INSTROCT Company was found in regards of significance of tourism and hotel industry and the high need of meeting this requirement in education and human resources’ training – by PARSIAN specialized Tourist and Recreational Holding Co. (subscribed to Islamic Revolution’s Mostazafan Foundation) in 1991. INSTROCT was primarily found to aim increasing the level of skills, improving the efficiency power of human resources recruited in organizations, hotels and recreational complexes, empowering the forces and talents in this industry, and started holding open educational-professional courses.
Therefore, INSTROCT established male vocational high school for “Hospitality and Tourism” under the authority of Department of Education in 1994.
The requirement of coordination between professional skills and academic training, made INSTROCT to establish “the higher education center for hospitality and tourism” in 1997.
This academy – licensed by Department of Sciences, Research and Technology – has provided higher education for Associated Degree in majors such as hospitality (catering and accommodation) and travel services for applicants of interest. The institute gradually added other majors as “cuisine”, “protocol” and “IT” to the skills and courses in order to extend its academic operations.
For transmitting the state-of-the-art updates in tourism industry and hospitality into Iran, in 1997, in coordination with the “University of Strathclyde” in Scotland, the hotel management course was upgraded to undergraduate studies. Accordingly, in addition of holding undergraduate studies, teachers’ training courses were also held in the institute.
The int’l cooperation of the institute with foreign academies is on up to the present time and this institute is host for int’l courses in hospitality and tourism management for graduate studies in corporation with Swedish “Luleå University of Technology” and also has provided undergraduate studies in hotel management and hospitality with London’s “University of Metropolitan” for students.
Establishing the first and only standard School Hotel nest to PARSIAN Evin Hotel in Tehran, providing the first specialized library containing the latest texts and books in tourism and hospitality, membership in and collaborating with UNWTO, training hotel personnel, recruitment for hotels and so on, are only some of services provided by the INSTROCT since its establishment.