In 1998, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Zhejiang University jointly established the Zhejiang University – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University International Executive Development Center at the Zhejiang University campus in Hangzhou to capitalise on their joint strengths in providing quality and unique programmes in the Chinese mainland. In the past 10 years, the Center has attained a good reputation for developing a pool of professionals who are competent, competitive and have an international perspective.
The Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management is offered in a bilingual mode. The teaching language is Putonghua/ English, but the teaching materials are offered in both English and Chinese. The programme has been approved by the Ministry of Education of the PRC (approval code: MOE33HK1A200121287N).
The Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management programme is designed to cater for the needs of senior industry executives, senior staff in governmental and non-governmental tourism organisations and academics who are seeking a professional doctorate in hotel and tourism management.
Learning and teaching methods are participant centred, with a significant emphasis on experiential exercises, seminars and self-guided study. Individual subjects are designed to focus on innovation, creativity and developing research skills in the dynamic hotel and tourism management sector, all within the unique Asian context.