The Second Research Methods Summer School for Research Students 3 – 8 August 2015, Hong Kong SAR


“The Second Research Methods Summer School for Research Students” co-organized by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, will be held at the SHTM Premises, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 3 – 8 August 2015.

The theme of The Second Research Methods Summer School for Research Students is “Advancing Tourism and Hospitality Research”.  This one-week programme aims at equipping research students with recent advances in research methodologies and enhancing their research abilities in solving complex research problems.  A distinctive feature of the Second Research Methods Summer School is that the lectures and tutorials will place greater emphasis on the international best practices in tourism research.  Students will also be exposed to critical reviews of the published studies so that they can gain insights into the frontiers of tourism research.  This Summer School opens to all research students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of tourism and hospitality from academic institutions around the world.

The application deadline is 10 April 2015.  Applicants who have their eligibility confirmed are required to submit the synopses of their PhD thesis proposals by 28 April 2015.

For details of the speakers and application procedures, please refer to the attachment.  Please contact Ms Helen Chan at to obtain the application form and PhD thesis synopsis template.

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Graduates of our school

Adam Klavík


I got my bachelor’s degree in VŠERS in České Budějovice and moved to VŠO in Prague for my master’s degree. And I don’t regret it – VŠO is much more similar to a public school and the quality of teacher is 100% better. For example Ms. Palatková, who taught me, is a big name in the tourist industry.

Jan Šrámek


On VŠO, I have learnt to be independent and gained practice in my field. In all places where we went within the scope of student competitions, we have been winning awards. Already during my studies I became a part of the organisational structure of few projects in tourism. I can’t wait till I start working full-time.

Petra Benešová


I have graduated from VŠO and now I even teach there. Much has changed over the years – the school keeps going forward, is now more focused on practice, the subjects are more technical and more narrowly focused. Even though the competition on the market is huge, VŠO getting on very well and I can recommend it easily.

Jana Valentová


Graduated from: VOŠ - acting, Academy of Physical Education and Sport PALESTRA, University College of Business. Motto: Do not be an oaf in life and a liar on the stage! „Which title do you use then? „None.“ Laugh. „After all, it is more important what I have in my head.“

Kristína Jíšová


VŠO is one of the few schools in the Czech Republic, which really focuses on practice. During the studies, we have for example: worked on projects, whose results were inspected by the National Heritage Institution. A lot of the lectures were also led by external lectors, so we were learning things as they were applied in real life.

Simona Kremerová


Simona works as a Program Coordinator in the company Smaller Earth. In year 2009 she took part in a work stay in New York. She spent three and a half year in England and worked for an Australian travel agency. Work never bothered Simona and that is why, when she got the opportunity to go to America as kitchen help, she did hesitate. She gathered experience, found new friends and travelled through some parts of the United States with the money she earned. That is how job opportunities in England or Spain opened up to her.

Jakub Velička


He studied aviation theory on the Oxford Aviation Academy. He went through practical training in Czech Republic and Poland. He is a holder of CPL/ME/IR licences. 

Jaroslava Kolářová


Jaroslava has finished a study stay in Italy. During her studies she works in the hotel industry. She can speak Italian, English, French and a bit of Spanish. Jaroslava has always known what she wanted to reach in life and tries to reach that, no matter how impossible that might seem to someone. You will not find words such as “not possible”, “I don’t have a chance” or “I will not try” in her vocabulary.

Barbora Malá


Barbora has worked as a call centre questioner or a project manager. She has newly started as a VŠO Marketing Manager and leads the Client centre. Her hobbies are travelling, volleyball and cycling.