Haaga Campus has specialized in hospitality management training for 50 years. The operation started with Hotelli- ja ravintolaopisto – a school of hotel and restaurant management – in 1969 to meet the demand for hospitality management professionals in the rapidly growing hotel and restaurant industry of the 1960’s. In 1991, the name of the school changed into Haaga Institute Polytechnic, because Haaga was the first educational institution who received the status of a polytechnic (later a university of applied sciences) in Finland.
Haaga Campus anniversary celebrations continue all year long
The goal of the anniversary celebrations are to gain visibility for the hospitality management training and the Haaga Campus as well as to advance networking in the hospitality and tourism industry. The anniversary celebrations project emphasizes great relations to the hospitality business, international aspects, research, development and innovation as well as the hospitality mindset, as stated by the Haaga Campus spokespersons Ms Terhi Oksanen-Alen and Ms Nina Niemi, who are in charge of planning the anniversary celebrations project.
Anniversary celebrations programme
- 19 August 2019 Opening Ceremony: All Haaga Campus students and alumni were invited. Over 30 alumni of year 1969 were present.
- 17 September 2019 Mini Fair: a networking event with hospitality and tourism businesses and students
- 19 November 2019 Baltic Sea oriented event ”Syö itämeri puhtaaksi” combined with an evening with alumni and stakeholders
- 25 January 2020 Annual Ball – the main event of the anniversary celebrations. Arranged in collaboration with the Haaga Campus student association Pore celebrating their 30th anniversary.
- 11-12 March 2020 a national student competition RESTO: the championships of hospitality management students including students from all 13 universities of applied sciences with hospitality management programmes
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