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Mission, Vision, Objectives


The TIDES Institute has a will to work internationally and it is a multidisciplinary entity for research, innovation and coordination that provides a place to exchange knowledge about tourism, economics, environment and sustainable development sectors in general, generating benefits and solutions for the socioeconomic progress at a local, regional and global level.


TIDES aims to position itself as one of the main research institutes for tourism at an international level with a multidisciplinary nature that provides research, training and cooperation activities through a dynamic involving many different geographical areas where the TIDES Institute is present, but mainly focusing on Africa, Latin America and Europe.


The Institute was created as a centre for advanced research and teaching in the field of tourism innovation and sustainable development, which has training, research and cooperation in tourism as its general purposes.

The functions of the TIDES Institute are the following ones:

  • To promote, organise and plan research objectives in the diverse areas of tourism, economics, sustainable development and their applications.

  • To undertake research activities in collaboration with other public and private entities.

  • To communicate and disseminate the research and studies, on its own initiative or in coordination with publishing houses, journals and other media, or through both national and international conferences, seminars, congresses, colloquiums and meetings.

  • To establish permanent relations with other research institutions and centres that carry out their activities in the same field.

  • To transfer and exchange results and information derived from researchs with other entities, both public and private.

  • To establish relations with the private and public sectors in order to promote technical counselling and to impulse the undertaking of collaborative projects.

  • To encourage the training and development of specialised staff for teaching and research in the named areas.

  • To organise and promote research studies, Ph.D. programmes and other similar activities in the specialised research areas, as well as joint curricular programmes with other Spanish and foreign universities and companies in the areas of interest.

  • To promote an appropriate way to attract external resources that contribute to finance the research projects.

  • To represent a meeting point for national and international, prestigious scientists in the areas of interest related to tourism and sustainable development, who will stay at the Institute providing appropriate technological ways to complete on-going projects, start and plan new projects and plan joint projects with institutions from other countries and with other university institutes, centres and departments.



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