The College of Geography and Tourism of Chongqing Normal University originates from the Department of Geography founded in 1955. The Department of Tourism was founded in 1995.TheChongqingTourism College was established in 1998, which was approved by Chongqing Municipal Education Commission. The College of Geography and the College of Tourism was founded in 2004 respectively, and combined to the College of Geography and Tourism in 2010.
There are seven departments in the college including the Department of Geography, the Department of Geo-Information Science, the Department of Tourism, the Department of Hotel Management, the Department of Urban-Rural Planning, the Department of Landscape & Garden and the Department of Etiquette & Aviation Services. The geography discipline was admitted as one of the Chongqing municipal key disciplines. This college also has the Chongqing municipalexperimental teaching demonstration center of geography, the Chongqing municipal key university GIS laboratory, the tourism experimental system, the center of aviation services & etiquette training, and other teaching and scientific platforms.
This college is an important talent training base of geography and tourism in the Southwest China,supportive institution of tourism vocational education teacher training of the Ministry of Education.There are 5 academic master programs,3 professional master programs, 8 majors for the undergraduate. 2,100 undergraduates and more than 200 graduates study in this college.
In the college, there are 97 staffs, consisting of 6 people who areselected by the national “Millions of Talents Project”, Modern Talents by theMinistry of Education, Academicand Technological leaders in Chongqing, and back-up candidates respectively. In the tourism discipline team, there are over 60 members, including 11 professors and 25 associate professors. Among these teachers, 31 teachers got the doctor’ degree and 14 are studying for their Ph.D. Program.
The college has been carrying out the scientific research and social services, which focus on resource environment and ecological construction, tourism development and management, surroundings of urban and rural settlements and land use in the Three Gorges Reservoir area and Chongqing. The staffhave achieved a lot of academic achievements and good social benefits. They have got 68 provincial and ministerial levels or above scientific research projects, including 23 Chinese National Programs for Science and Technology Development, the National Natural Science Fund, and the National Social Science Fund Project. The college has got more than 31.4 million RMB in scientific project funds, and 10 provincial science and technology achievement awards.
In Chinese, “geography” is “DILI”. “DI” means the land, while “LI” means the principle,so we hold the spirit that “Land bears long history, principle breeds humanspirits”. Led by the discipline construction, taking the talent training as the center, regarding scientific research as key work, and oriented by social service, the college is striding forward to build a first-class teaching and researching college of geography and tourism in China.