The University of the Algarve contributes to sustainable and inclusive tourism

The University of the Algarve contributes to sustainable and inclusive tourism

Starting from the idea that climate change, the pandemic crisis and geopolitical conflicts have increased the perception that we live in times of uncertainty and turmoil with evident impacts on tourism, the SuSTowns project now presents the results obtained in the survey.

What factors currently influence a tourist destination? What measures should be taken to revive cities and the sector? To answer some of these questions, the project will promote, on April 27, at the Tivoli Lagos Hotel, a seminar in which it will present an action plan for sustainable tourism at the local level, strategic guidelines for the promotion of greenery and new ideas for sustainable and inclusive tourism products.

By launching a challenge to cities and communities, with a particular focus on the tourism sector and the main economic activities, cultural and educational agents, local politicians, municipalities and non-governmental organizations, the researchers seek an active participation of society, proposing a reflection on sustainability , inclusion and resilience.

The event program is available here.

Information on the University of the Algarve:

The University of the Algarve (UAlg) currently has around 9,000 students, 20% of them international, from over 84 nationalities, including Brazil, the country with the largest representation.

With 42 years of existence, it appears for the fifth time in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2022, which analyzes the performance of higher education institutions created 50 years ago or less, distinguishing itself in the indicator that evaluates the international projection. .

The Shanghai Ranking 2021 global academic subject rankings selected the University of the Algarve in six scientific areas: tourism management and hospitality (position 76-100); Oceanography (position 151-200); Ecology (position 301-400); Agricultural Sciences, Earth Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences (positions 401-500).

In 2020, it was part of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for the first time, which assesses the performance and contribution of universities to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), placing it in position 201-300, among 766 higher education institutions. , from 85 countries, which met the inclusion requirements.

UAlg offers initial and post-graduate training courses in its various training areas: Art, Communication and Heritage; Social Sciences and Education; Health Sciences and Technologies; Exact and natural sciences; Economics, Management and Tourism; Engineering and Technologies.

Its privileged location near Faro International Airport and the large number of new air routes connecting the main Portuguese (Porto and Lisbon) and European cities, as well as the excellent conditions that UAlg and the region have to offer, make it more and more the country’s Southern Academy acquires central and international status.