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Nankai University is located in Tianjin, as a key multidisciplinary university directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and the alma mater of our beloved late Premier Zhou Enlai, it was founded in 1919 under the idea of saving the nation through education from Mr. Yan Xiu and Mr. Zhang Boling.In September 2017, the university was selected to be on the list of 42 universities and colleges that would participate in National Double First-Class Initiativeas one of the 36 A-level universities in China.

Nankai University is the first university that offers the undergraduate education in tourism in China since 1981, and also one of the first batch of units that has the right of granting the Master of Science in Tourism Management, the Master of Tourism Administration (Professional Degree), and the Ph.D in Tourism Management. It also holds the role of the secretariat of China National MTA Education Supervisory Committee. Nankai University owns strong scientific and research strength, rich social service and consulting research achievements, positively leads the tourism education reform and innovation, and cultivates a large number of outstanding talents, and makes important contribution to the tourism development of our country.

Founded in 2010, the College of Tourism and Service has six majors, i.e. tourism market, tourism enterprise, tourism ecology, tourism information, service and recreation, exhibition economy and management, and Chinese Tourism Market and Destination Marketing Research Center , China and the United States Tourism Research Center, China Tourism Human Resource and Occupation Development Center, China Marine Tourism Research Center, “Nankai University -Tianjin University”tourism planning and collaborative innovation Center, Agriculture and Leisure Research Center , Silk Road Tourism Research Center, China Institute of Pacific Relations marine tourism committee. the Integrated Tourism and other important research platforms, and has accumulated the rich research achievements in the fields of national tourism image, poverty alleviation through tourism, tourism industry integration, national parks, MTA education, inbound tourism, red tourism and tourism diplomacy, marine tourism, tourism industry associations administration.

At present, there are 567 students at College, including 384 undergraduates, 148 postgraduates and 37 doctoral students including 16 international students from 11 countries. There are 38 professional teachers, including 8 professors, 18 associate professors, 12 lecturers and post-docs and 41 cadres. The professors Qiu Hanqin, Bai Changhong, Shi Peihua, Xu Hong, Yao Yanbo, Li Hui, Ma Xiaolong, Chen Ye and other academic leaders enjoy very high reputation in the academic circles in domestic. The associate professors Qiu Wei, Yi Zhibin, Yu Haibo, Yang Dejin and Jiao Yan are selected into the national young experts training plan of National Tourism Administration.

In July 2015, as being led by Nankai University, the Modern Tourism Industry Development and Collaborative Innovation Center was formerly established through the joint participation of Zhongshan University, State Information Center and the Scientific and Technological Innovation Engineering Center of the National Tourism Industry, which the first collaborative innovation center of tourism in our country. According to the overall requirements of “urgent need of the country, first class in the world, advanced system and outstanding contribution” proposed in the “institutions of Higher Learning Innovation Ability Enhancement Plan”, the center closely centers on the three major targets of “the strategic pillar industry of national economy, the modern service industry that the masses feel more satisfied and the world tourism power”, focuses on the significant demand of the tourism industry development, gathers the excellent innovation teams and various innovation resources at all levels, innovates the talents training mode of tourism industry, deepens the international cooperation and communication, optimizes the innovation environment and improves the innovation capability that integrated with talents, subjects and scientific research, as being driven by the significant collaborative innovation task and guaranteed by the institutional mechanism reform.

In the past 8 years, the College of Tourism and Service of Nankai University has established relationships with many well-known international and domestic colleges. The College signed Walt Disney Theme Parks teaching internship program with Rosen College of Hospitality Management of University of Central Florida in the United States, the “3+1” double degree program for bachelors and masters with University of Surrey in UK, and “1+1” double degree program for masters with University of Glasgow in UK. Besides, the College also establishes the teacher communication and transnational research platforms with the University of South Carolina, Temple University, Oklahoma State University and Washington State University in the United States and the University of the Balearic Islands in Spain to cooperate in the education and research field of tourism and service administration. The college is acting as the member of IFITT, TTRA, CAUTHE, ICHRIE, ISTTE, CHME and the GReAT Alliance.

In terms of industry cooperation, the College also maintains a long-term cooperation relationship with Hainan Airlines Tourism Group, Hainan Airlines Hotel Group, BES Scenic Area Management Co., Ltd., CITIC Guoan Investment Co., Ltd., Marriott Hotel Group, CYTS Rogan (Tianjin) International Commerce Exhibition Co., Ltd., China Mobile, Tencent Tourism Channel and other domestic and overseas well-known enterprises on the aspects of talent cultivation, practice base and joint studies.

The vision of the College: develop to be the leading tourism education college in China through the innovation mode.

The mission of the College: Becoming a Center of Excellence for Knowledge Creation, Education Innovation and Services Practice in the Digital Era. (Up to May 5, 2019)