About Us

School of Geography and Tourism

School of Geography and Tourism, originally founded in 1986, is developed from the cuisine engineering major. Now the School offers five undergraduate programs, Physical Geography and Resource Environment, Human Geography and Urban Planning Management, Tourism Management, Hospitality  Management,  Exhibition Economics and Management. It also provides one   postgraduate program, Tourism Management.

The school has made considerable strides in disciplinary construction and practical learning in recent years .Tourism Management including Hotel Management, MICE Economy and Management were appraised as provincial key courses and provincial characteristic specialties. Danxia Mountain, Lushan Mountain, Guangzhou International Conference Centre, Four Seasons Hotel, Chimelong Group, Starwood Hotel, Hyatt hotel  are all  the demonstration bases of the School for practical teaching.

School of Geography and Tourism boasts  a high-qualified teaching team of 53 full-time members. Seven are professors and 16 are associate professors. 60% of the teachers have obtained a doctor degree. In recent years, the school has undertaken 35 research projects above provincial level, including eight national research projects. More than 1000 students who majored in Geography and 5000 students in Tourism have graduated from the School of Geography and Tourism in the recent 30 years. Now it has more than 2000 full-time students including undergraduates and graduates. Cultivating professional managers and business leaders and serving China, especially South China,  the school has become more and more important in geography, hospitality and tourism education.