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Tourism Management in Nankai
Nankai University - Study Tourism Management

The Tourism Department (Business School)

In 1981, the fledgling period of tourism education in China's Tourism Department of Nankai University was jointly founded by National Tourism Administration and Nankai University. As one of the first tourism departments founded in China, it has accumulated substantial academic accomplishments, and formed its own characteristics in 23 years' development.

In 1991, Tourism Department, as one of the first groups in China, was entitled to award the Master Degree, which offers three research fields: Tourism Development and Management, Tourism Enterprise Management and Tourism Marketing. In 1995, Tourism Department was listed in the World Major Tourism Educational Organization by WTO (World Tourism Organization).

In 2003, it was authorized to award the Doctor Degree. Now, it has 12 professional teachers, 75% of them possess senior professional post and five of them hold the Doctor Degree. Over half of the teachers have experiences of studying abroad or doing researching as visiting scholars.

Since the establishment of Tourism Department, it has undertaken and fulfilled numerous researching projects from the state, provinces and individual corporations, and at the same time it has gained remarkable economic benefit as well as social benefit. Its education concept and curriculum system have obtained recognition and been followed by other tourism educational institutions both at home and abroad. A series of textbooks on tourism management authored by it have gained nationwide renown and won the first prize of excellent textbooks from National Education Ministry.

Over 20 years, Tourism Department has offered a large number of outstanding graduates for society; among them were over 2,000 Bachelors, 100 Masters, and about 4,000 vocational students. They have made distinguished achievements, such as taking the first place in the National Ability Tracking Test for Tourism Graduates, organized by National Tourism Administration. The first and third prize owners of National Knowledge and Skill Contest for Tourist Guides are all graduated from Tourism Department and so is the youngest president of 5-star hotel in China.

The frequent academic communications with other institutions at home and abroad accelerate our teaching and researching work. Basing on the comprehensive university, Tourism Department cultivates a unique educational concept and management style, enhancing itself in ground theory and quality fostering. Emphasizing scientific research, it is practical and diverse. Moreover, it constantly upgrades its development of academy and moral education, reflecting the latest leading trend in its academic field and business circle. Tourism Department of Nankai University is resolved to make greater contribution for the national tourism education through redoubling its exertion.

About This University
Nankai University is a key multidisciplinary and research-oriented university directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education.

Nankai University, located in Tianjin on the border of the sea of Bohai, is also the alma mater of our beloved late Premier Zhou Enlai.

Nankai University was founded in 1919 by the famous patriotic educators, Mr. Zhang Boling and Mr. Yan Xiu. During the Anti-Japanese war (1937-1945), Nankai University, Peking University (Beijng University) and Tsinghua University (Qinghua University) united in Kunming to form the renowned Southwest Associated University. It was compared to be "The North Star of Higher Learning". In accordance with its motto of "dedication to the public interests, acquisition of all-round capability and aspiration for daily progress", the University has produced batches of prominent talents such as late Premier Zhou Enlai, Dr. Shiing -shen Chern, Dr. Ta-you Wu and playwright Cao Yu.

On December 25th, 2000 the State Ministry of Education signed an agreement with Tianjin Municipal Government on jointly establishing and developing Nankai University. Since then, Nankai University has been listed among universities for priority development in the 21st century.

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