School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
A global leader
We are ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world for hospitality and tourism management in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022. We are 1st in the UK and 15th in the world for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. We are also 1st for tourism, transport, travel and heritage studies in the Complete University Guide 2023.
Study with us
We pride ourselves on offering undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses that are both academically rigorous and anchored in the real world. We also deliver a range of CPD and short courses.
Surrey 2023 Conference
Under the theme of “Bringing Hospitality, Tourism, Transport and Events Back for Good”, the Surrey 2023 Conference will bring together researchers, educators, students, practitioners and policymakers to share visions, expertise, experiences and best practices in hospitality, tourism, transport and events to create an action framework for building a more responsible and resilient industry.
We have a world-class reputation for our research in hospitality, tourism, transport and events.
Within our Centres, we are the home to an additional research group, GeSPI.
Covid-19 research in hospitality and tourism
Our lives and our industry have been deeply impacted by the pandemic and the global lockdown that came with it. In these unprecedented times researchers at SHTM have worked closely with industry to learn about the needs and requirements of businesses and travellers to be able to return to a new normality when it comes to travelling and the prosperity of businesses. We are dedicated to support the hospitality, tourism, events, transport industry and related sectors with our research and wish to share it as widely as possible.
Research in 60 seconds
Discover the latest discussions in the hospitality, tourism, transport, and events sector by exploring our collection of explainer videos.
We are globally recognised for providing industry-specific business services and educational programmes in hospitality, tourism, transport, and events management. We engage industry in our world leading education and research activities.
31 MAY 2023
Therme Group and the University of Surrey seeking to transform tourism industry's emissions measurement and carbon trading with crypto-based systems
30 MAY 2023
The University of Surrey establishes the Savoy Educational Trust Chair of the Future of Hospitality
Head of School
Professor Iis Tussyadiah
Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management