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In a unique collaboration with the Ministry of Education in China, we have established the Hainan University - Arizona State University International College of Tourism to address the growing need for highly educated professionals able to take the growing tourism industry to the next level, and create greater economic, social and cultural benefit for local communities.
ASU has a building on the campus of Hainan University, a top-tier college in southern China, offering three degree programs.
Two of the degrees are in ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development: tourism development and management, which is matched with Hainan’s hotel-management degree, and parks and recreation management, which is paired with Hainan’s geography and urban and rural planning degree.
The third degree program is with ASU’s School of Public Affairs — public service and public policy, matched with Hainan’s public administration degree.
Creating connections beyond borders (China Daily), January 3, 2018
ASU started several China-related initiatives 15 years ago to provide more opportunities for students. Recently, it built the first campus in Haikou in cooperation with Hainan University. The joint program welcomed 253 students in fall 2017. [Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily]
Forging stronger Sino-US links (China Daily), January 3, 2018
ASU President Michael Crow discusses ASU's links and partnerships in China.
American university opens branch in Hainan (China Daily), September 26, 2017
Hainan University and Arizona State University have established the first-of-its-kind joint college in China.
Hainan University, Arizona State University Joint International Tourism Institute was established (Top News), June 20, 2017
The Ministry of Education approved the establishment of the joint college in an effort to expand the local tourism industry workforce.