Number of inbound foreign visitors to Japan is increasing and expected to accelerate with the Tokyo Olympic in 2020 and Osaka Expo in 2025. Foreign visitors to Japan have more than tripled in five years growing from 8.4 million visitors in 2012 to 28.4 million in 2017. Rapid growth will continue with 40 million visitors forecasted in 2020. However, there is expected to be a huge shortage of highly skilled hospitality resources who are capable of delivering good service to the foreign visitors. Shortage of important skills include providing service in English, incorporating digital innovation and trending technologies to the hospitality industry as part of Industrial Revolution 4.0, and designing innovative customer experiences.
Based on these needs, this degree is designed to train students to become capable of working globally and not just in Japan. This leading degree is characterized by focus on immersive English, disruptive technologies changing the service industry, real-world global internships and leadership skills.
This degree consists of 4 years of both academic learning and real-world experiences through internships to prepare the students to become manager candidates in the near future. The classes are conducted all in English and designed for non-native English speakers. Graduates from this degree will aim to become “manager candidate at global hotel/hospitality facilities” or “entrepreneurs in hospitality related business and management”. Part of the curriculum consists of internship at vKirirom Pine Resort located alongside KIT and designing and building tourism/hospitality related IT services by themselves. They will also learn and do daily operations of the resort as well as help drive digital marketing for the resort. Student will complete half year internships each year (total of 2 years) at resort/tourism/hospitality facilities at both inside and outside of Cambodia to gain global working experience.
The 2019 class is open to 40 students from Japan, Cambodia and Malaysia.
Entrance Exam Overview
First round of test: IQ test (30min), Second round of test: EQ test and Interview (Japanese)
*All exam is done through online. PC with camera and microphone is required.
Application period: 01/12/2018 (Sat) ~ 31/03/2019 (Sun)
Exam period: Starting from January 2019, conducted individually through online.
(3)Recruitment number:40 students
・Submitting of high school grade
・English Level: The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency level 2 or equivalent certificate
■ Kirirom Institute of Technology (KIT) is a top IT university in Cambodia, founded in 2014 and currently consists over 200 students who all live and learn together. Currently, it focuses on IT degree and has won 7 hackathons out of 8 it participated. It is quickly gaining recognition in Cambodia for its innovative curriculum and 100% job placement.
■ vKirirom Nature city aims to become city of “Learning and innovation”, where all its visitors learn something new and share knowledge with others. Its four core businesses are, “Kirirom Institute of Technology” (University), “vKirirom Second Home” (Property), “vKirirom Pine Resort” (Resort) and “A2A Digital” (IT service).
In Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Ranking, vKirirom Pte. Ltd., organizer of vKirirom Nature city, has been ranked 2 consecutive years and ranked 18th among Japanese entrepreneur companies.
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