The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has again excelled in the university rankings, claiming the top spot in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category of ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023.
This is the seventh consecutive year in which the SHTM has been recognised as the world’s number one by ShanghaiRanking, a globally respected institution. The School won first place in 2017, the first time ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects included the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category, and has held the top spot ever since.
ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities has been published annually since 2009 and is regarded as one of the three most influential and widely followed university classifications, alongside the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Earlier this year, the SHTM was recognised as world No. 1 in the 2022/23 Field Based Ranking of the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) Research Laboratory. The School has won first place globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category for six years in a row.
The URAP Research Laboratory was established at the Informatics Institute of the Middle East Technical University in 2009. Its main objective is to develop a ranking system for world universities based on academic performance as determined by the quality and quantity of their scholarly publications.
The SHTM is honoured to be recognised internationally as a world-leading hospitality and tourism management school. These rankings confirm the School’s outstanding reputation and commitment to global excellence in hospitality and tourism education and research and are a ringing endorsement of its visionary leadership, dedicated researchers and innovative educational approach.
“The No. 1 ranking is a tribute to the SHTM’s dedicated faculty members, trail-blazing graduates and culture of academic and research excellence,” said Professor Kaye Chon, SHTM Dean, Chair Professor and Walter and Wendy Kwok Family Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management. “For more than four decades, the SHTM has spearheaded hospitality and tourism education, supporting the hospitality and tourism industry, a key driver of socio-economic growth.”
For more information on ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023, please visit: www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/gras/2023/RS0513
About PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management
For over 40 years, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has refined a distinctive vision of hospitality and tourism education and become a world-leading hotel and tourism school. Ranked No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category in ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023 for the seventh consecutive year; placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2022/2023 for six years in a row; rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017; and ranked No. 2 in the world among university based programmes in the “Hospitality and Leisure Management” subject area in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 for the seventh consecutive year, the SHTM is a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.
The School is driven by the need to serve its industry and academic communities through the advancement of education and dissemination of knowledge. With a strong international team of 90 faculty members from 20 countries and regions around the world, the SHTM offers programmes at levels ranging from undergraduate to doctoral degrees. Through Hotel ICON, the School’s groundbreaking teaching and research hotel and a vital aspect of its paradigm-shifting approach to hospitality and tourism education, the SHTM is advancing teaching, learning and research, and inspiring a new generation of passionate, pioneering professionals to take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.