School of Tourism, Hospitality Management and Food Studies

A word from the dean

A word from the Dean

“The Institut Supérieur du Tourisme, de l’Hôtellerie et de l’Alimentation (the Higher Institute of Tourism, Hospitality Management and Food Studies, or ISTHIA) was founded more than 35 years ago at the Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. The current Institute is the result of a move in 2012 to transform the Centre d’Études du Tourisme, de l’Hôtellerie et de l’Alimentation (Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies, or CETIA) into ISTHIA. Renowned chef Michel Bras chairs the Board.

The focus of our activities lies in four key areas:

  1. Training managers and experts in three sectors: tourism, hospitality and food (taking on 1,000 students every academic year);
  2. Offering continuing education programs;
  3. Supporting research activities;
  4. Running activities in relation to expertise and value creation.


We have centers in three cities in France—Toulouse, Foix and Cahors—and an international presence in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Port Vila in Vanuatu, and Hanoi in Vietnam.


I wish you all an excellent academic year.”




Toulouse Campus

Campus du Mirail

5 Allées Antonio Machado, 31058 Toulouse Cedex 09

(+33) 05 61 50 23 68

Foix Campus

Centre Universitaire de l'Ariège Robert Naudi

4 Rue Raoul Lafagette, 09000 Foix

Foix Campus map

(+33) 05 61 02 19 74

Cahors Campus

Centre Universitaire Maurice Faure

273 Av. Henri Martin, 46000 Cahors

(+33) 05 65 23 46 04

Université de Toulouse

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