MSc Programme in Management of Ecological and Sustainable Tourism
Start date: 01 Oct 2013,

Tourism is one of the world's fastest growing industries and an important source of foreign exchange and employment for many developing countries. In reviewing the first five years' implementation of Agenda 21 in 1997 at its nineteenth Special Session, the General Assembly indicated the need to give further consideration to the importance of tourism in the context of Agenda 21. In 2002, the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg addressed sustainable tourism in the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.The purpose of this project is to bring strengthen the cooperation between companies and higher education institutions through the development of a joint innovative Masters Program in Management of Sustainable and Ecological Tourism, with adapted learning and teaching methods.The main deliverable will be1. An integrated Masters modules program with clear learning outcomes and learning materials. The accredited modules in all participating countries will be jointly taught and included in an accredited MSc to be piloted at UPM, Spain. The program will available in EN, DE, HU, EE, ES, RO, and Bosnian, and will be delivered in an integrated way using the European Credit and Accumulation Transfer System and Diploma Supplement, including mobility.2. Virtual Learning Platform that contains learning materials in a digital format including text, audio-material, images and video-material.3. Dissemination materials on digital support containing text, pictures and video-materials.4. Tester workshops organized in participating countries.5. Teaching materials translated from ES into HU, EE, EN, DE, RO and Bosnian.6. Jointly delivered MSc - MEST, piloted at UPM.Target group: Graduates of Tourism, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Sciences, Business and Planning faculties who intend to specialize in ecotourism.
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