Welcome to the ESGHT!

The Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo (School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism - ESGHT), created in 1988, is a polytechnic higher education facility, integrated in the University of Algarve. Within the scope of our activities of teaching, research and providing services to the community, we are an institution aimed at training qualified staff and specialists, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills make us able to intervene in the sustainable development of the region, the country and also internationally. Our strategic goals are quality, innovation and the development of a culture of entrepreneurship.

The ESGHT invests in the excellence of applied teaching, encouraging its students to take the initiative, be proactive and have a sense of entrepreneurship. In practical terms, this is implemented by having mandatory internships for all our courses in a professional context. We are proud to know our students well and to accompany them individually and in groups, promoting teamwork with freedom of thought and expression.

In addition to teaching, the ESGHT also conducts research and provides services to the community, with teaching staff who are belong to 19 research centres and study centres. We publish two indexed scientific journals and organise several national and international conferences and seminars annually. We participate in research projects in several scientific areas, with emphasis on research in the areas of tourism, management and economics and marketing. The provision of services to the community allows a close relationship between the university and the companies, providing the transfer of knowledge university-company.

We have approximately 1,700 students, of whom about 80 are foreign students studying at the ESGHT under various international mobility programmes. We have more than 100 teaching staff, 22 employees, and we operate two campuses: one in Faro and another in Portimão.

Currently, we teach four Bachelor’s degrees: Management, Hotel Management, Tourism and Marketing. We also offer four Master's courses: Hotel Management, Taxation, Human Resources Management and Tourism) and four Higher Vocational Technical Courses (HVT) in Accounting, Tourism Animation Management, Executive Secretariat and Information Systems and Technologies, in addition to several short courses, including preparation courses for TOC accountancy exams and several language courses which are open to the general public.

Studying at the ESGHT allows active involvement in team projects with the teaching staff, such as seminars and workshops, charity campaigns and entrepreneurship contests, and opens up opportunities to study/intern abroad under various scholarship programmes.


Estatutos da Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo



Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo
Campus da Penha
8005-139 Faro
Tels. 289 800 136 / 289 800 100
Fax: 289 888 409


Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo
Largo Engº Sárrea Prado, nº 21
8501-859 Portimão
Tels. 282 417 641 / 282 418 036
Fax: 282 418 773



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Penha Campus<br />
8005-139 Faro<br />
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