‘Thought leadership’ sees GBS soar in rankings

The new $38 million Griffith Business School on the Gold Coast

Griffith Business School has held its own on the international stage, earning a top 10 place in Hospitality and Tourism Management in the latest university rankings.

David GrantThe field was rated second in the world in the ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017.

Professor David Grant, Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), said he was delighted with the recognition awarded by this prestigious, independent organisation.

“The number two ranking reflects the high calibre of work being produced by both the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, as well as the Griffith Institute for Tourism.

“It’s the result of both their recognised thought leadership in this field and their ability to influence practice,” he added.

The School also ranked in the Top 100 internationally and third in Australia for Political Sciences, Top 200 for Business Administration, and Management, while Economics moved into the Top 300.

Professor Grant said: “This is not only an indication of the excellent quality of the research and scholarship that takes place in Griffith Business School, but also the high standing the School enjoys among its peers”.

Overall, Griffith University had 30 subjects mentioned in the 2017 rankings and had eight subjects in the Top 100.