History of the School
The School's history
The University School of Tourism and Hotel Management has been leading the way in Spain from the very beginning. It offers Bachelor's Degree programmes in Tourism, Tourism in English, and Hotel Management, which allows its students to attain a high level of specialisation in their education. The synergies between these programmes enable us to create and share resources, to the benefit of studies that stand out for their academic rigour.
At the same time, the School is in constant touch with the tourism and hotel industry, which means that our students can undertake placements both at home and abroad, they can be taught by professionals from private companies and public-sector organisations, and they have good prospects for employment on completing their studies.
1993: Creation of the Catalonia Hotel and Catering School, teaching the programme leading to the Diploma in Hotel Management, through an instructional model that broke new ground in the Spanish context.
1997: Creation of the University School of Tourism, affiliated to the UAB, offering the Diploma in Tourism.
1999: The School is the first in Spain to receive national and European accreditation through the UNE-EN ISO 9002 Standard for teaching and management procedures, certified by the General Testing and Research Laboratory (LGAI) of Catalonia.
2000: The two schools merge together to create the University School of Tourism and Hotel Management (EUTDH), whose objective is to improve university-level training to meet the professional and social demands of the constantly expanding tourism sector.
2000: Launch of the Master's Degree in Event Management, offering postgraduate training to students interested in the tourism industry.
2005-2006: Within the framework of the UAB, the school takes part in piloting the new, innovative study programmes introduced by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
2009-2010: Launch of the Bachelor's Degree in Tourism.
2011: Launch of the Master's Degree in Hotel Management, specialisation courses and other further education programmes.
2013-2014: Gradual introduction of the Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management, completed in academic year 2016-2017.
2013-2014: The Master's Degree in Event Management becomes the Official Master's Degree in Management and Organisation of Event Tourism.
2014-2015: The Master's Degree in Hotel Management is made official and renamed the Official Master's Degree in Hotel Management. Both master's degrees are official, of high quality, recognised at European level and profession-oriented, and allow a high degree of specialisation: characteristics that are in great demand in the tourism industry.
2015-2016: Launch of the Bachelor's Degree in Tourism in English, delivered entirely through the medium of English.