Metamorphosis over the last 10 years
of staff, postdoctoral research fellows, and an increased research affiliate network. The School has international and national partnerships with 43 senior research associates from 42 universities across the globe. In 2017, the STH launched the Food Evolution Research Lab (FERL), a virtual lab that promotes research focused on the evolution of food, health and nutrition. Awards, rankings and certifications The School’s awards include being ranked 18th globally for Hospitality and Tourism Management In 2019, by the prestigious Shanghai Rankings. This is a tremendous jump from the first ranking in 2017, that placed the School in the 34th place. We are also position- ed 1st in Tourism and Leisure studies in Africa by QS World University rankings.
The STH’s commercial facilities were also recently awarded 4-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. This makes
Over the past decade, the STH transformed into a world-class institution that produces top- achieving students. Our alumni enter the tourism and hospitality sector as critical thinkers and problem-solvers. And they go on to address economic and societal challenges. Not only has the School remodelled itself in terms of graduate profiles but also its staff profile and academic offerings. It now offers a full range of academic courses from short learning programmes to diplomas, honours and master’s degrees, and a doctorate. The STH is also well-known for its research profile, industry relationships and its commercial operations. Since 2010, the STH’s research profile has expanded rapidly due to an increase in the postgraduate stream, growing scholarly profiles
UJ the first higher education institution to achieve such grading in South Africa. The future of hospitality and tourism in South Africa
Looking to the future, the STH is preparing itself towards the possibilities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The School is involved with disruptors in the sector, evaluating the impact of large-scale automation, artificial intelligence, the adoption of smart technologies and big data. South Africa is buzzing with talent and the opportunities are countless. The STH is committed to giving the next generation the tools needed to embrace these chances in the tourism and hospitality sector.
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