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PolyU School of Hotel and Tourism Management Tops World Ranking

PolyU School of Hotel and Tourism Management Tops World Ranking - TRAVELINDEXHong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, May 31, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has again excelled in university rankings, taking top spot in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category of ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021.

This is the fifth consecutive year for the SHTM to be recognised as world No. 1 by one of the most well respected institutions worldwide. The School was ranked first in the world by ShanghaiRanking in 2017, the same year when its Global Ranking of Academic Subjects included for the first time a ranking of the world’s top 100 universities in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category.

ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities has been published since 2009 and is regarded as one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures, alongside the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

“The SHTM is very honoured to be recognised internationally as a world-leading hospitality and tourism management school,” said Professor Kaye Chon, SHTM Dean, Chair Professor and Walter and Wendy Kwok Family Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management. “In a ringing endorsement of the School’s dedicated researchers, our innovative educational approach and the University’s visionary leadership, the ranking confirms our School’s outstanding reputation and commitment to global excellence in hospitality and tourism education and research.”

With a vision unlike any other, the SHTM moved to the premises that remain its home today a decade ago. Bringing the School and Hotel ICON under the same roof represented an important milestone in the SHTM’s development. The School’s paradigm-shifting approach to hospitality and tourism education, with Hotel ICON at its core, has helped nurtured its reputation as the leading institution of its kind in the world. With its international faculty, diverse student body as well as enthusiastic and influential support base, the School is best placed to lead the development of global hospitality and tourism education in the years to come.

For more information on ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021, please visit: http://www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/gras/2021/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 2021 for the fifth consecutive year, placed No. 1 globally in the “Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services” category in the University Ranking by Academic Performance in 2019/2020 for three 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. 1 in Asia in the “Hospitality and Leisure Management” subject area in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 for the fifth 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 over 70 faculty members with diverse cultural backgrounds, the SHTM offers programmes at levels ranging from undergraduate degrees 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, inspiring a new generation of passionate, pioneering professionals to take their positions as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.

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