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)


The “Tourism & Recreation” research center serves as a network and platform for researchers from all faculties. The center aims to stimulate and initiate joint projects between researchers in various disciplines. Since 2015 the center finalised seven funded projects and currently members from six different faculties conduct further studies. In addition, several interdisciplinary publications have been published in the last two years. The research topics cover for instance, crowd funding in tourism, the influence of of global change on Alpine tourism development, sport events and innovations on mountains, or family firm succession in tourism. The center disseminates tourism & leisure research output both to regional bodies and to the international scientific community. Recently, the center established the doctoral programme „Tourism and Leisure in Mountain Regions“.

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


Is part of: Research Area Mountain Regions

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