Notice of Change of Names for Thesis Presentation Competitions

Dear IPSTH2020 Participants,

To make the descriptions for thesis presentation competitions more accurate and well-defined, the organizing committee of IPSTH2020 decided to change the name of the thesis competitions to “Research-Proposal” competition and “Full-Study” competition. All relevant materials and communications will be modified accordingly. Please note that the change of names will not impact the schedule or regulations for both competitions.

Organizing Committee of IPSTH2020

About  IPSTH

The International Master’s Program of Tourism and Hospitality (IMTH), National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (Taiwan), and the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM), UCSI University (Malaysia) are proud to co-host the 2020 International Postgraduate Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality (IPSTH2020) online. The theme of IPSTH2020 is Tourism Restart and Recovery: Responsibility Today, Sustainability Tomorrow.

It is aimed to provide an avenue for postgraduate students from all over the world to present and share their research works related to tourism and hospitality. It is also designed to bring together academics, researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners who are in tourism and hospitality field/industry, to network and exchange ideas to look into tourism restart and recovery as well as build potential collaborations. There is no registration fee. However, donation is welcome on the voluntary basis. IPSTH2020 is chaired by Asst Prof. Dr. Li-Hsin Chen and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hiram Ting. Any queries about the symposium should be directed to

Key Dates

>Open for Registration
   10 August, 2020

>Registration/Submission Deadline
   06 November, 2020

>Manuscript Decisions
   10 November, 2020

>Thesis Management Workshop
   20 November, 2020

>Online Symposium
   21 November, 202010

About us


National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT) was founded in 1995, immediately becoming an important center for producing the best and brightest talents for the hospitality and tourism industries in Taiwan. The goal of NKUHT has always been to cultivate talented service professionals to meet societal needs by providing students with the best teachers, facilities, curriculum, and domestic and international internship experiences. Uniforms are a distinguishing feature of NKUHT, we hope that thought the wearing of uniforms, student will develop respectful and positive attitudes towards work, as well as build spirit and passion for our school


The International Master’s Program of Tourism and Hospitality (IMTH), embracing NKUHT’s motto of humanity, professionalism, entrepreneurship, and internationalization, together with its foundation concept of internationalized management, aims to become the cradle of educating tourism and hospitality professionals for Asian countries.IMTH delivers its courses through integrating content and language by adopting a CLIL approach to empower our graduates with proficient language skills and professional domain knowledge that helps equip them fro future employability and global mobility.IMTH has signed a dual education system with the University of Queensland in Australia, providing students with the opportunity to obtain dual master’s degrees at the same time.


UCSI University is a leading Malaysian institution of higher learning which has been ranked at 391 in the QS World University Rankings 2021 placing it in the top 1.3% of all universities in the world.  Over the years, students from 110 different countries have studied at UCSI University, making the campus a melting pot of culture and diversity. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Many of the academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, our academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.


UCSI University’s Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM) is one the most forward-thinking school of thoughts in Asia-Pacific that stands out for excellence, diversity, relevance, and industry reach. It is dedicated towards the peak of the quality of expertise and skilled human capacity development for one of the fastest growing industry in the world. This is achieved through our work-based learning curriculum that integrates adventure and fun within the specialised areas of hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, culinary arts, recreation, and events. Housed at one of Malaysia’s foremost private universities, the Faculty is a hub of discovery. Its presence in Kuala Lumpur and Kuching – two of Malaysia’s most popular tourist destinations – sees it providing diverse learning experiences few other schools can.

2020 International Postgraduate Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality
Tourism Restart and Recovery: Responsibility Today, Sustainability Tomorrow