Institute of Tourism Studies (INSETUR)


Institute of Tourism Studies (INSETUR)

ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education)

The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) was set up in 1991 to develop transnational educational initiatives in tourism and leisure. ATLAS provides a forum to promote staff and student exchanges and transnational research, and to facilitate curriculum and professional development. ATLAS currently has members in more than 70 countries.

The representative of the ATLAS network is Dr Lluís Mundet.

NECSTOUR ( European Region Network for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism)

NECSTouR is the European Region network made up of 28 Regional Tourism Authorities associated with 30 representatives of the academic and entrepreneurial sectors of Sustainable and Competitive Tourism.

The representative of the NECSTOUR network is Dr Lluís Mundet.

RED INTUR (Interuniveristy network of Postgraduate courses in Tourism)

The RED INTUR is made up for 24 Spanish universities that impart postgraduate course in different areas of tourism, and its purpose is to concentrate efforts to reach various common objectives such as cooperation in teaching postgraduate studies, fostering exchange and mobility among teachers and students, carrying out R&D&I projects, the transfer of knowledge and any other initiatives to do with postgraduate courses and doctoral degrees.

The representative of the RED INTUR network is Dr Jordi Comas.

UNITWIN (University Twinning and Networking)

The UNITWIN/ UNESCO Chairs Program promotes international cooperation between universities and the creation of networks to improve institutional capacities through the exchange of knowledge and the collaborative work. The Program gives support to the creation of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in key priority areas related to the UNESCO of area of power/competence - in other words, education, natural and social sciences,culture and communication. At present, more than 854 institutions from 134 countries participate in the program.

The representative of the UNITWIN network is Dr Dolors Vidal.

UNIMED (Union of Mediterranean Universities)

UNIMED, the Union of Mediterranean Universities founded in October 1991, is an association of universities in the countries of the Mediterranean basin ( It includes 84 associated Universities from 20 countries on both sides of the Mediterranean (data updated in October 2015).

The objective of UNIMED is to develop university research and education in the Euro-Mediterranean area to contribute to scientific, cultural, social and economic cooperation. UNIMED acts in different fields: material and immaterial cultural heritage, economy, energy, environment, management of water resources, transport, health, media, new technologies, history and tourism. The idea that best illustrates our association is that of a University without Walls.

The representative of the UNIMED network is the scientific director of the Tourism Campus, Dr José A. Donaire.