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: Mosedale Jan

Mosedale Jan

Prof. PhD, M. Research Methods, M. Environmental Studies, BSc (Hon) Applied Biology
Phone: +41 81 286 39 01
Fax: +41 81 286 39 49
Division: Institute for Tourism and Leisure ITF
Function: Lecturer, Project Manager
Substitute: Riesen-Sanabria Natalie
Building: Location H
Room Number: 2.07

Curriculum Vitae:
Dr Jan Mosedale has been employed at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur since 2013 as Director of Studies for the Master of Science in Business Administration with Major Tourism and as senior researcher. In addition, Jan is also on the Management Board of Prättigau Tourismus, a regional tourism organisation. Because of these functions, he is at the interface between tourism research, education and practice.

In applied research and consultancy, Jan focuses on contemporary issues critical to tourism: scenario planning, transformation and innovation management. In the context of these topics, he uses various methods for generating, discussing and selecting ideas, values, strategies etc. in large group settings and combines them to customized workshops.

By creating organisation-specific scenarios, Jan supports organizations in exploring future opportunities and risks and in developing appropriate strategies. Currently, he is analysing how tourism companies deal with the future, to raise the awareness of tourist service providers on the need for long-term strategies.

Creative innovation processes form the basis for developing new ideas, process and product development and are crucial for innovation management. Jan uses the modern infrastructure of the service innovation lab at the HTW Chur to respond to individual needs leading to the simulation of processes. Paired with classic innovation management and creativity techniques, innovations can thus be encouraged, developed and tested. Currently, Jan is using creative workshops with stakeholders and students to create ideas and concepts for the conversion of a property linked to a regional tourism strategy.

In order to compete in a dynamic environment, tourism companies must be capable of change, must apply transformation processes and may need to strategically customize their business activities based on future trends. Jan is currently developing a method in cooperation with Hotellerie Suisse, to analyse the digital capabilities in the hospitality industry in order to identify weaknesses and therefore to support the hotel industry in its digital transformation.

Jan is also heavily involved in teaching these three topics (scenario planning, transformation and innovation management) in the Master of Business Administration with Major Tourism.