Tourismus Fachbereich


Tourism is a multi-facetted, fast growing international industry sector and the focus of the Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) as the innovative, entrepreneurial research and training center with Bachelor and Master study programs in Eastern Switzerland. The ITF concentrates on the thematic areas destination management, consumer behavior, hospitality and sustainability.more
Fachbereich Management


Economic and administration tasks place great demands on senior management. Requirements include founded expert and methodical knowledge as well as high social competency. Management members must be capable of contributing to renovation and development of organisations. It is not sufficient to administrate and carry on existing concepts. Entrepreneurial thinking and actions are required. Further to the German website.
Fachbereich Informationswissenschaft 01

Digital Science

Graduates in information science are the link between information and people. Students of the information science study course find jobs in libraries, archives and documentation departments, in administration or in private industry. Further to the German website.


Our high standard of living is thanks on a great part to our engineers. Some examples illustrate this particularly well: instead of walking we can also travel by rail, car or aeroplane and thanks to mobile phones we can telephone from anywhere and everywhere. In order to continue to keep pace with technical progress however, we still need engineers. Further to the German website.

Civil Engineering and Architecture

Construction includes a wide spectrum of different professions and offers interesting possibilities for further education and specialisation. Students graduating as construction engineer or architect are capable of taking on challenging positions of great responsibility in construction, general construction planning, public administration or in the services sector. Further to the German website.
Fachbereich Medien

Multimedia Production

Students attending this course gain technical competency for a multi-media environment as well as language competencies and the capability of visualising content. Part of the education course involves producing content under realistic conditions in the especially created production facilities for media objects, following the Chur motto, "Study and produce". Further to the German website.

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Contactperson: Hörburger Norbert

Hörburger Norbert

Dipl. Betriebswirt (FH), MBA in Finanzdienstleistungen, MRICS
Phone: +41 81 286 37 48
Fax: +41 81 286 39 49
Division: Institute for Tourism and Leisure ITF
Function: Lecturer
Subjects: gastronomy, hotel industry, congress tourism, tourism strategies, tourism real estate, tourism financing
Building: Location H
Room Number: 2.08.1

Curriculum Vitae:
After his business apprenticeship Norbert Hoerburger graduated with a Degree in Business Administration in the field of accounting and controlling at the University of Applied Sciences in Kempten (Bavaria). He also holds a Master of Business Administration in financial services from the University of Liechtenstein.

Norbert Hoerburger worked for 15 years as a partner and managing director at the spa Hotel Alpenhof in Oberstaufen (Bavaria). During 5 years he gained practical experience in tourism consultancy as Senior Consultant at Dr. Christoph Nussbaumer Strategy Consultants GmbH in Hohenems (Austria). Since 2012, Mr. Hoerburger has been working at the Institute for Tourism and Leisure as deputy head of research & services. His areas of interest include tourist project development and strategic positioning of tourism firms. Mr. Hörburger also occupies himself with topics involving financing and investments in the tourism real estate business.