Island Tourism: Resilience and Development

International Workshop

Island Tourism: Resilience and Development

The main purpose of the workshop is to study the multiple aspects of tourism in the Maldives. A specific focus is dedicated to the small islands tourism as a driver of development. The course will be divided into a series of lessons and field activities (visits to resorts, “site inspections”, meetings with local management and small group activities) coordinated by international teachers, researchers and experts of  island tourism, develeopment, and environmental policies. Lessons will be held at the Marine Research and High Education Center.

All field activities in the sea will be carried out in snorkelling and in any case it is not expected throughout the course that students plunge with diving equipment.

In addition to providing a base of operations for laboratory research activities in the Maldives, the MaRHE Center is open to any marine research or education programs. The facility is located within easy access to a broad variety of habitats, including reefs, sea grass beds, and terrestrial communities.


  • Godfrey Baldacchino (University of Malta)
  • Alexander Trupp (University of the South Pacific – Fiji)
  • Mizna Mohamed (International center for Environment, Development, and Operational Research, Maldives)
  • Elena dell’Agnese (University of Milano-Bicocca)
  • Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg (University of Milano-Bicocca)



The Workshop is open to:

  • Postgraduate Students
  • Master Students
  • PhD Candidates
  • Early Career Researchers
  • Research Fellows
2020 Jan 24 - Feb 1 Click here CLOSED