The nomination of Lluís Serra, managing director of EUHT StPOL, as a President of EUHOFA International has taken place at the General Assembly, held in Kathmandu (Nepal). For the first time in over 60 years of this association’s career, the presidency falls to the representative of a Hotel-School in the Spanish State.
Lluís Serra, managing director of the University College of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts of Sant Pol de Mar (EUHT StPOL), affiliated to Universitat de Girona, has become the 8th president of EUHOFA International, being the first time that this position is held by a representative of the Spanish State. The position was approved at the recent General Assembly that was held in Kathmandu (Nepal) on November 29th, at which he was unanimously elected.
Founded in 1955, EUHOFA INTERNATIONAL is the first international association of universities and schools of hospitality management and tourism. It was created by the Alpine hotel schools with the aim of assessing the latest trends and development of the hotel sector and its impact on hotel training. In 1974 it became an advisory member of the Council of Europe.
Currently, EUHOFA International has more than 200 universities and schools of hospitality management, tourism and culinary arts on five continents. The members of the association are the directors and deans of these institutions, leaders in their territory.
EUHT StPOL has been a member of EUHOFA International since 1990, thus becoming the first school in Spain to do so. Together with EUHT StPOL, are also members of EUHOFA some of the most prestigious hotel schools in the world such as l’École Hôtelière de Lausanne (Switzerland), Hotelschool The Hague (Netherlands), Johnson & Wales University (United States) or École from Savignac (France), among others. In Spain, Les Roches Marbella and the Centro Superior de Hostelería of Galicia are associates.