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Given the multidimensional character of the tourism phenomenon and, as a result, the inter scientific character of the relevant education and research in fields related to planning, management and policy-making, the Program of Postgraduate Studies in “Tourism Planning, Management and Policy” provides an integrated course of studies, which focuses on the following areas:

  • tourism research (social, humanistic, statistical);
  • tourism planning at national, regional and local level;
  • analysis of the administration and operation of tourism enterprises;
  • methods to promote and sell tourism products;
  • study of the main features of sustainable tourism development;
  • promoting the use of PC applications in tourism;
  • determining the main features for tourism policy-making.

Special attention is paid to the inter scientific approach of tourism and to its economic, social, environmental and cultural perspectives. Four different Departments of the University of the Aegean have collaborated to ensure that said inter scientific approach is reflected in the Program’s organisation and operation. The above Departments are the following: Department of Business Administration, Department of Environment, Department of Geography and Department of Social Anthropology and History.

The duration of study, leading to the Specialist Master of Science Degree, is three (3) academic terms. The first two of them (Α΄& Β’) include compulsory attendance at lectures and other educational activities. The 3rd term is meant for the writing of students’ theses. The writing up period of the thesis can be extended by one term, provided that the student files a well-grounded request along with an approval of the student’s supervising teacher. In exceptional cases, the student can apply to the Special Interdepartmental Committee for suspension of studies for a maximum period of one (1) year. During the suspension of studies, the postgraduate student status is lifted and all rights arising from it are suspended.


Laboratory for Tourist Research and Studies

Establishment and Purpose


  • The Laboratory for Tourist Research and Studies (ETEM) was established by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 285 (Official Gazette 235/31.10.2000, First Issue).
  • The Laboratory for Tourist Research and Studies belongs to the Department of Business Administration of the University of the Aegean and is located in the town of Chios island.


ETEM has the following purposes:

  • Support training and research requirements in the discipline of Tourism taught in the Department of Business Administration of University of the Aegean, as well as in the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Course titled "Tourism Planning, Management and Policy" offered by the same Department.
  • Specialised research in:
    • Management of Tourism and Tourist Enterprises.
    • Tourist Development.
    • Economics of Tourism.
    • Environment and Tourism.
    • Sociology of Tourism.
    • Information Technology in Tourism.

Mission and Objectives


ETEM's main mission is to cover the teaching and research needs of the Department of Business Administration as well as of the Departments of the University of the Aegean as regards issues included in ETEM's main area of activities, Tourism.


  • Co-operation with Greek domestic and foreign Research Centres and Academic Institutions provided their scientific objectives are similar to those of ETEM.
  • Co-operation with scientists (university professors, researchers, tourism experts etc.) specialized in Tourism and the objectives of their research work are similar to those of ETEM.
  • Organisation of scientific lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences and other scientific events relating to the main scope of ETEM, Tourism.
  • Various publications regarding the objectives and purposes of ETEM.
  • Invitations to Greek and foreign scientists in the framework of ETEM's research and educational activities.
  • Provision of services to private individuals and all kinds bodies and organisations, in the areas covered by ETEM.

Staff and Associates

ΕΤΕΜ Staff

  • Professors and other technical staff of the Department of Business Administration whose discipline is relevant to the teaching and research interests of the Laboratory.
  • Members of the Special Technical and Laboratory Staff (ETEP), as well as members of the other scientific and administrative staff appointed to the Laboratory.

ΕΤΕΜ Associates

  • University professors, teachers and experts specialized in Tourism, with research, professional and teaching interests which are similar to the Laboratory's objectives.

Scientific and Research Areas of Interest for ETEM

The main research and professional areas in which ETEM is active include:

  • Tourist Development.
  • Management of Tourism and Tourist Enterprises.
  • Tourism Marketing.
  • Tourism Planning and Management.
  • Economy and financial operation of Tourism.
  • Local tourist development.
  • Ε-commerce and Tourism.
  • Education and Training on Tourism.
  • Environment and Tourism.
  • Alternative forms of Tourism.
  • Ε-learning on Tourism.
  • Tourism and Civilisation.
  • Organisation of Tourist Enterprises.
  • Co-operation networks in Tourism.
  • Tourism EU Projects and Initiatives.
  • Sustainable Tourism Development.

Contact address details

For any information on the activities of or the possibility to co-operate with ETEM, please contact us at the following address and phone numbers:

Address:  54, Michail Livanou str., Chios 82100, Greece.
Telephones: + 30 2271035322
Fax: + 30 2271035399
Ε-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1st Term

  1. Quantitative Methods
  2. Tourism Economics
  3. Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
  4. Economics of Tourism Enterprises
  5. Geography of Tourism
  6. Sociology of Tourism
  1. Methology of Social Research
  2. Tourism and Transport
  3. Services Management in Tourism and Hospitality

Postgraduate students are required to choose one of the above free-choice courses.

2nd Term

  1. Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism
  2. Tourism Development and Policy
  3. Development and Management of Special and Alternative Forms of Tourism

Specialisation: Tourism Development Strategy

  1. Environmental Planning and Management in Tourism
  2. Regional – Local Development and Tourism
  3. Geographic Information Systems
  1. The cultural Tourism Product. An Anthropological and Sociological Review
  2. Anthropology of Tourism

Postgraduate students are required to choose one of the above free-choice courses.

Specialisation: Hospitality Management

  1. Introduction to Financial Management for Hospitality Industry
  2. E-business
  3. Operation Management in Hospitality Enterprises
  1. Human Resourse Management
  2. Strategic Management of Hotels.

Postgraduate students are required to choose one of the above free-choice courses.

3rd Term



Admission Eligibility

Up to fifty students are admitted each year to the Postgraduate Study Programme (25 students in each specialisation). According to Law 2083/1992, eligible for admission, after an interview and an evaluation of the candidate’s formal and essential qualifications, are graduates of relevant departments of Greek or foreign Higher Academic Institutions, as well as graduates of Technical Educational Institutes (TEI) according to the governing legislation.

The choice is made according to the following criteria:

  1. overall degree mark;
  2. performance in undergraduate courses relevant to the specialisation;
  3. proven proficiency in English or any other foreign language;
  4. previous research or work experience;
  5. recommendation letters;
  6. personal interview and any other evidence of qualifications;
  7. results of an English examination in subjects related to tourism.

All candidate qualifications must be proven by means of supporting documents.

At the end of each summer term the university publishes a call for applications and gathers candidate applications for the admissions process. The admissions process of postgraduate students runs until September. In September the university publishes a list with the names of the successful candidates and deputy candidates. All successful candidates must enrol onto the Postgraduate Program within the deadline set according to the decision of the Special Interdepartmental Committee. After said deadline, deputy candidates shall be contacted according to their order of selection to fill any vacancies. The list of deputy candidates remains valid only for the academic year for which it was published.

The academic year runs from 1st September of each year until 31st August of the next year. The teaching period of each academic year is divided into two terms (summer and winter term). The beginning, end and examination period of each term are determined according to decisions made by the competent authorities. Each term is comprised of thirteen (13) teaching weeks and a maximum of three weeks for examinations.

The enrolment of new students requires that they submit all necessary documents at the beginning of the winter term during which they were admitted. Enrolment dates and processes for each specialisation are announced by the Postgraduate Program Secretariat.

The Special Interdepartmental Committee assigns one student to each professor, who is responsible to supervise the postgraduate student’s progress of studies.


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