Educational Institutions




Center for Advanced Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University

The Center for Advanced Tourism Studies contributes to “Creation of 21st Century Tourism” through the comprehensive and cutting-edge research on topics such as “Next-Generation Tourism” and “Tourism Innovation”. The Center carries out investigations and research related to tourism creation and drives joint research in tourism-related fields. It also cooperates in advanced education, establish networks between research institutions and researchers, and carry out a range of industry-university and social collaborations. 

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Institute for Tourism Studies

Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), established in 1995, is a public institution of higher education that falls under the governance of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, People’s Republic of China. IFT offers degree and professional programmes in a wide range of tourism-related disciplines such as hospitality, tourism business, heritage, events, retail and marketing, leisure and entertainment, sports and recreation, creative and cultural studies, and culinary arts. IFT also delivers various programmes at the executive level in partnership with leading tourism schools in the world. The Institute is entrusted by the local authorities to conduct policy level research related to tourism planning and development.

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Kyung Hee University

Kyung Hee University´s degree programs have been designed to provide a broad but thorough study of tourism and tourism-related disciplines while allowing students to pursue their own interest in more specialized aspects of the subject. The department enjoys a domestic and international reputation as a centre for the study of hospitality and tourism.

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Shanghai Institute of Tourism

Shanghai Institute of Tourism (SIT) was incorporated with Urban Science and Tourism College of Shanghai Normal University in 2003 and now offers multiple levels of study, from associate degree programmes to PHD programmes, as well as various in-service training options. SIT´s focus is on being internationally-oriented and industry-based, as well as concentrating on imporiving teaching quality and education capabilities by establishing mutual and beneficial industry relationships.

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has recently been ranked no. 2 in the world among tourism and hospitality academic institutions. The University continues to raise the bar in tourism and hospitality education moving from 4th place in 2005 to 2nd in 2009, further enhancing its reputation as a world leader in hospitality and tourism education. 

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The University of Queensland

The School of Tourism offers an extensive range of programs and courses covering undergraduate, postgraduate and executive study. These programs and courses are professionally-oriented and academically rigorous and aimed at meeting the needs of students seeking rewarding careers in areas such as tourism, hotel, leisure and event management. The School of Tourism has an active research program. The School offers a supportive research environment that provides meaningful opportunities for students to make a significant contribution to tourism research, through postgraduate research programs.

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Toyo University

Toyo University began as a private "Philosophy Academy" founded by Dr. Enryo Inoue in 1887. With approximately 30,000 students, it has become a large-scale general university consisting of 11 faculties with 44 departments, 10 graduate schools offering 32 majors, and the Law School. In each and every one of its faculties and graduate schools, the educational goals and philosophies relating to the collective cultivation of individual minds are established based upon the spirit with which the university was founded. 

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