Doctoral programme Tourism and Leisure in Mountain Regions (TLMR)


Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mike Peters (Department of Strategic Management, Marketing, and Tourism)

Deputy Head

Dr. Robert Steiger (Department of Public Finance)

Coordinating Student

Mag. Bernhard Bichler (Department of Strategic Management, Marketing, and Tourism)


Doctoral programme Tourism and Leisure in Mountain Regions (TLMR) researchers try to understand how tourism and leisure interrelates and impacts major stakeholders groups. Therefore, the DP TLMR aims at supporting our PhD students with excellent training and education in a dynamic interdisciplinary environment. By providing the opportunities and platforms to delve into other disciplines students can broaden their knowledge and their expertise in their respective research area. Furthermore, the doctoral programme actively enables all members to initiate, develop and publish high-quality and innovative research in tourism and leisure. Intensified exchange of knowledge between senior researcher and PhD students will help to address tourism and leisure issues and increase the quality and quantity of tourism and leisure research at the University of Innsbruck.

The development of tourism and leisure in mountain regions can only be explored and understood in their holistic nature by integrating various scientific disciplines. The DP TLMR will bundle this large variety of disciplines to foster knowledge exchange and transfer.

Faculty Members

A) University of Innsbruck

Faculty of Business and Management

> Department of Strategic Management, Marketing, and Tourism

  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mike Peters (Speaker)

Faculty of Economics and Statistics

> Department of Public Finance

  • Dr. Robert Steiger

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

> Department of Infrastructure, Unit for Intelligent Transport Systems

  • Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Mailer

Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences

> Department of Geography

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bruno Abegg (Co-Speaker)

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics

> Department of Computer Science

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dieter Fensel

Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science

> Department of Sport Science

  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Kopp
  • Dr. Martin Schnitzer, PhD

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

> Department of Sociology

  • Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Schermer


B) UMIT – the health & life sciences University

Department of Psychology and Medical Sciences

> Department für Sport-, Alpinmedizin und Gesundheitstourismus - ISAG

  • Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schobersberger

Student Board

  • Filippo Bazanella
  • Bernhard Bichler
  • Bartosz Bursa
  • Robert Eller
  • Elisabeth Happ
  • Elias Kärle
  • Oleksandra Panasiuk
  • Tanja Petry
  • Eva Posch
  • Philipp Schlemmer
  • Johanna Zanon



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