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Institute of Tourism Studies (INSETUR)


The Institute aims to contribute to improving  knowledge of the reality of tourism in the surrounding area, aware that investment in tourism R&D&I is the main means of ensuring competitiveness in the sector. INSETUR seeks to serve as a tool at the service of its surroundings and a proactive instrument for improving the most important economic sector in the UdG's area of influence.

The members of INSETUR are teachers at the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Girona who specialise in subject areas such as the creation of tourism products and pathways, cultural heritage, tourism information management, the application of new technologies in the tourism industry, the analysis of tourism impacts, and destination management, among others.


  • In the 2013-2014 academic year, a total of more than 1,000 students enrolled on the Bachelor's degree in Tourism and the 3 international master’s taught in Girona (Master in Cultural Tourism, Master in Tourism Management and Planning, Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management).
  • Collaboration agreements with more than 150 international tourism companies.
  • More than 50 agreements signed with universities in Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, China, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Austria, among others.
  • Active member in national and international tourism networks in the area of tourism, including: NECSTOUR, INTUR, UNITWIN, ATLAS, and UNIMED.

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