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Postgraduate Education for School of Tourism and Geographical Sciences

1. Doctor of Philosophy

The doctor conferrable point for “Geographical Sciences”, first-level discipline, was established under the approval of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Councils. It is the first doctor conferrable point for the first-level discipline in Yunnan Normal University which contains 3 doctor conferrable points for secondary disciplines including Human Geography, Physical Geography and Cartography and Geographic Information System, together with other 3 secondary-discipline doctor programs including Mountainous Environment and Natural Disaster, Border Geography and Educational Geography which are not included in the list. Thereby, there has formed characteristic research fields in lacustrine deposit & global change, development and management of regional tourism, regional economic development, regional cooperation & borderland security, national geography & regional development, language & culture geography, geographic information technology for resources & environment, public safety & regional disaster prevention, resource development & balanced development between regions, frontier financial development, geography of frontier minorities, regional education & frontier development and theory of educational geography etc.. Currently there are 37 doctoral tutors and 73 Ph.D. Students.

List for the first-level discipline of doctor conferrable points  


2. Postgraduate Student

School of Tourism and Geographical Sciences has 13 master degree programs and fields including Physical Geography, Human Geography, Cartography and Geographic Information System, Tourism Management, Regional Economics, Cartography and Geographic Information Engineering, Curriculum and Teaching Methodology (Geography), Subject Teaching (Geography) and Tourism Management (Professional Master); laboratories in geographic information system, geography, tourism, teaching skills, planning & design and measurement etc.; and projects under construction such as Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education for Information Technology for Western Resources & Environment, Yunnan Key Laboratory of Plateau Geographical Process and Environmental Change, Yunnan Key Laboratory of Global Change and Lake Ecosystem, Yunnan Key Laboratories in Universities of Plateau’s Earth Surface Process and Environmental Change, Key Research Base of Humanities & Social Sciences for Research on Yunnan Tourism Industry Development and Key Research Base of Humanities & Social Sciences for Yunnan Human Resources Development and Management. With the qualification in tourism planning which was approved by National Tourism Administration, School of Tourism and Geographical Sciences serves as the training center for tourist guide and visitor attractions management in Yunnan. It has more than 320 full-time postgraduate students at school.

Subject list for postgraduate students

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