Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) - HTW Chur

Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF)
Institute at a glance

Institute at a glance

The Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) is the tourism department of HTW Chur. We are Switzerland’s most important university-level institution for education, further training and research in the tourism and leisure industries and have both national and international appeal.



Through applied research and practical projects, we contribute to the development of the tourism industry. Especially the revitalisation process for Swiss and Graubünden tourism is actively supported. For this purpose, the institute concentrates on the research fields of Service Innovation, Tourism 4.0, Management of Tourism Real Estate and Infrastructure as well as Sustainable Development. In cooperation with destinations, service providers and associations as well as stakeholders from the world of politics and administration departments, solutions for business, social and political issues relating to tourism and leisure are developed.

With event series, like for example the Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS), students’ projects and publications, the Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) encourages exchanges of experience between the fields of science, economy and politics.

Overview: Succesfull development in tourism
Degree programmes

Degree programmes

Our bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in the fields of Tourism and Service Design are cutting-edge in terms of teaching and content, and optimally prepare our students both professionally and personally for a career in tourism, leisure industries and other service sectors.

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Bachelor's degree Service Design

Learn how to shape the experiences of tomorrow. The bachelor’s degree programme in Service Design focuses on the creation and optimisation of innovative services, taking account of state-of-the-art digital technologies and allows participants to study Tourism on a part-time basis.
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Bachelor's degree Tourism

With its international, practice-oriented approach, the bachelor's degree programme in tourism prepares you for taking on skilled roles in the tourism and service sectors. You will obtain an international business degree with cutting edge content and methods.
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Master's degree Tourism

The master's provides you with a comprehensive understanding of tourism from a strategic perspective. You will acquire the skills to become a tourism manager who strategically turns the challenges of the tourism industry into opportunities.
Further education

Further education

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CAS Event Management

Do further study in Event Management! In the CAS, you will deal with sporting, cultural and corporate events. You will acquire expert knowledge in the fields of Sponsoring, Event law, Budgeting as well as Project Management.
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CAS Tourism 4.0

The CAS in Tourism 4.0 is a new further education programme for tourism experts who are heavily involved with digitalisation in Tourism and would like to broaden their knowledge. Individual specialised modules can also be attended.
Research and consulting

Research and consulting

The primary focus is on education with its practice-oriented international bachelor’s, master’s and further education degree programmes, which are developed and offered according to the market and quality criteria.

In applied research, the Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) addresses actual entrepreneurial and social developments and deals with current professional practice problems. Publications, case studies, presentations, conferences and other methods support the efficient transfer of knowledge to practice. Furthermore, services for the benefit of third parties (private organisations or public authorities), such as data collection, analyses, assessments (without valuations), consultancy or management mandates are offered.

Forms of cooperation

There are various forms of cooperation: research projects, consulting projects or student projects. Please contact us – we are happy to support you with your projects.



There are various forms of cooperation, be they research projects, consultuing projects or student projects. Get in contact with us and we will support you with your projects.

Below you can find a current project in English. The full range of projects is available in German only.



HTW Chur
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
Institut für Tourismus und Freizeit (ITF)
Comercialstrasse 22
7004 Chur

Phone:   +41 81 286 39 16

Deuber Andreas
Prof. (FH), Dr. iur. HSG, MRICS