HTMi Managing Director Ian R J Larmour and Dong A University Director Luong Minh Sam signed a memorandum of understanding on their partnership on August 14 in Geneva.
Ian R J Larmour said the joint project aims to offer students at the Vietnamese university international-standard training in hotel-tourism at affordable tuition fees.
Luong Minh Sam noted the programme will help develop hospitality human resources in the central region.
The HTMi welcomed first Vietnamese students in the 2000s, with about 150 of them graduating to date.
The HTMi-owned brand Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts has been investing in 2,000-room Swisstouches La Luna Resort in Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa. The project is set to be operational in 2018.