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Institute of Tourism Studies (INSETUR)


INSETUR’s goals are


Creating synergies between departments, research groups and university teaching staff from several disciplines specialising in tourism as a whole, by promoting joint research and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary professional practice.


Providing doctoral and postgraduate training on tourism and organising the ongoing training of professionals involved in the decision-making process affecting the management of tourism companies and destinations.


Constituting a scientific and technical point of contact between all the agents involved in tourism management: the private sector, the public sector and citizens.


Providing advice in the decision-making process concerning tourism matters involving the different agents, in a particular way in complex situations or circumstances involving high levels of uncertainty.


Promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research geared towards providing firm scientific foundations for education, communication, awareness-raising and civic training in tourism.


Constituting a permanent observatory of the status, dynamics and evolution of tourism in Catalonia in general, and in the regions of Girona in particular.


Encouraging academic and scientific-technical collaboration in tourism area with universities, research centres and international public and private institutions.


Promoting research projects and technical application in the field of cooperation with impoverished countries.

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