Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology (FSST)

School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies

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Mission , Vision & Core Values

VISION: To be a top rated technologically and application oriented school of hospitality, leisure, events and tourism studies globally.

MISSION: To develop graduates who are technologically savvy, innovative, and application oriented and to promote cutting ege interdisciplinary research and innovation in hospitality, leisure, event and tourism related industries and society

Core Values

  • Commitment to excellence in education, training, and cost-effective delivery of quality results and services
  • Respect, responsiveness and compassion towards students and staff
  • Collegiality and team spirit
  • Integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Fairness and equitable allocation of resources and opportunities to students and staff
  • Upholding academic freedom and truthfulness in the pursuit, generation, dissemination and application of knowledge.
  • Creativity, industry, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Appreciation and celebration of diversity in all forms including ethnicity, race, gender, difference of opinion and thought systems
  • Commitment to sustainable development of hospitality, leisure and tourism resources
  • Collaboration, partnership and networking with external and internal stakeholders within our fields of expertise
  • Respect and upholding the spirit of the Kenyan Constitution, UNWTO Code of Ethics, and the KPUC Service Charter.



    About The School

    The School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies is one of the oldest academic units at the university, having been established in 1964 as the Department of Institutional Management. The initial focus for the school was to  offer Certificate and Diploma courses for Institutional Catering and Studies, Hostel, Hotel and restaurant employees.  With the elevation of the University College to a fully fledged university the school introduced Degree programs and other courses targeting high school graduates, Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure and Events employeees as well as others interested in careers within the fields.  SHTS produces highly competent, technological and application oriented leaders, practitioners and managers for the hospitality, leisure and oturism industries as well as creating and transfer knowledge through extension, outreach and partnership with local communities, private and public sectors and international professional community.    Graduates of the Bachelors and Diploma programmes join the industry as Supervisors, Tour and Travel Guides, Event Planners, Chefs, Hotel and Restaurant Managers, Executive Housekeepers, Laundry Operators, Tourism Advisors, Consultants and Strategists.  The school has four distinct academic units namely: 


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