News for the Hospitality Executive
PolyU School of Hotel & Tourism Management’s World Leadership Position Strengthened According to World Ranking of the Top 18 Hotel Schools by Research Output
October 29, 2009 - The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is ranked no. 2 in the
academic institutions in hospitality and tourism based on total
research output in the 11 leading hospitality and tourism
journals over the 15-year peroiod from 1992 to 2006. This is another
concrete proof that SHTM is committed to achieving global excellence in
hospitality and tourism education.
The league table appears in the study “A World Ranking of the Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programs” which will be published in the November 2009 issue of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. This year PolyU’s ranking has moved up from the 4th place in 2005 to the 2nd place in 2009, and it remains the only non-US based institution in the top five. The top five institutions in the rank are Cornell University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Michigan State University, University of Nevada at Las Vegas and Pennsylvania State University.
SHTM Director Professor Kaye Chon said, “As a global centre of excellence in hospitality and tourism education for the 21st century, the School is well poised to lead the world’s hospitality and tourism education in the years to come.”
It is also worth noting that for a more recent 5-year period from 2002 to 2006, the same study revealed that PolyU is ranked no. 1 in the world, which clearly indicates PolyU’s leadership in research in more recent years.
PolyU had the foresight to establish its School of Hotel and Tourism Management as the best hotel and tourism school in the world. The University unveiled a plan four years ago to develop dedicated premises for the School, in the same year when SHTM was ranked fourth in the world ranking. With the School now moved up to rank second in the world, the PolyU Teaching and Research Hotel has also reached its “pre-opening stage”. Professor Chon remarked, “As we are preparing for the opening of the Hotel in 2010, we seek to scale new height and attain higher level of excellence in the years ahead.” Indeed, the international status of the School as a world-class institution will be further strengthened through the success of the Hotel.
"As a global centre of excellence in hospitality and tourism education for the 21st century,
the School is well positioned to lead the world's hospitality and tourism education
in the years to come", SHTM Director Prof Kaye Chon said.
SHTM is well known as the pioneer of hotel and tourism education in Hong Kong. Since 1979, the School has graduated generations of talented students who suit the rigorous requirements of the hospitality and tourism industry. Its recent achievements include:
World Ranking of the Top 18 Programmes by Research Output (1992-2006)*
World Ranking of the Top 100 Programmes by Research Instances (2002-2006)**
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