CIEO/CinTurs congregates senior and young researchers from tourism and other areas to produce and spread knowledge on the study of Tourism. Members of the Unit are not formally organised into research groups but work together on an interdisciplinary perspective, in the three main research areas:
With the growth and consolidation of the Centre, these areas have potential to become research lines. Each area has a coordinator, member of the Coordination Board, who is in charge to periodically meet the researchers working in the area with the aim of sharing knowledge and doubts, namely about opportunities for structuring new research projects, joint organisation of conferences, seminars and training actions.
The Unit is strongly committed with knowledge creation through research projects. In this case, the Unit can have different roles:
Parallel to the research activity, CIEO/CinTurs incentives researchers to participate in consulting projects, allowing interaction with regional stakeholders, bridging the academy to the industry realities, and creating additional opportunities for further partnerships and funding.
CinTurs works in a close articulation with the CRIA (Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer), a structure of the UALG aimed at promoting relations between research units and companies.