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Guilford Glazer Faculty
of Business & Management

GGFBM Ranks at 200th place worldwide, with Hotel & Tourism Management at 42nd place

Jul. 06, 2017
The Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management (GGFBM) of B​GU ranks at 200th place in the field of management in the world on the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017, which was released last week.

Most notably the GGFBM reached 42nd place world-wide in the field of Hospitality and Tourism Management. It is the only Israeli hospitality and tourism department to make it into the ranking.

Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management Dean, Prof. Oded Lowengart, incumbent of the Ernest Scheller Jr. Chair in Innovative Management
, “The faculty and the department of hotel and tourism management’s spot in the Shanghai ranking is testimony to the quality of our research. An analysis of how the ranking system operates shows that the department’s success lies in factors like the quality of the journals in which the Faculty’s studies are published and its international collaborations.


“To better understand the significance: the GGFBM is the youngest and smallest management faculty in Israel, so this standing is evidence of highly productive, high quality research and academic achievement,” adds Prof. Lowengart. “Not only that, but the field of management is highly competitive, as compared to other exclusive fields that may rank very high because they don’t exist at other universities.”

The Department of Hotel and Tourism Management has been an integral part of the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management since the Faculty’s founding in 1994. The department offered a breakthrough concept at the time for centralizing the various aspects of study in the field. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Hotel and Tourism Management and a Masters in Tourism and Hotel Management.


Department chair Prof. Yaniv Poria, “The department’s alumni occupy management spots in the tourism, hotel, conferences and events industries as well as key roles in various initiatives in these fields.”


BGU was also ranked 101-150 in the subject of water resources.


BGU was ranked 151-200 in the subjects of energy science & engineering, and psychology.


BGU was ranked 201-300 in the subjects of management, geological and environmental sciences, electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering, structural (civil) engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science & engineering, and economics.


BGU was ranked 301-400 in the subjects of chemistry, mathematics, computer science, human biological sciences, agricultural sciences, public health, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.


BGU was ranked 401-500 in the subjects of biological sciences and clinical medicine.