GROOMING TOMORROW’S TOURISM LEADERS
IFT is the pioneer of tourism and hospitality education in Macao

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.

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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

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PARTNERSHIPS ABROAD

The network of universities and tourism organisations that the Institute has links with reaches into 30 countries and regions

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INTERNSHIP ARRANGEMENTS

Strong links with tourism and hospitality enterprises around the world ensure high-quality internship opportunities to students

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SCHOLARSHIPS ANNUALLY

Firm support by the industry and community means the Institute has 23 partners in awarding scholarships

93%

PROPORTION OF ALUMNI SAYING IFT READIED THEM FOR WORKPLACE

 The overwhelming majority of IFT graduates report they are satisfied with the education they received 

PIONEER IN TOURISM EDUCATION

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IN UNWTO.TEDQUAL CERTIFICATION

IFT has more bachelor degree programmes certified by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) than any other institution in the world

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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

AWARD-WINNING QUALITY

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

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

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"
 

DISTINCTIVE APPROACH

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.

– Offers bachelor degree programmes

– 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 internships

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– Offers vocational courses

– 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 entities

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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.

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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.

TEACHING EXCELLENCE

We strive to attract and nurture outstanding academics from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange.

STUDENT SATISFACTION

We are committed to giving students at all levels stimulating and outstanding experiences that can cultivate future leaders of the tourism and hospitality industries.

INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

We work closely and proactively with business to meet the need for highly skilled people able to foster development of the tourism and hospitality industries.

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

We welcome people from around the world and partnerships with institutions abroad, so promoting cross-cultural understanding and diversity of knowledge.

SPECIALIST FACILITIES

We value rich, hands-on learning experiences, giving students access to a training hotel, an educational restaurant, demonstration classrooms, laboratories and other education facilities.

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 work with entities abroad to offer special courses to people from Asian and Portuguese-speaking countries, promoting the development of global tourism.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

We are closely connected to our community, aiming to make positive contributions to developing it economically, socially and culturally in a sustainable manner.

STRATEGIC POSITIONING

We actively support the development of Macao as a World Centre for Tourism and Leisure, as envisaged by the Central Government and the Macao SAR Government.

SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP

We strive to take the lead in making our operations, our teaching and learning, our research and our engagement sustainable in every respect.

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.

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INCREASE IN OUTPUT OF ACADEMIC PAPERS IN THE PAST 5 YEARS