About us

Mission Statement

We educate and train motivated and open-minded students for a successful career in the international tourism and hospitality industry. It is our aspiration that our graduates can take over leading management positions in the finest tourism resorts worldwide and/or that they can successfully establish their own companies and run them successfully.
In order to reach these goals, we focus on high expertise of our lecturer team, high potential students, a close interaction and relationship to leading operations and on the support of our graduates and alumni with their expertise and network.
Furthermore, we deliver a learning atmosphere which is defined by common respect, team spirit and joy in studying at ITM.


Our experienced administrative team will ensure a professional organisation of the academic programme as well as an individual study & student service. From the first contact with us, you will be guided through the admission & visa process and all other relevant issues! During the study year we will be there to assist you with any matters.

Mag. Hans Lichtenwagner
(Director of Studies)

Mag. Christina Grasl
(Associate Director, German, Faculty)

Christof Lichtenwagner, BSc.

Manuela Wallner, MA.
(Art & Culture Tourism, Faculty)


The ITM lecturer team is a perfect mix of experienced professionals directly from the industry and lecturers from international universities, thus combining a profound knowhow of the tourism sector as well as state of the art and up-to-date academic knowledge.

Mag. Phil. Jennifer Beck-Saiz
(Spanish & German)

Marc De Schuster, BA.
(Economics, Law & Tourism)

Harald Hafner

Gustavo Vasconcelos
(Service Organisation; Food & Beverage Management)

Mag. Oliver Kitz
(Hotel & Event Management)

Michael Jilch


Katja Stenbacka, MSc.
(Accounting & Controlling)

Patricio Godoy (Practical Training) ​

Mag. René Schmid, MSc.
(Applied IT)

Dr. Judy Smetana, MBA.
(Human Resource Management) ​

Hans Stickler
(Wine Sommelier)

Mag. Birgit Curdt (Business Communication, Nutrition, Practical Training)

Andreas Vögl
(Quality First Management)

Karin Wessely-Vasconcelos
(Hospitality & Tourism Management)

Our administrative team is pleased to assist you anytime!
The College Garden Hotel as an operating seminar & event hotel with 67 business rooms and 10 conference rooms, busy 365 days a year, provides the perfect infrastructure as a campus for our students. Not only that they can combine living and studying in the same building, our campus ensures a realistic work environment to get an insight into the tourism field.
Our 26m² bright and light-filled rooms, each with their own balcony and bathroom, guarantee a comfortable and pleasant long time stay. Offering various board packages in our restaurant students can enjoy their stay even more.
Moreover, the hotel is surrounded by nature within a safe and quiet region not losing the benefit of having a perfect public transport connection.
Quality Management
The quality aspect in the educational sector has always been essential. At the ITM College we consider it as the basis for our study programme, enabling our students to gain the proper experience required for their future career.
Introducing the exclusively created and taught “Quality First Management” lecture by Mr. Andreas Vögl ( ), the ITM College sets a focus on implementing Quality into the study programme itself.
“Excellence through quality assurance”
ITM is committed to quality assurance in order to combine excellence with relevance. A continuous evaluation of the educational programme and the quality of the courses is carried out. Accredited and approved by the Austrian ministry of education the ITM College equates a privately run Austrian college with public status. (BMBWF 24.251/0001 II/4/2019)
Furthermore, internal feedback is gathered frequently from our students and lecturers to ensure a successful & memorable study time at ITM!

Partners and Cooperations

International project partner
Successful projects in the past
ITM as future project partner
Besides running the educational Diploma and Degree-programmes at the Austrian Campus, ITM offers its expertise to foreign Cooperation Partners as well. Therefore, ITM provides the Know-How to establish professional tourism programs worldwide.
ITM has developed a License Concept for Setting Up and running a Tourism College like the ITM College in Austria but adopted to the special needs of the specific locations and countries. By fulfilling quality assurance ITM college has the legal right to issue the Austrian State Diploma at a partner campus abroad
Our mission is to build up a worldwide network of Partner Colleges in order to reinforce professional tourism education and to raise the exchange of ideas and concepts of international students and faculty members and to raise the career possibilities of all students involved.
Teaching opportunities
We welcome professionals from the industry as well as academic experts who would like to be part of our faculty or offer us expertise as a guest lecturer. Expect a professional, international and flexible environment!
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