Victoria University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management research has been ranked #35 in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
The ranking identifies the world’s top university subject areas based on the following criteria:
- research citations
- number of top journals the research is published in
- number of staff who have received significant awards.
The ARWU is published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, an independent organisation that has listed global rankings of academic subjects for universities worldwide for nearly a decade.
College of Business Dean Professor Colin Clark said tourism and events are key areas of expertise and research at Victoria University.
“Tourism research has been a longstanding strength of VU, and it has made significant contributions to the industry,” he said.
VU tourism researchers have made outstanding contributions around sustainable tourism and green growth, including recent work in the importance of tourism in bushfire recovery.
Other recent highlights include tourism forecasting for various markets, and economic-trend analysis in areas such as medical tourism.
In addition to conducting tourism, events and hospitality research through the College, VU has three related research centres and institutes:
- Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES)
- Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)
- Centre for Tourism & Events Research Group (TERG).