College of Tourism & Landscape Architecture,GUT,was founded in 1985. With more than 30-year history, the college, with “nationality tourism, tourism designing and planning, and nationality culture landscape heritage” as its main orientations, has formed the school-running mode integrating “college, government, enterprise, production, study and research”, and the professional discipline construction characteristics of “leading by innovation, supporting by platform, cooperating between college and enterprise, and promoting researching by teaching”.
The college sets 3 undergraduate programs at present, including tourism management, hotel management and landscape architecture; 2 master-degree programs for the second-level disciplines, including tourism management and economy of Chinese ethnic minority nationalities; 1 master-degree program for the first-level discipline of landscape architecture and 1 professional program for master of tourism administration (MTA).
In the past 30 years since its foundation, the college has tightly insisted on the concept of “putting talents cultivation as a core, treating excellent teaching quality as foundation, and strengthening collage with outstanding talents“ and committed to improve teaching, disciplines and specialty construction, with various disciplines ranked in the forefront of the country. In the future, based on the practice platform of constructing Guilin City as a international tourism resort and Guangxi province as a strong tourism region, and taking the national development strategy of “One Belt and One Road” and construction of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area as an opportunity, the college will deeply combine tourism industry with the local social and economic development, strengthen its exchanges and cooperation with surrounding countries, especially ASEAN countries, in order to foster more outstanding internationalized high-end practical talents.