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Colorado State University

Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Colorado State University

The mission of the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) at Colorado State University is to empower people to explore and sustain their world. Our style is to re-image learning and discovery in ways that benefit people and the natural world. Core to our pursuit is  understanding and attending to the needs and values of humans, human society, and culture as they relate to the conservation and enjoyment of the natural environment. 


We deliver academic programs that focus on nature-based tourism, emphasizing the benefits of managing for a healthy, sustainable environment. Our programs include the Master of Tourism Management, which is offered in United States and cooperatively with Central China Normal University in China. The Department also offers a BS of Natural Resource Tourism (accelerated and online), a BS, MS and PhD in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, and an MS in Conservation Leadership; as well as graduate certificates in Adventure Tourism, Communications for Conservation and Ski Area Management. HDNR is also home to the US’s only Center for Protected Area Management (CPAM).

University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland is a global institution. It offers life-changing opportunities to thousands of students across the world, in its partner colleges and in its four main sites (two in Sunderland, London, and Hong Kong). It is research active, with ten areas of ‘world leading’ research (Pharmacy, Engineering, Business, Education, Social Work, Sports and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism, English, History, Art and Design, and Media). 

The research centre (CERTE) was established in 2017, and has already engaged in numerous activities and projects. The name CERTE stands for Centre for Research in Tourism Excellence. CERTE is at the heart of the Department for Tourism Hospitality and Events (T.H.E.) of the University of Sunderland, and operates as the beacon for knowledge generation through research implementation. It is dedicated to employ both, applied and academic research in tourism hospitality and events. It aims to impact on the generation of knowledge as well as its application in the industry. Moreover, it operates as a platform for research led teaching and provision of better education and knowledge dissemination. The pillars of CERTE’s research engagement are: (i) tourism, (ii) hospitality, and (iii) events. Its research connects these pillars of the service industry, and formulates knowledge under a multidisciplinary perspective. 

Central China Normal University

Central China Normal University

Wuhan branch of China tourism academy, Central China Normal University (WBCTA, CCNU) approved by China Tourism Administration and China Tourism Academy, is an innovative platform integrating governments, enterprises and scholars. WBCTA, CCNU is the only branch set up in the university within China and focuses on regional development, tourism resource planning and protection, as well as tourism information technology etc.

In recent years, WBCTA, CCNU has undertaken hundreds of national and provincial level research programs as well as the programs committed by enterprises and public institutions. Thereinto, China Tourism Development Report WBCTA has edited each year since 2012 analyzes the current features, spatial-temporal patterns and cruxes of the problems in China’s tourism development, releases the newest and latest research results annually and has become an authoritative resource in tourism industry. 

The Master Degree of Tourism Management, an education program jointly held with Colorado State University, created a new model to cultivate master students in tourism major and wins a high reputation in China.

Università di Pisa

University of Pisa

The University of Pisa is a public institution boasting twenty departments, with high level research centers in the sectors of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine. Furthermore the University has close relations with the Pisan Institutes of the National Board of Research, with many cultural institutions of national and international importance, and with industry, especially that of information technology, which went through a phase of rapid expansion in Pisa during the nineteen sixties and seventies. It was officially established in 1343, although a number of scholars claim its origin dates back to the 11th century.

The Degree Program in Sciences in Tourism is directed towards the economic aspect of the tourism market but with a focus also in communication and intercultural exchanges. The course is strongly oriented to inter-disciplinary contents and teaching methods with a focus on specific subjects including: economy, marketing and management, history and art, law and foreign languages, sociology and anthropology. 

University of Derby

University of Derby

The University of Derby’s reputation for industry-relevant degree programs offer their 34,000 students unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside their studies. They’ve invested around £100 million over the past five years in some of the best university facilities you’ll find in the UK to ensure their students get the hands-on practical skills and experience employers are looking for. 
The Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management courses are in the top 10 in the UK, as ranked by the Guardian University Guide 2017. Derby is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and a member of the Institute of Travel & Tourism. The campus in Buxton sits on the edge of the Northern Powerhouse and the Peak District National Park, an area thriving with tourism businesses, providing unique opportunities for provides unparalleled opportunities for real world learning in Outdoor, Events, Hospitality, Tourism, Spa and Wellness. 

Fachhochschule Graubünden

University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

The University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons responsibly shapes the development of the university according to the principles of sustainable development, both by integrating sustainability values into its management and support tasks and into the fulfillment of its performance mandates in teaching.

For more than ten years, the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons has been a member of PRME, the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education. The six principles formulated therein are now used by around 600 teaching and research institutions involved in the education of future managers to design, implement and further develop socially and ecologically responsible education.

The competence area Tourism and Sustainability at the Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) promotes and shapes tourism for the purpose of sustainable social development. Research, service and education are linked to make a positive contribution to the transformation of tourism. In Switzerland, in Europe and on a global level.

Since 2017, the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons 

has been offering the specialization (‘major’) "Sustainable Tourism and International Development" in the bachelor's degree program in tourism, which emerged directly from the IY2017 and the cooperation with the UNWTO.

Università di Trento

University of Trento

Located in one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world, the Dolomites, a Unesco World Heritage since 1997, the University of Trento has strong links with its region. With its large natural parks, 154 protected areas, and 3724 animal and plant species, more than a third of the surface of Trentino falls under environmental protection. The City of Trento and its university are committed to environmental sustainability and quality of life, and Trento has been selected as one of the ten cities involved in the Smart cities initiative. Internationally recognised for its high academic standards, the University provides excellent education, performs cutting-edge research, and has advanced facilities and services.


Today, the University of Trento has around 16,000 students and 600 academic staff, and offers 25 undergraduate degrees and 30 Master’s programmes. The programmes of study include a Master’s degree in Sustainability and Tourism Management and a PhD in Economics, Environment, Management and Society.


The University of Trento cares about environmental sustainability and includes environmental considerations in its planning policies. The Environmental sustainability plan is a sort of roadmap for the management of sustainability-related processes within the University. Trento is part of the University Network for Sustainable Development, a group of Italian universities that aims to encourage best practices in social responsibility and environmental sustainability.