Taylor’s University Ranked Number 5 in Asia and Number 29 in the World By QS for its School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Taylor’s University School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts has been recognised in the QS subject world rankings.  


Taylor’s University is ranked no. 29 in the world for Hospitality & Leisure Management

The inaugural 2017 QS World University Subject Ranking for hospitality & leisure has ranked the Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (HCTA) at number #29 in the world and placing it at #5 in Asia. Taylor’s University is placed alongside other leading young universities in Asia - including Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Professor Perry Hobson, the PVC for Global Engagement at Taylor’s University pointed out that Taylor’s has developed “an outstanding reputation for is innovative partnership with leading hotel chains such as Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La and Starwood that are part of its STEP student employment programme”.  It is also a result of the research that has been done through its CRiT Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, and the hosting of many international conferences – such as the Asia-Pacific Tourism Association (APTA), ApacCHRIE, TTRA-Apac, BEST–EN Think Tank -  at the Lakeside Campus”. He added that, “HCTA has also developed its own Asia-Euro Conference series.  After hosting these conferences for many years in Malaysia, the 2016 conference was held in India and the next one is slated to be hosted by Far Eastern University (FEU) in The Philippines in 2018. Furthermore, HCTA has also taken the lead to develop the ASEAN Tourism Research Association (ATRA), that has created a network of institution with the region to focus on common research issues”. The School has also launched the Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism (APJIHT), and its staff and students have also won host of culinary awards and competitions over the years, with the most recent being at the 2017 Research Chefs Association awards in the USA. Furthermore, HTCA has been partnered with the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès and the Academy of Toulouse in France for nearly 30-years.  Under the leadership of its Dean, Dr Neethia Ari Ragavan, the faculty members have always aspired to be recognsied amongst the finest in the world. In 2013, the School achieved accreditation from the prestigious International Centre of Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism Education (THE-ICE). Taylor’s University VC & President, Professor Michael Driscoll added that, “As Taylor’s University moves to the next chapter towards balanced excellence, this accomplishment provides us with a stronger foundation as we continue to attract the best talents, collaborate with the best partners globally and produce the best graduates who make a difference in their communities, wherever they are in the world” adding that for hospitality and tourism, “this international recognition reflects our perseverance and dedication to provide the highest of quality undergraduate teaching and learning, and a testament of our outstanding academic reputation, employer reputation and our research capability in this particular field”. To find out more about the rankings of Taylor’s University click here, and to find out more about Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts click hereGlobal Matters (2017)