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National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT) was found in 1995 in Kaohsiung city and focuses on educating the elites in the hospitality and tourism industry Taiwan with global viewpoint. For over ten years, NKUHT has been consistently endeavoring to pursue excellence in teaching and vocational research. It provides the curriculums for associate bachelor degree, bachelor degree, master degree and doctoral degree. In addition to the training of culinary, hospitality service and tourism techniques, NKUHT emphasizes the programs to be integrated with internship, skill competition champion as well as prestige chef demonstration, and further hopes to become a new paradigm of institute in hospitality education.
Curriculum design emphasizes practice-oriented. The “practical-oriented” instruction refers to a one-year internship in local and overseas establishments, which provides junior students a real-life work experience in hospitality and tourism industry. Every year, approximately 250 students go aboard for internship worldwide.
The academic units are as follows:
1) School of Hospitality Management
Graduate Institute of Hospitality
Department of Hotel Management
Department of Food and Beverage Management
Dept. of Hospitality and M.I.C.E. Marketing Management
2) School of Tourism
Graduate Graduate Institute of Tourism Management
Department of Travel Management
Department of Airline and Transport Service Management
Department of Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Management
3) School of Culinary Arts
Graduate Institute of Food Culture and Innovation
Department of Chinese Culinary Arts
Department of Western Culinary Arts
Department of Baking Technology and Management
Department of Culinary Arts
4) International School
Department of Applied English
Department of Applied Japanese
International Bachelor Program in Tourism Management
International Bachelor Program in Chinese Culinary Arts
Teacher Education Center
General Education Center