Dr. QIU, Hanqin is the Distinguished Professor at Nankai University, the Dean of the College of Tourism and Service Management. She is also a Full Professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Vice-President of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Hong Kong Association, the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism and the consultant on Education Administration to the Sun Yat-sen University.
Her research interests focus on the analysis of tourism demand, consumer behavior, the inbound and outbound tourism in China, the tourism development and policy issues in Asia Pacific and tourism education innovations, etc. She has published more than 80 refereed journal article in major international refereed journals. She has served as guest editor for International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Journal of Vacation Marketing on Special Issues for China Hotel and Tourism Development. She was also the regional editor for International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
In 2016, Professor Qiu and her team founded the World’s FIRST Micro-Master’s Credentials in International Hotel Management collaborated with the edX platform, which was created by MIT and Harvard University. The program received recognition more than 40,000 online learners from over 175 countries within less than two years.