University of Copenhagen
Core tourism competences at SDU reside with the Centre for Tourism, Innovation and Culture (TIC).
Tourism is a growing global industry and millions of people’s livelihoods depend on it. This growth brings cultural and environmental challenges for both the tourist industry and for society. Taking as its starting point an approach rooted in the social sciences and the humanities, TIC research covers subjects from communication, marketing, innovation, local business development, competence development, e-learning, management of cultural inheritance and natural assets. The centre’s aim is to help develop sustainable solutions in tourism at all levels, which means that in addition to research, its activities also cover education and cooperation with authorities and the business community at a local, national and global level.
TIC is responsible for the University of Southern Denmark’s international course European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM), which is offered in collaboration with the University of Girona in Spain and the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and is part of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme.
Contact: Janne J. Liburd
Janne J. Liburd, main research competence: sustainability, innovation, co-design
Bodil Stilling Blichfeldt, main research competence: tourist studies, destination branding, place branding, family holidays, consumer studies
Anne-Mette Hjalager, main research competence: innovation; gastronomy; rural development
Background Photograph: Kim Wyon for VisitDenmark.