For 40 years, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has embodied its motto of "Leading Hospitality and Tourism". A symbol of excellence in its field, the School ranks No. One in the world in the "Hospitality and Tourism Management" (ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017/18), No. One in the world in the "Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism" (CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017), and No. One globally in the "Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services" (University Ranking by Academic Performance 2017/18).
The Hong Kong PolyU Winter School is an executive development programme developed by the SHTM for senior hospitality industry managers. Held annually in December, the Hong Kong PolyU Winter School offers six in-depth modules that are interactive in nature, practical in substance, and relevant to the changing business environment. The programme is co-organised by the SHTM, the Hong Kong Hotels Association, and the PolyU Institute for Entrepreneurship. This year, the programme will run from 2-14 December 2019.