Schools & Departments


Established in 2007, Department of Humanities and Arts was renamed School of Humanities and Arts (SHA) in March 2019. SHA has a flight attendance teaching and research section and an art teaching and research section, offers five programs, including flight attendance, environmental art design, exhibition planning and management, high-speed railway passenger service, and arts and crafts design. Among them, the flight attendance is one of the programs for the construction of provincial demonstrative college, and was certified by Quality Assurance Systems of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO TedQual) in 2018. Under the school-enterprise mixed ownership mechanism, the Flight Attendance Section was jointly established by the SHA and Beijing Guanghuijintong Education and Technology Co., Ltd.


The flight attendance teaching and research section has programs of flight attendance and high-speed railway passenger service. Flight attendance is the characteristic program. In 2004, Nanjing Institute of Tourism and Hospitality cooperated with Beijing Guanghuijintong Education and Technology Co., Ltd., and was the first college with flight attendance program to enroll flight attendant students in Jiangsu Province. After more than ten years since the opening of program, SHA has formed its own advantages and characteristics in running a school in terms of its philosophy, scale, and personnel training. In the past 14 years, SHA has enrolled a total of nearly 3,000 students. Among the 2,000 graduate students, more than 1,100 have been employed by domestic and foreign airlines, and more than 300 have been employed by high-speed rail companies. The graduates of the SHA even spread over the 34th Transport AviationDivision and the Special Train for National Leaders. SHA may be praised as the cradle of flight attendants in Jiangsu Province. In recent years, the employment rate of graduates has reached more than 98%, and the rate of graduates being employed by airlines has remained above 60%, which takes the leading position among similar institutions in China. The quality of graduates enjoys a high reputation in domestic aviation enterprises. The Flight Attendance Section has been awarded the Advanced Graduate Employment Unit by the China Association of Student Employment of the Ministry of Education for six consecutive years. In 2018, SHA cooperated with Beijing Guanghuijintong Education and Technology Co., Ltd. again to open a program of high-speed railway passenger service.

There are currently 9 full-time teachers and 9 part-time teachers in the flight attendance teaching and research section, and the proportion of double-quality teacher is over 95%. Through school-enterprise joint multi-channel training, there are not only teachers specializing in theories, but also part-time teachers of enterprises with many years of aviation flight experience and rich cabin operation experience. A high-level school-enterprise teaching team has been established. The flight attendance teaching team emphasizes the exchange between school and enterprise and joint training. The cooperative teaching and training mode of school-enterprise mixed team not only improves the teaching and research ability of enterprise teachers, but also strengthens the practical ability of professional teachers. The mixed teaching team with double-quality teachers is becoming more mature. Teachers actively participated in various national and provincial competitions, applied for various projects, of which nearly 20 were approved, won more than 50 awards, published more than 50 papers.

The teaching and research section has etiquette training room, makeup training room, single-channel simulated cabin, civil aviation integrated flight training base, CBT teaching and training center for civil aviation flight attendant, etc. Located on the shore of the Gonghe Lake on the campus and facing the gymnasium at a distance, the civil aviation integrated flight training base is a marked building jointly established in the school-enterprise cooperation between Nanjing Institute of Tourism and Hospitality and Beijing Guanghuijintong Education and Technology Co., Ltd. in October 2017, and it covers an area of 670 square meters. Adhering to the concept of integration of industries into education, the civil aviation integrated flight training base integrates air and ground training equipment, aviation equipment display and practice and teaching and research for aviation theory, and is a training base for students to improve their recognition and practice their knowledge. And it is also a cradle for aviation talents.  

In recent years, the flight attendance program has passed the check and acceptance for Demonstrative Institute in Jiangsu Province and has been certified by the Quality Assurance Systems of World Tourism Organization. The section has signed the directional training agreements with China Eastern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, and Juneyao Airlines. It has achieved gratifying results in implementation of Several Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Deepening Integration of Industries into Education. In the innovation of school-enterprise cooperation mechanism, talent training and student employment, it has been at the forefront of similar universities in China!


The art teaching and research section is mainly responsible for the teaching for three programs, including arts and crafts design and production, environmental art design, exhibition planning and management, and the aesthetic education. There are 10 lecturers and 2 teaching assistants in the teaching and research section. Teachers have graduated from national key universities and colleges, such as universities of Project 985 and Project 211, and art colleges and held the master's degrees or above.

After 9 years of development, the art teaching and research section has formed a team of teachers with strong teaching and research capabilities and project design and development capabilities. Teachers actively participated in national and provincial art exhibitions, and won 20 design awards and 45 appearance patent products every year. The section has published a number of academic papers and art reviews in core journals and party and government newspapers, and conducted and closed a number of provincial-level scientific research projects and teaching and research projects.

At present, the art teaching and research section has a teaching area with a total floor area of 800 square meters, including 2 art studios, 3 training rooms for crafts, environmental arts, exhibition, 2 computer design training rooms, and teaching equipment valuing more than 3 million yuan. On-campus studios include tourism product studio, mounting studio, and corporate professor studio. It has implemented the project-based teaching in each studio, laying a solid foundation for students to learn theoretical and practical professional knowledge and achieve the goal of cultivating applied talents.

Since 2016, the teaching team of the art teaching and research section has undertaken project of building the training college for inheritors of Chinese intangible cultural heritage under the Seminar Training Program for Inheritors of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture. In response to the country's revitalization of traditional culture and the protection and inheritance of intangible cultural heritage, the institute of intangible cultural heritage tourism was established with the teachers of art teaching and research section as the main force, and several masters and intangible cultural heritage inheritors were invited to lecture in the class.

In recent years, the art teaching and research section has reached industry-academy cooperation agreements with Jiangsu Gaochun Ceramics Co., Ltd., Nanjing Original Force Co., Ltd., Nanjing Jingyou Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd., Kanghui Travel Agency Exhibition Co., Ltd., Nanjing Stuttgart Joint Exhibition Ltd., which lays the foundation for students' employment and practice in enterprise.

Adhering to the concept of serving the society with a humanistic spirit and innovative consciousness, SHA insists on the school-running thinking of people first, development of moral integrity and ability, and holistic education, and focuses on cultivating humanistic, professional, and practical capabilities of students. SHA pays attention to building a professional teaching team, and attaches importance to the close integration of classroom teaching and corporate practice. In the future, SHA will forge ahead and innovate the school-running characteristics, and implement the holistic education and foster highly competent and professional personnel.