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As time goes by, changes in social structure and demands have brought new faces to global economy. Emphasis laid on sport, leisure, tourism and hospitality has greatly increased among the general public, which causes the leisure and tourism industry to flourish in recent years. The industry play a major role in the sustainable development of Taiwan’s economy. To keep up with economic trends, the Graduate Institute of Sport, Leisure and Hospitality Management (SLHM) was established under the merger of Graduate Institute of Sport and Leisure Management and Graduate Institute of Hospitality Management.
The former Graduate Institute of Sport and Leisure Management set up its preparatory office in 1998 and was officially established in February, 1999, becoming the first sport and leisure management graduate institute to be founded in Taiwan. The very first student admission began in summer 1999, and the In-service Master's Program was then put in place in 2002. Devoted to equipping students with expertise in related industries, Graduate Institute of Sport and Leisure Management provided its students with various courses, incorporating practicality into academic curriculum.
Graduate Institute of Hospitality Management, the other predecessor of SLHN, used to be under Department of Human Development and Family Studies. In 2001, the master’s and doctoral programs for its Division of Nutrition and Hospitality were established. In 2005, the Division of Hospitality was set apart and renamed “Division of Hospitality Management and Education.” In August 2008, Graduate Institute of Hospitality Management and Education began its operations under Department of Human Development and Family Studies. In summer 2010, the Graduate Institute was changed from the College of Education to the College of Management and was renamed “Graduate Institute of Hospitality Management” in the following year. Aiming at cultivating talents in the field of hospitality management, the graduate institute planned a comprehensive curriculum with practicality, theory, and research as the main emphasis.
To keep up with the current economic trends as well as university policy, as of the 2012 academic year, the Graduate Institute of Sport and Leisure Management and the Graduate Institute of Hospitality Management officially combined to become the Graduate Institute of Sport, Leisure and Hospitality Management (SLHM). By integrating existing resources and with the hiring of specialized faculty members, as well as through diverse, international, and specialized curriculum designthe, we will work towards cultivating highly skilled talents in the field of sport, leisure and hospitality management and hope to breathe new life into the sport, leisure and hospitality industries in Taiwan.