About NITH

About NITH

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As a full-time general institute of higher education under the supervision of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, Nanjing Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (NITH) is also the only model higher vocational college in tourism in the province. The predecessor of the NITH is traced back to the earliest Jiangsu Provincial Tourism School founded in 1978, which was renamed Nanjing Tourism School, and Jinling Hotel Management and Cadre Institute founded in 1989, the only domestic adult education college specializing in cultivating hotel management talents at that time. In 2001, the two colleges merged to run schools and began to enroll ordinary higher vocational college students. In 2007, they were restructured into Nanjing Institute of Tourism and Hospitality. In 2011, NITH successfully passed the Level Assessment for Personnel Training in Vocational Education hosted by the Ministry of Education. In 2015, NITH was selected as a model higher vocational college in Jiangsu Province.




NITH has two campuses in Jiangning District and Gulou District, covering a total area 421 mu, in which Jiangning Campus covers an area of 406 mu and a construction area of 176,100 square meters. It has more than 6,300 full-time students. NITH has nine teaching schools (departments) including Hotel Management School, School of Tourism Management, Culinary Art and Nutrition School, School of Humanities and Arts, School of Further Education, School of Tourism and Foreign Languages, Section of Fundamental Teaching, Section for the Teaching of Ideological and Political Theory, and Section for Teaching of Physical Education. NITH offers 23 programs (excluding directions), including 1 model program in tourism of national vocational college, 2 program construction programs supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance, 1 provincial A-level brand program, and 4 provincial high-level key programs, 2 provincial featured programs, 2 provincial clusters of programs for key construction, 5 programs certified by Quality Assurance Systems of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO TedQual). NITH has been awarded 3 second prizes of the Teaching Achievement in China, 3 first prizes and 2 second prizes of the Higher Education and Teaching Achievement in Jiangsu Province, 1 first prize and 1 second prize of the National Informatization Teaching Contest, and 5 first prizes of Jiangsu Provincial Informatization Teaching Contest.

There are 349 faculty members and 256 full-time teachers in NITH. Among the full-time teachers, there are 15 Professor Senior teachers and 57 Senior teachers, and teachers with the title of a senior professional post account for 27.8%, double-quality teachers account for 85.83%. 83.33% of young teachers under 45 years old hold master's and doctoral degrees, or master’s degrees. There are 46 national star-raters of hotels, and assessment experts for Grade A scenic spots, 2 young experts in Tourism Industry of Training Program of China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), 25 candidates for the double-quality teacher of Ten Thousand Tourism Talents Training Program, 1 Middle-aged and Young Expert of Outstanding Contribution to Jiangsu Province, 2 trainees for the 333 Talent Project of Jiangsu Province, 15 academic leaders and keye teachers of Blue Project of Jiangsu Province, and 1 excellent teaching team of Blue Project of Jiangsu Province.

NITH has 50 in-school practical training bases, including 1 vocational education training base supported by the central finance, 1 national school-enterprise cooperation demonstration base for tourism vocational education, 2 provincial higher vocational demonstration training bases, and 2 training platform construction projects for deep integration of industries into education of Jiangsu Province. NITH has the first hotel museum and culinary museum in domestic universities. NITH has the teaching and training hotel (Hotel UNIC) with largest scale and highest standard in domestic tourism colleges and universities, which has become the practice carrier for the college to explore the innovative talent training model of "one hotel and two schools".




In the four decades since its establishment, NITH has earned a high reputation in the provincial tourist industry and national tourism vocation education through "serving the society with smiles and knowledge" (school motto). Catering to the demands of the market and industrial development, NITH fosters a large number of tourism professionals and operation, management personnel, and enhances the employment through its "global, humanistic, elaborate and professional" teaching and training. NITH is reputed as the “cradle of tourism personnel in China”. NITH has been successively awarded such honorary titles as a National Advanced Collective in the Tourism System, The First National Demonstration School of All-for-one Tourism, an Advanced Unit of Landscaping in Jiangsu Province, an Advanced Collective of College Graduates’ Employment in Jiangsu Province, an Advanced School of International Educational Cooperation and Exchange in Jiangsu Province, a Safe and Peaceful Campus in Jiangsu Province, an Advanced Unit of Vocational Students Skills Competition in Jiangsu Province, an Advanced Unit of Vocational Education in Jiangsu Province, a College with Harmonious Campus in Jiangsu Province and an Advanced Unit of Educational Publicity in Jiangsu Province, etc..

Standing at the new development starting point, NITH actively adapts to the new trend of the integration of culture and tourism, closely takes the path of building Jiangsu into a province with strong economy, rich people, beautiful environment and high level of social civilization, closely serves the development of cultural industry and tourism industry and the work of cultural and tourism center, fosters the culture and tourism talents. NITH implements the Implementation Plan for National Vocational Education issued by State Council, vigorously promotes the integration of industries into education, school-enterprise cooperation to improve the comprehensive strength and core competitiveness. NITH strives to be a tourism vocational college with distinctive industry characteristics, and a domestic first-class and internationally renowned college.