Jul. 10, 2017

The Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was ranked 42nd in the world in the subject of Hospitality and Tourism Management on The Academic Ranking of World Universities’ (ARWU)(Shanghai Ranking) Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2017. It is the only Israeli faculty to make it into the ranking for hospitality and tourism management. The Faculty was also ranked 201-300 in the subject of management.

Since its founding in 1994, the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management has been an integral part of the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, as opposed to other Israeli universities where the research and teaching on the subject is scattered across faculties. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Hotel and Tourism Management and a Masters in Tourism and Hotel Management. 

Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management Dean, Prof. Oded Lowengart, incumbent of the Ernest Scheller Jr. Chair in Innovative Management, “The faculty’s spots in the Shanghai ranking are testimony to the quality of our research. 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. An analysis of the criteria for ranking shows that the faculty’s success lies in factors like the quality of the journals in which its studies are published and its international collaborations.” 

Department chair Prof. Ya​niv Poria, “The department’s alumni hold many management positions 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.

Link to Shanghai subject ratings