Update for week of 02 October 2017

School of Hospitality Management and Tourism wins Erasmus funding

Congratulations to colleagues in the DIT School of Hospitality Management and Tourism who have won very significant Erasmus funding for skills development in the tourism sector.

The Erasmus + Funding call sought to establish a blueprint for sectoral skills development in Tourism and in so doing to strengthen the relationship between industry and education by responding to the skills needs of the tourism sector.  

The School is one of the partners in a European-wide consortium that comprises seven tourism industry representative bodies; six universities including Dublin Institute of Technology, University of Sopron, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Alicante University, NHTV Breda Applied Sciences University, Varna University; and ATLAS-Europe, the Association of Lecturers and students in Tourism in Europe.

The project will focus on the skills gaps in digital, green and social skills and in specialist sub-sectors such as Destination Management, Blue Economy Tourism, Heritage Interpretation, Gastronomy and the Collaborative Economy. 

The overall grant awarded was €3.9 million, of which the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism will receive approximately €390,000.