The vision of Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) is to become globally recognised destination for tourism and hospitality studies.


The mission of IFTM is to become a leading higher education institution in tourism and service industry studies that equips students with professional knowledge and technical competence in preparation for their future leadership responsibilities in the industry.

In order to fulfil the above mission, the Institute has the following three characteristics:

  • Unique Identity - The Institute operates independently, specialising in providing higher education and professional training in tourism and service industry management.
  • Integration - It blends the best approaches of academic development and professional training.
  • Internationalization - It seeks mutually beneficial cooperation with similar institutions abroad, actively promoting international learning experience among faculty and students.


With the IFTM belief, all staff members work together to the realization of the vision. IFTM belief signifies the following:

  • Inspiration;
  • Forward-looking; and
  • Teamwork