Founded in 1979, the SHTM is driven by the need to serve its industry and academic communities through the advancement of education and dissemination of knowledge. A symbol of excellence in the field, the School sets itself apart from other hospitality and tourism educational institutions by consistently ranked among top hotel and tourism schools in the world, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.
Established by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), the Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre (HTRC) is dedicated to bridging the gap between hospitality and tourism theories and industry practices. The centre provides a unique research-based platform with an extensive network of hospitality and tourism academics from our school and partner institutions, as well as executives from leading industry organisations.

The primary research strengths of HTRC are Smart Tourism, Performance Measurement and Management, Tourism Futures and Forecasting also Policy and Planning.
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Founded in 1985, STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors. STR was acquired in October 2019 as a division of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.


Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM), established in 1995, is a public institution of higher education in Macao that offers degree programmes and professional training in tourism and hospitality, and is under the supervision of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region.
IFTM 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.
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Sun Yat-sen University, founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years, is a preeminent research, academic and cultural center and the premier location for talent development in South China.
Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen University has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally.