The Institute is one of the most prolific institutions of higher education in the field of tourism and hospitality in the Asia-Pacific region. It produces graduates that are among the most sought-after in Macao and beyond. IFT brings together more than 1,500 undergraduates and almost 120 teaching staff from around the world in one thriving education hub. We continue to invest in our facilities and infrastructure so our students and staff can excel in an environment that is inspiring and switched-on to the latest trends in tourism and hospitality.LEARN MORE
NEW BACHELOR DEGREE GRADUATES IN 2015/16
IFT is proud to be the first choice among young Macao people seeking a degree relevant to tourism and hospitality
The network of universities and tourism organisations that the Institute has links with reaches into 30 countries and regions
Strong links with tourism and hospitality enterprises around the world ensure high-quality internship opportunities to students
Firm support by the industry and community means the Institute has 23 partners in awarding scholarships
PROPORTION OF ALUMNI SAYING IFT READIED THEM FOR WORKPLACEThe overwhelming majority of IFT graduates report they are satisfied with the education they received
PIONEER IN TOURISM EDUCATION
IN UNWTO.TEDQUAL CERTIFICATION
IFT has more bachelor degree programmes certified by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) than any other institution in the world
TO REQUIRE A THESIS
Only institution in Macao requiring all daytime Bachelor of Science Degree Programme students to produce an individual thesis in order to graduate
MICHELIN GUIDE RECOMMENDATIONS
The Pousada de Mong-Há educational hotel and the IFT Educational Restaurant both appear in the Michelin Guide – Hong Kong and Macau
Our campus welcomes people from over 20 countries and regions, promoting diversity of ideas and knowledge
TALEB RIFAI | Secretary-General – World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)"We thank IFT for its contribution to tourism education and excellence and the promotion of sustainable tourism"
IFT pursues a distinctive strategy in tourism and hospitality education, offering degree programmes and vocational courses. We believe students benefit greatly from this approach, as they can tap a more diverse array of educational resources to obtain a well-rounded education.
– Programmes extend for 4 years
– Daytime and evening programmes are available
– Daytime programmes are taught in English, evening programmes in Chinese
– Programmes include 6-month internshipsLEARN MORE
– Durations of courses and levels of specialisation vary
– Daytime and evening courses available
– Courses taught in Chinese or English
– Also devises courses especially for outside entitiesLEARN MORE
MORE SPACE, BETTER PROSPECTS
IFT is expanding appreciably as its new campus swings into action. The new campus on Taipa gives us the potential to build our international standing, to become more closely involved in academic research around the world and to become an Asian hub for education and training in tourism.LEARN MORE
THE IFT VISION
We at IFT believe in the importance of giving high-quality education and training in the field of tourism and hospitality, to prepare people to excel in the global marketplace. We aim to do so by reaching 10 goals, and by emphasising a modern curriculum, hands-on learning and stakeholder engagement in a nurturing, student-focused environment.
We strive to attract and nurture outstanding academics from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange.
RESEARCH AND IMPACT
We aspire to be a place for the acquisition and exchange of knowledge by academia, the tourism and hospitality industries, and society at large.
GLOBAL EDUCATION HUB
We are closely connected to our community, aiming to make positive contributions to developing it economically, socially and culturally in a sustainable manner.
RESEARCH THAT MATTERS
IFT continues to reinforce its position as one of the centres in Asia for research into tourism and hospitality. The Institute is committed to high-quality research with industry-changing impact.