UdG: Academic partner
The UdG will bring in its methodology and experience in the implementation of European Tourism Projects, tourism market research activities and capacity building measures.
Who are UdG?
University of Girona (ES) is a public university and an experienced player in the field of developing and implementing European tourism projects and a distinguished training provider of tourism high education.
As a public educational institution, it is devoted to excellence in teaching and research and to participating in the progress and development of society through the creation, transmission, diffusion and criticism of knowledge related to the sciences, technology, the humanities, the social sciences and the arts. The University of Girona, deeply rooted in Catalonia and Catalan culture, is one of the primary economic and cultural engines of the region. It is pioneer in Higher Education in Tourism Studies in Spain, with around 1.000 students at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. It is also pioneer in tourism PhD programs since 2005. The Faculty of tourism is committed to quality teaching and has an important network of close relationships with foreign tourism faculties, schools and universities, with which it shares teaching experiences and research. The Faculty of Tourism is an active participant in international cooperation activities and programs.
The faculty offers undergraduate studies in tourism and advertising and public relations (more than 700 students in total), as well as 3 master programs: Cultural Tourism (17 students), Tourism Management and Planning (25 students) and Erasmus Mundus European Master’s in Tourism Management (EMTM – 62 students). A doctorate programme in Tourism, Law and Business also exists.
In 2012 the University of Girona obtained from the Spanish Government the Campus of International Excellence “Euro-mediterranean Tourism and Water Campus” (Campus e-MTA), formed by the University of Gerona (UdG), University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Since March 2013, three UdG professors are new members of the Taula de Turisme, a platform dedicated to promoting dialogue with the sector in general and, more specifically, with public and private stakeholders who have an impact on tourism activity in Catalonia. INSETUR (High Institute of Tourism Research) is the main research body within the faculty. It specializes in fundamental and applied research in tourism. It is a work of basic research, applied research, knowledge transfer and training in tourism.
The two existing research groups, Multidisciplinar Lab of Tourism Research and Organisational Networks, Innovation and Tourism, have a wide experience in international cooperation applied research: research on imagery of heritage cities, Catalonia Sacra, tourism management plan for Cajamarca (Peru), Marajoaras landscapes (Brasil), tourist clusters in Catalonia, etc.
It is an active Member of NECSTouR since its origin and sits at the NECSTouR Academic Committee Board and Executive Committee.