Guilin Tourism Univerisity
Welcome to Guilin Tourism University
Guilin Institute of Tourism (GLIT) was founded in 1985 when there were few public higher learning institutions of this kind across China. The school was upgraded and renamed Guilin Tourism University in 2015. The present landscape of GLTU is defined by two campuses Canluan and Yanshan, which covers a total land area of about 125 hectares. GLTU is an affiliate members of UNWTO and PATA and also a National Training Center for ASEAN tourism professionals designated by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA).On March 29 2015 , during her official visit to GLTU, Madam Liu Yandong, the Chinese State Councilor and Vice Premier gave high recognition to the great educational accomplishment of the school and showed her hope to further upgrade the school to be a top tourism school in the world.
The 13 academic divisions in GLTU includes the School of Tourism and Leisure Management , School of Hotel Management , School of Tourism Foreign Language, School of International Business, School of Artistic Design, School of Culture and Communication, School of Transportation Operation and Service, General Education Department , TESOL Department, School of Continued Education, School of International Education and Exchange and the GL School of International Hotel Management. 42 programs with 58 professional orientations in line with the main aspects of tourism are offered to 9,000 strong full-time students hailing from the different parts of China and ASEAN.
Guilin Tourism University has 529 full-time teachers, among whom 49 are professors and 138 associate professors. To strengthen the academic prowess, GLTU invites preeminent researchers in certain fields and elites from certain industries to give lectures and long-contract jobs are available for qualified experts from other regions and countries; at the same time, its own full time teachers are funded when they go abroad for further learning or other academic activities.