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About HM
 
The tourism industry is believed to be a preeminent industry in 21st century and its development was highly regarded by countries around the world. Our government included the tourism as a strategically important industry for the development of the nation’s society and economy in 2000 and a “Doubled Tourists” project was initiated in 2002 to promote actively the domestic development of the industry. It is obvious that the tourism industry shall play a much more important role in our nation’s societal and economic prospective development. Hospitality industry is not only the corner stone but also the major portion of the overall tourism industry. The quality of its service shall influence the successful development of the tourism industry. It is therefore a great deal of efforts had been spent in fostering professionals in the field by countries who cared about tourism development.    
Accredited by The Ministry of Education, the Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management was the first academic institute in the nation offering bachelor’s degree in the industry. The first class enrolled in 1998. A hospitality master degree program was offered in 2002 at the Graduate School of Business Administration for advanced study in the field. The Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management changed to its current name in 2005 and moved from College of Management to newly established College of Tourism in 2007. The purpose of the Department had been to foster professionals in hospitality and hotel business management to deal with prospective tourism development in Taiwan.