Call for Abstracts: Nordic Doctoral School

The Nordic Doctoral School will be held on 26 September as a part of the 30th Nordic Tourism Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research. The theme of the seminar is Thinking Relevancy in Tourism and Hospitality Research. Call for papers is open until 15 May.

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The tourism and hospitality sectors are currently facing many challenging transformational elements, such as climate change and related carbon neutrality policies, increasing inequalities and social and economic sustainability needs, changing social media, growing international competition on capital, customers and university students, the ongoing COVID-19 and coming post-pandemic resilience-building needs. All these change factors are calling for academic and societal relevancy and improved knowledge dissemination in tourism and hospitality research that would lead the industry and other stakeholders in development towards ‘desirable futures’.

The Nordic Doctoral School focuses on the relevancy aspects in tourism and hospitality research. The overall aim is to encourage doctoral students to reflect on, justify and develop the academic and/or societal relevancy of their doctoral research in a student-centric way.

The seminar will consist of opening notes given by invited scholars and presentations/discussions by PhD students. Students will present and discuss their work in progress by focusing on the selected aspects of academic and/or societal relevancy in their research. Active participation at the Graduate School Course equals 2 ECTS points.

You are warmly welcome to submit your abstract and to take part in the seminar! Abstracts must be submitted by 15 May 2022.

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