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USP’s Tourism and Hospitality Management and Political Science make Shanghai Rankings

USP’s Tourism and Hospitality Management and Political Science make Shanghai Rankings

By Rashika Kumar
Tuesday 26/07/2022
Deputy Head of School for Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Affairs, Professor Stephen Pratt and Head of School for School of Business and Management, Professor Gurmeet Singh

Good news for USP’s School of Business and Management students as the discipline of Tourism and Hospitality Management has been ranked in the top 151-200 Hospitality and Tourism management schools in the latest Shanghai Ranking.

Head of School for School of Business and Management, Professor Gurmeet Singh says achieving the rank in the top 151-200 is a great achievement and he is proud of his staff and research students from the School of Business and Management, who inspite of budgetary constraints had worked hard by publishing in top tier tourism journals.

He says their research publications had immensely contributed to achieving this prestigious ranking.

Deputy Head of School for Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Affairs, Professor Stephen Pratt says there were about half a dozen university ranking schemes which had different criteria while other international ranking schemes were based on different indicators such as industry, perceptions of the schools, teaching key performance indicators and where some were more heavily based on research key performance indicators.

Professor Pratt says this one is quite research-based and it's a good achievement for the School to be publishing and it’s not just their discipline because some other Schools are doing research in tourism.

He adds tourism is very multidisciplinary, so some people in management discipline are writing tourism papers and publishing tourism journals while some of economists in the School of Accounting Finance and Economics are also doing some tourism economics research.

USP says in 2017 and 2018, USP’s Tourism and Hospitality Management did not make any ranks, in 2019 Tourism and Hospitality Management ranked between 201-300 and did not make it back the year after.

However, in 2021, the School ranked between 201-300 and further improved their rankings this year between 151-200.

Professor Pratt acknowledged the hard-working staff that helped the University reach this milestone that has seen USP move from being predominantly a teaching university to one excelling in research.

In addition to this achievement, it was highlighted that USP’s Political Sciences also made the latest Shanghai Rankings ranking between 301-400.



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