March 2019
Volume 20, Issue 1
Newsletter of School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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SHTM in the Rankings
Your choice of a place to study can make a difference to the rest of your life, so it is not something to take lightly. If you are considering a career, or enhancing your career, in international hospitality and tourism, you will no doubt want to choose a school that is consistently ranked among the best in the world. PolyU's SHTM is 40 years old this year, but in that short time it has developed at a remarkable pace to become a global leader. The SHTM's excellent reputation is confirmed by the numerous independent bodies that consistently rank it among the top hotel and tourism schools in the world.

There are many different rankings published by various sources worldwide, all based on various combinations of criteria such as research excellence, expertise, student options and graduate employment. To save time and effort in making your decision, the SHTM has compiled a list of its most important rankings in the hospitality and tourism field for your reference.

#1 in Hospitality and Tourism Management
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018

In ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018, the SHTM is ranked in the top spot in the "Hospitality and Tourism Management" category. This ranking by one of the most well-respected sources worldwide confirms the School's outstanding reputation and commitment to global excellence in hospitality and tourism education and research.

#1 in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Centre for World University Rankings by Subject 2017

The SHTM also took the top spot in the Centre for World University Rankings 2017 in the "Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism" category. These rankings are based on the number of articles published in top-tier academic journals and reflect the quality of the institution's research output, an important measure of a university's success.

#1 in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
University Ranking by Academic Performance 2017-2018

The Field Based Ranking produced by the University Ranking by Academic Performance Laboratory also placed PolyU in the top spot in the "Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services" category in 2017-2018.

Building on the School's Strengths

The SHTM's worldwide reputation is built on many strengths, so you can be confident that your decision to study there will be the right one:
  1. The School is constantly striving to scale new heights and live up to its motto – "Leading Hospitality and Tourism".
  2. Its distinguished international faculty of 75 world-class academics from 22 countries and regions are not only excellent teachers and researchers; many of them are also active in the hospitality industry and hold executive positions in various tourism organisations.
  3. It has a diverse student body consisting of close to 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  4. Its world-class facilities include a ground-breaking teaching and research hotel, Hotel ICON, which opened in 2011 and is at the heart of the School's innovative approach to hospitality and tourism education.
  5. SHTM students enjoy making the most of PolyU's prime location at the heart of the booming Asia-Pacific region.
Your future starts here – at Hong Kong's Hospitality School!
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