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Message from Dean

Source: chinadaily.com.cn Updated: Dec 2, 2020


Dear students,

Welcome to the HNU-ASU Joint International Tourism College, Hainan University (HAITC).

At present, China's Belt and Road Initiative is contributing to building a grand blueprint for an "open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial" world, one that brings unlimited opportunities for the global development of tourism. The international development of tourism has also brought demand for international tourism talents. Adhering to the school motto of "All rivers run into the sea, all efforts aim for the highest ideals", Hainan University and Arizona State University in the United States have worked together to establish the HAITC, which has a global perspective and values integrating Chinese and Western culture and respecting diversity and multiculturalism. 

Hainan Island, where the HAITC is located, is an important node area involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. It was once an important transportation hub of the "Ancient Maritime Silk Road" that began in the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) and developed in the Sui and Tang Dynasties (581-907).

Based on mutual exchanges on Chinese and American cultures in the field of tourism higher education, the HAITC takes "thinking innovation, sharing wisdom, pursuing excellence, and leading the future" as its development concept, and intends to become "a comprehensive talent training base and international tourism research platform and think tank with extensive influence both at home and abroad". Through the training model of "dual degrees", "dual status", and "4+0", the college will provide students with a high-level service and growth space based on outstanding innovation and a spirit of cooperation.

We pay attention to the world's leading tourism issues and emerging professional fields and continue to develop and provide courses that are compatible with cross-cultural exchanges, emerging technologies and social development. We will provide intellectual support for China's development into a powerful tourism country, and high-quality education programs for students' professional development. We are committed to becoming a model of Sino-US tourism education cooperation and a benchmark for Hainan's international education.

The movement of heaven is full of power. Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring. 

Join us to make a difference.