Objectives (mission) and Diploma Policy of Faculty of Tourism, Osaka University of Tourism

1. Objectives (mission) of the Faculty of Tourism
Article 1 to 2 of the Osaka University of Tourism’s University Regulations stipulates that “the purpose of the Faculty of Tourism is to promote a comprehensive understanding of tourism through education and research in various interdisciplinary fields related to tourism and to develop competent human resources engaged in tourism-related industries, and others, by acquiring applied skills, and to construct theories of tourism through interdisciplinary research”.

2. Educational objectives of the Faculty of Tourism
Based on the objectives of the University Charter, the Social Mission, and the University Regulations, the Faculty of Tourism of the University has set the image of the human resources to be developed (the image of graduates approximately five years after graduation) in the University as “world citizens with the ability to enjoy life and professionals in tourism and service businesses with the ability to survive in the modern world”. The Faculty of Tourism aims to develop well-educated professionals who can play an active role in tourism.

3. Diploma Policy of Faculty of Tourism
The University sets the Diploma Policy of the Faculty of Tourism as follows, which defines the minimum requirements of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students should acquire at graduation to reach the “human resource image to achieve” several years after graduation.

(1) Degree to be awarded
The Faculty of Tourism of the University confers the degree of Bachelor of Tourism to the students who fulfill the following requirements and acquire the prescribed credits following its objective of human resources development.

(2) Generic skills (Some are relevant to UNWTO GCET)
1)The student can select the necessary information from a vast amount of information and critically judge its value. (Information and media literacy: knowledge, skills, and attitudes)

2)The student can write logical sentences based on evidence. He/she can produce easy-to-understand materials and explain them orally. (Academic writing, Japanese language expression, ICT: knowledge and skills)

3)The student understands and respects people’s ideas with different upbringing and values. (Intercultural understanding and communication: knowledge and attitude)

(3) Thinking attitude (Some are relevant to UNWTO GCET and SDGs)
1)The student can understand and act with consideration for social morality. (Formation of a sustainable society: ethics, social responsibility as a citizen)

2)The student is confident about the importance of making efforts and learning in response to change. (Growth mindset: life-long learning).

3)The student can learn from criticism and use failures as lessons. (Resilience)

(4)Tourism competencies (Some are relevant to UNWTO GCET and SDGs)
1)The students can enjoy good tourism based on an excellent sensitivity to the beauty of things and a humanistic and social scientific view of things. (Ability to enjoy tourism: Tourists’ ability).

2)The student knows the process of bringing many people involved to a consensus to create an attractive tourist space and has essential practical experience in this process. (Competences related to creating tourist spaces).

3)The student can be one of the participants who have the willingness and the skills to participate in the new challenges of tourism organizations that support the development of sustainable, responsible, and inclusive tourism. (Competences related to tourism business development).

4)The student has the skills to use new transport and information media, using data and digital technologies, to connect tourists and tourism destinations. (Competences related to tourism networks).

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UNAI Principles: 3, 4, 5, 9, 10.
SDGs: 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15.
UNWTO GCET: 1, 3, 7.
Osaka University of Tourism 10: I, III, IV, X.