The Australia & International Tourism Research Unit (AITRU) was officially launched by the Dean of Arts Professor Rae Frances on Thursday 14 April, 2011.
AITRU was formerly the Tourism Research Unit (TRU) based in the Faculty of Business and Economics. The move to the National Centre for Australian Studies in the Faculty of Arts harmonises tourism research with the Graduate Tourism Program and is poised to take advantage of cross disciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research opportunities.
Director of AITRU and Monash Senior Research Fellow, Dr Keir Reeves said, “AITRU aims to engage with tourism research domestically and internationally, and in so doing, achieve outstanding research outcomes in terms of quality publications and grants.”
AITRU’s Deputy Directors include Dr Jennifer Laing, Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics and Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska, National Centre for Australia Studies, Faculty of Arts.
For more information on AITRU please contact Dr Joseph Cheer, AITRU Associate Director:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +613 9903 4097.
- Eminent Cultural Historian Richard White is the JAIS/AITRU Visiting Senior Research Fellow October/November 2012Richard White is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has taught Australian history and the history of travel and tourism there since 1989. He taught in the History Department at Monash University from 1975 to 1979. His publications include Inventing Australia, The Oxford Book of Australian Travel Writing, Cultural History in Australia, On Holidays: ... Read more
- Port Vila, Vanuatu 12 – 14 September 2012 Hosted by Monash University and the University of the South Pacific Conference Aim Tourism is often cited to be one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world. It is acknowledged as an increasingly important source of income, employment and wealth in many countries, particularly in islands ... Read more
- Poppy’s on the Lagoon, Port Vila, Vanuatu 28 – 29 June 2012 Presented by Monash University in partnership with Carnival Australia and Poppy’s on the Lagoon The Australia & International Tourism Research Unit (AITRU), Monash University is pleased to present the inaugural symposium on Tourism, Cultural Landscapes & Livelihoods in the South Pacific. The aim is ... Read more