Lecturers and research associates from the University's five Schools (Engineering and Architecture, Business, Social Work, Art and Design, Music) work together in teams assembled on a per-project basis. With their various disciplines and perspectives on the topic, the know-how they contribute covers a range of aspects of sustainability. This broadly diversified knowledge is concentrated within a School and allows projects on sustainable development in tourism to be tackled expertly and coherently.
Tourism and Sustainable Development covers a wide range of activities. For that reason, the Interdisciplinary Research Centre has defined four main areas:
These four aspects are strongly and autonomously anchored outside the tourism economy, which itself is embedded in an economic, ecological and social setting. This gives rise to the possibility that ideas and concepts, which were first developed not for tourism, but for the corresponding aspects or topics within which they were anchored, could then be transferred to tourism.