Practical relevance as a guideline

The Institute for Management and Tourism (IMT) was founded in 2006 as an internal institute of the FH Westküste University of Applied Sciences and is one of the leading research institutes in the field of tourism in Germany. The IMT stands for:

  • Research, training and consultancy in tourism
  • Projects with industry
  • Regional, state and national orientation
  • International research network

Research and knowledge transfer are central tasks at the FH Westküste. The IMT sees itself as a link between research and its practical implementation.
Based on scientific knowledge and in view of industry needs, the IMT has successfully worked on more than 100 tourism projects – many of them in cooperation with industry partners. Together with these partners – e.g. Destination Management Organisations (DMO), hotel co-operations, carrier and other universities – the IMT operates on a national and international level.

Furthermore, being part of a higher education institution, the institute works independent of mandated projects in the field of economically oriented tourism research. Thus new expertise is being developed continuously. With the experience of its interdisciplinary team the IMT takes up topical issues and methods creating innovations and values both for science and industry. Moreover, part of the central task of knowledge transfer is further training. As a result, the IMT was engaged in several activities in this field during the last years as well.

Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Bernd Eisenstein the IMT consists of an interdisciplinary team. Further information about the Institute for Management and Tourism can be found on the institute’s own website: