University of Girona
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
The University of Girona is a public university with headquarters in the city of Girona, Spain. It was recognized as a university in 1991, as a result of the merger of several university studies centers in Girona attached to other universities. The university has three campuses and a Science and Technology Park. In the three campuses there are 8 faculty buildings (Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Tourism, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, Polytechnics School).
According the information in the course 2018-2019, the university community is formed by 15299 students of the UdG, 1259 teaching and research staff and 599 administration and services staff.
The Faculty of Tourism ( www.udg.edu/en/ft ) that is open to the world, based on teaching innovation, research and knowledge transfer. We live in a context of global change, new challenges and new opportunities and because of that, we want to make the Faculty a space that is ready for a radically new world. The Faculty offers bachelor’s degrees in tourism, a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations, a master’s degree in Tourism Planning and Management and a master’s degree in Cultural Tourism.European Master in Tourism Management (Erasmus Mundus) The Faculty also offers a Doctoral Degree in Tourism. Research is carried out in the Institute of Tourism Research (INSETUR), one of the most important tourism research centres in the country. We have developed research projects both at a national and at an international level. The Faculty also takes part in the University of Girona Tourism Campus, which coordinates research and teaching in tourism at the University of Girona and which involves almost 100 researchers. The Faculty was distinguished with the UdG-Mercuri prize to the faculty with greatest international student mobility. The Faculty has signed agreements with more than 20
universities in the Socrates – Erasmus programme, but also in other international programmes. In the masters degree courses, the majority of students are international. We aspire to teach students to be critical, creative and have the capacity to adapt to a world undergoing transformation, with international vision and with a clear orientation to the professional market.
The campuses make an exploration of the needs of the environment, on the basis of proactive contact and maintaining a continuous relationship through a unique and personalized dialogue with the UdG. From the various campuses sector is exposed to the activity of the UdG linked to certain sectors and aims to guide socio-economic actors in its interaction with the UdG and orienting the training and research at the UdG to the demands of the sector. There is sectorial on tourism, health, gastronomy, innovation, robotics, etc.
The Times Higher Education rankings (THE Impact Ranking) are the only ones of a global type that are evaluated by universities in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In these rankings they use different indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach and administration. In 2019, the UdG participated in the first edition of the ranking, which includes more than 450 universities from 76 countries. In the global scope, the UdG is ranked 94th and is the 4th in Spain. In the international ranking GreenMetric World University Ranking on Sustainability, which measures the level of sustainability of universities around the world, the University of Girona is ranked 105th out of 719 universities in 81 participating countries. In Europe stands at position 47th and the 9th in Spain. Within this same ranking it is ranked 40th university in the world in Energy Management and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
is member of Stearing Committee and is associate professor and the director of the Official Master in Tourism Management and Planning at UdG, among others, he is leading double master degrees with international universities. He belongs to the Department of Economics. In 2006 he obtained the PhD and the doctoral dissertation obtained the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. In relation to academic teaching, he teaches quantitative methods and survey methods in Tourism at Bachelor and Master level. He obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in UniversityTeaching. He has published more than 40 international articles. It has involved a multidisciplinary collaboration of international researchers from other fields. He is supervisor of some PhD theses in tourism. He has also been involved in several national and European competitive projects in the field of Tourism.
is a full-time professor and researcher at the University of Girona (UdG). Member of the Department of Business Administration, Management and Product Design, UdG, since 2005 and he is member of the Organizational Networks and Innovation in Tourism (ONIT) Research Group. His research interests are organisational networks and governance in tourism, tourism destination planning and governance, and human capital in tourism destinations and organisations. He has published in journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Geographies, etc. He is also a reviewer of 15 international journals in the field of tourism. Member of international academic networks with Mexico, Brasil, United States, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, and Russia.
is Associate Professor at UdG. She is graduated in Tourism at UdG and Maîtrise from University of Toulouse - Le Mirail. She completed her PhD in 2009 focusing on tourism image formation and relational networks. Her thesis was awarded with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award in Business Management and Administration 2011. She teaches in several graduate and postgraduate programs in tourism, where she teaches courses on strategic management, communication and branding, and research methods. She also collaborates with Open University of Catalonia, University of Perpignan and Montpellier. Her research interests cover tourist behaviour, destination management, tourism image and branding. She has published in several international journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management and Current Issues in Tourism. She is member of the ONIT, the Tourism Research Institute (INSETUR).
is an associate professor at the University of Girona (UdG) and a leading researcher in the field of tourism management. Currently he is the Scientific Director of the Research Campus in Tourism Management at the UdG, and programme director of the Erasmus Mundus Master degree, European Master in Tourism Management. He has published around 50 articles and book chapters in leading academic journals in the field of tourism on a variety of topics including destination governance, cross-border destinations, destination place making, destination image, or tourism networks and clusters. He has either led or participated as a research team member in several European research projects since 2010, and has supervised 23 PhD dissertations. He has also taught in many postgraduate programmes around the word, in the Himalayas, Malaysia, China, Madagascar, Seychelles, Ghana, Mexico and Brazil.
is the Dean of Faculty of Tourism at the UdG since 2016. Since 1993 he has been professor at the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Girona. His teaching and research focuses on Information Technologies and Communications (ICT) and how they are applied to tourism management and their companies, publishing several articles in journals and conferences on the impact of ICT in tourism. He has been coordinator of studies and director of the School of Tourism, Vice-president of Technology Development and Institutional Relations at the UdG, director of the Master in Tourism Management and Planning. He was general coordinator of project on the creation of the degree in Tourism, drawn for all Spanish universities in the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation. He has also been involved in several European competitive projects in the field of Tourism, projects such as Tempus1-2013 based on education tourism for hospitality management and INCOME project based on for dual learning in tourism.
Associate professor at the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Girona and settled in Business Management and Product Design Department. His background is in tourism business management and in tourism economics. His fields of interest are innovation management, planning and managing destinations, and product development. He actively participated in national and international research projects under several initiatives. Main outputs were published as academic research but as well as transferred to companies and destinations, granting the usefulness of the research done.
Dr. Ariadna Gassiot Melian is a part-time Professor of Tourism and Marketing at the Department of Department of Business Administration, Management and Product Design, Faculty of Tourism, University of Girona and at the Business Department, EU Mediterrani, Barcelona. She completed her PhD in 2016, and her research is related to topics, such as accessible tourism, consumer behaviour and text-mining.Tourism, projects such as Tempus1-2013 based on education tourism for hospitality management and INCOME project based on for dual learning in tourism.
is a professor at the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Girona teaching subjects in the Degree of Tourism and the Master of Cultural Tourism. Her research line is cultural tourism and heritage management focusing on different elements including intangible heritage. Her main research is on religious and sacred sites but also she has been working in other areas related to heritage such as gastronomy or cultural accessibility. Apart from different publications on these topics, she is member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, the association Future for Religious Heritage, the Unitwin UNESCO Chair “Culture Tourism and Development and the Chair in Gastronomy, Culture and Tourism Calonge-Sant Antoni from de University of Girona. She has participated in different European Projects like SPIRIT-Youth (a COSME project related to the creation of a spiritual tourism proposal trough Europe for young people), INCOME Tourism (an Erasmus+ based on learning soft skills in tourism through a new learning approach together with companies), Cultsense (an Erasmus+ aiming at sensitizing young travellers on local cultures) and CAMPMASTER (an Erasmus+ developing the competences for an educational program for campsites). Currently, she cooperates with different institutions related to religious tourism, such as Montserrat Monastery, mainly organizing training courses and seminars and developing research programs.