Academic research

Together with professors, research lecturers and students we deliver scientifically proven solutions for current or upcoming problems in the leisure, recreation and tourism sector.

Academic perspectives on leisure and tourism

Discover the power of collaboration among education, industry, and research in our mission to build scientific solutions for the challenges swapping the future of the sector. We serve as a dynamic crossroad where insights from different origins meet, providing organizations with a solid understanding of scientifically grounded perspectives that will influence the course of the industry.

Our distinguishing feature is that a substantial number of our tourism experts are actively involved as educators. This unique interplay ensures that the rich knowledge we gather during our research project is seamlessly integrated into education, fostering an effective interchange between theory and practice. Step into thee future of leisure, recreation and tourism with confidence, driven by the innovative insights arising from our fusion of education, industry, and research.

Academic knowledge networks

We share our expertise with (inter)national partners within the following networks:

  • Centre of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality (CELTH):
    The only national knowledge center for the development of expertise in leisure, tourism and hospitality, fostering the sharing of knowledge on these topics. Our collaboration with HZ University Vlissingen and Breda University underpins the establishment of this center.
  • Future of Tourism Coalition:
    We have joined the movement to reshape the future of tourism launched by the Future of Tourism Coalition. By taking part in this, we are playing our role in building a better future for travel and tourism.
  • International Competence Network for Tourism Research and Education (ICNT)
    We are members of a competence network consisting of nine international universities that share knowledge and undertake joint research projects. This network was founded by Fachhochschule Westküste.

Our expertise

Academic publications

View our database of academic publications. We continually publish our findings of tourism futures research in international journals, books and reports.

Academic publications

Student projects

Collaborate with bachelor students NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and use the latest academic knowledge and insights.

Student projects
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