About us

The Institute of Management and Tourism (IMT) was established in June 2006 as an internal institute at the University of Applied Sciences Westcoast. The IMT conducts all activities at the University in the fields of  economic orientated tourism research, qualification and consultation, as well as associated relevant interdisciplinary studies. We set a high value on independence of research, proximity to practice as well as scientific foundation. Central targets of the IMT are:

  • Generation of economic and tourism knowledge
  • Improvement of knowledge transfer between the university and the society
  • Advancement of  further education and qualification in tourism
  • Support of the new generation of scientists
  • Regional reference point and establishment of an international research network

Under the leadership of Prof. Bernd Eisenstein, the IMT team consists of full-time university employees and project specific employees involved in research, further education and consultation.