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Published: 11 November 2014

Number one in Europe for hospitality and tourism research

New research ranks the University of Surrey number one in the UK and Europe – and fourth internationally – for research in hospitality and tourism.

The University of Surrey has been ranked as the fourth best higher education institution in the world for hospitality and tourism research, in a new paper published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

In the international rankings, Surrey was placed fourth for tourism research, seventh for hospitality research and fourth overall for hospitality and tourism research. In all three instances, the University was the top-ranked institution in the UK and Europe.

The tables were assembled based on the number of citations received by published articles from six leading journals in hospitality and tourism during the ten-year period from 1996 to 2005.

Professor Graham Miller, Head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, commented, “The School has enjoyed an incredibly productive period for research publications and grants. We have won funding from a range of organisations, including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the European Commission (EC), the Marie Curie Fellowship and the British Academy, amongst many others. Our success in winning these grants has fuelled our ability to produce top quality research publications and will continue to do so in the future.”

The research rankings come on the back of recent teaching successes, with Surrey being placed number one in the UK for hospitality and tourism programmes for the third year in a row by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Discover more about research in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, explore the range of hospitality and tourism programmes available at Surrey, or read the full journal paper, An insight into research performance through a citation counting analysis.