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World-renowned universities found Institute of Global Hospitality Research in Dresden

The Institute of Global Hospitality Research (IGHOR) was founded in Dresden on 1 June 2019. World-renowned universities and academies in Dresden, Hong Kong, Vienna and Helsinki will be working closely together in this institution. Further international schools have already asked for cooperation. The institute will be headed by Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bohne.

Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bohne (SRH Hochschule Berlin), Dr. Florian Aubke (Modul University Vienna), Prof. Dr. Markus Schuckert (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)(left to right)

For 25 years, SRH Hotel-Akademie Dresden has been offering study and further training programems in the hotel industry. As part of SRH Hochschule Berlin, the academy offers international Bachelor's and Master's courses.

The focus on international hotel management led to the foundation of the first international research institute for global challenges in hospitality: the Institute of Global Hospitality Research (IGHOR) combines project research with a modern, holistic management approach and creates a unique international research network.

Led by Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bohne of SRH, partners from renowned universities have joined forces to work together on crossborder issues and international comparative analyses: "It is a particular challenge to analyse international challenges for the hotel industry and use the findings in application-oriented concepts in cross-border projects with partners from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Modul University Vienna, University of the South Pacific, Kansas State University and Haaga Helia University Helsinki. We are both pleased and proud to welcome several renowned experts in our research team and have already received additional requests for cooperation from universities in the Netherlands as well as further countries in Asia and the Middle East," said Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bohne, Managing Director of the new institute.

The institute’s management is composed as follows:

  • Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bohne, Managing Director, SRH Hochschule Berlin Campus Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Schuckert, Scientific Director, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Dr. Florian Aubke, Proxy Scientific Director, Modul University Vienna.

Other members of the international research team are:

  • Prof. Dr. Stephen Pratt, University of the South Pacific, Suva/Fidschi
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Ottenbacher, Kansas State University, Manhattan/USA
  • Pirkko Salo, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki/Finland.

More information can be found in the published article of Hospitality INSIDE.

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