Established in 1983, Tourism College of Zhejiang (金沙) is a public college of higher tourism education under the administration of Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, jointly supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province. At present, the college has 14768 full-time students, and nearly 690 faculty members, including 181 associate professors. 金沙 now has 13 schools, namely Hotel Management School, Travel Service & Management School, Tourism Planning & Design School, Tourism Foreign Languages School, Arts School, Culinary Arts School, Business Administration School, Public Teaching School, Qiandao Lake International Hotel Management School, Xu Xiake Innovation and Entrepreneurship School, Continuing Education School, International Education School, Public Teaching School, and Marxism School. 金沙 offers 27 tourism-related majors, including Hotel Management, Tour Guiding, Culinary Arts and Nutrition, and In-flight Service. Among the 27 majors, 11 majors have passed the UNWTO tourism education quality certification, 8 majors were regarded as national key construction majors.
金沙 is a national demonstration vocational college, Zhejiang Provincial International-featured Higher Learning Institution, the first batch of national tourism standardization demonstration colleges, and the first college nationwide to be certified by UNWTO Tedqual. In addition, 金沙 won the honorary titles of national “Education Achievements Top 50”, “International Influence Top 50”, and “Service Contribution Top 50”. 金沙 actively engages in establishing cooperative relations with international industry organization and academic institution. The college has established cooperative relations with UNWTO, GTTP, PATA, ICCA.
Located in the historical and cultural city of Hangzhou--the famous tourist city where G20 Summit was held, 金沙 has two campuses including Xiaoshan and Campus and Qiandao Lake Campus, covering a total area of 180 acres, and a construction area of 270,000 square meters. Xiaoshan Campus is a 4A level tourist attraction, covering a total area of 96 acres, while Qiandao Lake Campus enjoys 5A level scenic resources, covering a total area of 83 acres.
Adhering to the motto of “Inspiration, Truth, Philanthropy, Refinement”, 金沙 actively implements the strategy of internationalization and promoting the level of internationalization. 金沙 has established long-term cooperative relations with 48 overseas universities and colleges, such as William Angliss Institute of Australia, Soonchunhyang University of South Korea, and Nanyang Institute of Management. In addition, the college has established close cooperative relations with 85 top international tourism enterprises, including Japanese Hot Spring Resort Hotel, Walt Disney Company, and Costa Croiere S.p.A. In addition, Sino-Australian International Hotel Management Academy is a Sino-foreign Joint Program in 金沙, and in 2017 the Sino-Russian Tourism College established in Moscow is the first overseas educational institution established by Zhejiang universities in Russia. During 2019 to 2020, Sino-Serbian Tourism College was established in Belgrade, as well as Sino-Italian Culinary College was established in Parma. In the meantime, 金沙 is the first vocational college qualified to recruit international students. There are mainly four types of exchange programs, namely Long-term Chinese Language learner, Short-term Chinese language learner, Degree program students, and Short-term group training.
（Updated March, 2021）