Head of the Tourism degree programme
|Education||Ph.D. en sociologie ; MA en sciences sociales|
Alain Imboden (Ph.D) joined the Institute of Tourism and the School of Management at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis in 2019. He previously worked as a professor and accreditation manager at Les Roches Global Hospitality Education. He obtained a PhD in Sociology from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, a Master's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Stockholm, Sweden, and a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Lausanne.
His research and teaching focus on new technologies and digitalization in relation to tourism, the concept of "Smart Destination", the processes of innovation and disruption in a context of sustainable development as well as on the "Design Thinking" approach applied to tourism.