Hong Kong is a popular tourist destination, and the hospitality industry has played a significant role to support the growth of the tourism. Since 1960s, CUHK has offered extramural programmes on hotel operation management. In view of the growing significance of the tourism industry to Hong Kong, mainland China, Asia and the world, the School of Hotel Management was established in 1998 to offer full-time bachelor’s degree programme. In 1999 the School had received over 2,000 applications and recruited its first class of 50 undergraduate students, and in the following year the numbers of application doubled and reached 4,000.
The business education of the School emphasizes both theory and practice, and the modules keep evolving along with the development of the hospitality industry. The School started to provide postgraduate programmes in 2000 and renamed the School of Hotel and Tourism Management in 2002. Recently the curriculum is further expanded to integrate the management of real estate and hospitality assets modules into the programmes. In addition, since its establishment, the School has set up a high-powered advisory committee which comprises leaders and senior executives of hotel chains to provide guidance and promote the programme. The School had also signed a formal student exchange and research collaboration agreement with the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. Each year, the internship programme enables students to gain practical industry experience from famous hotels and hospitality-related companies such as the Peninsula Hong Kong, Shangri-la Group, and Disneyland, US, etc. The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, which is located next to the University Station, is the teaching hotel of CUHK School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Since its official opening in 2011 the hotel has received a huge amount of tourists from around the world, and at the same time provided excellent training opportunities for CUHK students. Today the School has nurtured over 1,100 competent graduates for the industry.
延伸閲讀 Further Readings
Hotel & Tourism Management, CUHK Business School
Hotel Management at CUHK”, CUHK Bulletin 2000 Spring/Summer
The Curriculum of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management in CUHK Calendar 1999-2000 （Please click here for current curriculum）
香港中文大學教學酒店 -- 凱悅酒店及鄭裕彤樓
CUHK Teaching Hotel -- Hyatt Regency Hong Kong and Cheng Yu Tung Building
The Grand Opening of Teaching Hotel and Naming of Cheng Yu Tung Building of CUHK (4/1/2011)
香港中文大學教學酒店開幕暨鄭裕彤樓命名典禮 (4/1/2011) --主禮嘉賓參觀設備優良的示範廚房及品酒實驗室
The Grand Opening of Teaching Hotel and Naming of Cheng Yu Tung Building of CUHK (4/1/2011) – Officiating guests visit the state-of-the-art Demonstration Kitchen and Wine laboratory