A scholarship programme for students has been set up by the counties of Telemark and Vestfold in response to an application from the Institute. Scholarships are awarded to Norwegian Masters Degree students wishing to study in Scotland.
The Masters Degree comprises the subject areas of environmental protection, archaeology, cultural heritage, leadership, sustainable development, and the relationship between R&D, the public and private sectors. It was established with the help of considerable funding from the EU and has been declared by GCU to be unique in Europe. A specially appointed team (Heritage Futures Team) was responsible for establishing the academic foundation for the programme and has also been used to provide teaching staff for the course.
This interdisciplinary MSc in Cultural Heritage Studies has helped to promote international educational co-operation between Norway and Scotland. Feedback from the Norwegian students who have completed the Masters Degree is positive. All the students have found relevant jobs in Norway after having completed their studies. The Institute is not aware of the existence of an equivalent Masters Degree in Norway.
John Lennon, the Moffat Professor og Director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development
John is the Moffat Professor and Director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development. It is the UK's largest University based tourism consultancy and research centre. It is located in Glasgow Caledonian University and was initially endowed by the Moffat family (AT Mays Travel Agency).
The Moffat Centre is responsible for the production of international consumer and market research and business development consultancy and with its profits it funds scholarships for students wishing to study Travel and Tourism (for further details see www.moffatcentre.com).
Since 1999 over £700,000 worth of scholarships have been awarded.
John has undertaken over 400 tourism and travel projects in over 35 nations. Currently, the Centre is working in Norway, Malawi, Canada, Lithuania, Ireland, England and Wales. In recent years projects in Fiji, the USA, Egypt, Nepal, Romania, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Singapore and Russia have been undertaken .. John is the author of seven books and over 100 articles and numerous reports on the travel and tourism industry.
John is a Specialist Policy Advisor to the National Tourism Organisation;
VisitScotland, and is a Board Member of the Canadian Tourism Commission European Marketing Group, Historic Scotland, the Scottish Tourism Forum, and was appointed by the Scottish First Minister to the statutory Monitoring Committee of Strathclyde European Partnership.
John is currently the Principal Advisor to all Party Committee of the Scottish Parliament undertaking the Tourism Inquiry.
The Moffat Centre is proud of its association with the travel industry and welcomes applications from students/ potential students interested in a career in travel and tourism.
For details see www.moffatcentre.com.