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NEWS & EVENTSCall for Participants

The Sixth Research Methods Summer School for Research Students

Co-organizers School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-Sen University
China Tourism Education Association
Date 5 - 9 August, 2019
Venue School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 17 Science Museum Road, TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Webpage https://www.polyu.edu.hk/htm/summerschool
Medium of Instruction English

“The Sixth Research Methods Summer School for Research Students” co-organized by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the School of Tourism Management (STM), Sun Yat-Sen University, will be held at the SHTM Premises, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, from 5 to 9 August 2019.

The main theme of The Sixth Research Methods Summer School for Research Students is “Realizing Your Research Potential”. This five-day Summer School aims at equipping research students with recent advances in research methodologies and enhancing their research abilities in solving complex research problems. A distinctive feature of the Sixth Research Methods Summer School is that the lectures and tutorials will place a greater emphasis on the international best practices in tourism research. Students will also be exposed to critical reviews of the published studies so that they can gain insights into the frontiers of tourism research. This Summer School opens to all research students who are pursuing their PhD studies in the field of tourism and hospitality from recognized universities.

The host institution, SHTM at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is one of the largest hospitality and tourism schools in Asia, and amongst the top such schools worldwide. In 2017 and 2018, the SHTM was ranked No. 1 in the world in the "Hospitality and Tourism Management" category according to ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. SHTM has more than 70 academic staff from 22 countries and is currently training more than 100 doctoral students in Hong Kong and China.

The co-organizer, STM at Sun Yat-Sen University, founded in 2004, is a leading institution providing excellent tourism education at both undergraduate and graduate levels in China. Many of its academic staff are also renowned academics within and beyond China. STM has been one of the Knowledge Network Members of the World Tourism Organization since 2007.

Theme of Summer School

Realizing Your Research Potential

Format of the Summer School

The format of the Summer School includes lectures on research methods, seminars and workshops focus on the applications of the methods covered in the lecture series.