Academic leadership

We are the expertise centre in the field of academic research in the future of leisure and tourism. We bring education and the tourism industry together. Together with professors, lecturers and students we work on solutions to current and future problems that may affect the future of the sector. Every year, dozens of companies, governments and businesses profit from our unique approach.

3 benefits of academic research by ETFI:

  • Scientifically proven
  • The most recent knowledge is applied
  • Development of knowledge with and for the sector

Academic networks

We share our expertise with partners in the following networks:

  • Centre of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality (CELTH):
    The only national knowledge centre for the development of leisure, tourism and hospitality and the sharing of knowledge on these topics.  We have established this knowledge together with HZ University of Applied Sciences and NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences.
  • European Tourism Futures Research Network (ETFRN)
    We have established a network with currently 20 participating academic institutions from 17 European countries. With these institutions, we regularly exchange knowledge which the European tourism sector can benefit from.
  • International Competence Network for Tourism Research and Education (ICNT)
    We are affiliated with a "competence network" consisting of nine international universities sharing knowledge and undertaking joint research projects. This network was founded by Fachhochschule Westküste.