IFTM ranked Top 5 in Asia for hospitality & leisure studies for 5th year

2021-03-17 03:42     Comment:0

The public Macau Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) has been placed in Asia’s Top 5 for hospitality and leisure management studies for the fifth consecutive year, according to the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings.

The institute announced the ranking in a statement released through the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) yesterday.

“The result highlights the institute’s position as a leading global provider of education in tourism,” the statement said.

According to the statement, IFTM has consistently been rated one of the Top 5 higher education institutions in Asia for hospitality and leisure management studies by QS World University Rankings since the ratings service began covering this field in 2017.

“The institute’s performance is even more impressive when considering that the number of Asian institutions ranked by QS World University Rankings in this subject field almost doubled between 2017 and 2021,” the statement underlined.

The statement also noted that IFTM was ranked first in Macau and fourth in Asia among higher education institutions in hospitality and leisure management by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

“The institute’s leadership in this field in Macau remained undisputed for a fifth year in a row,” the statement said.

Globally, IFTM was ranked 30th.

According to the statement, the QS World University Rankings creates a list of the world’s top universities and institutes based on several criteria. The listing considers academic reputation, reputation among employers, research citations per academic paper, and a meter for measuring the productivity and impact of the work published by each institution’s team of scholars and researchers. The rankings by subject are a tool to help prospective students identify leading higher education institutions.

This year’s rankings by subject were released last Wednesday, covering an aggregate of 51 academic subjects, the statement said, adding that 1,440 higher education institutions across 85 locations around the world were included.

Rankings can be viewed at

IFTM was established in 1995, succeeding the Tourism and Hotel School that had been set up by government in 1982. IFTM has two campuses, its original one in Mong Ha on the peninsula and a new one in Taipa. The institute offers degree courses in Tourism, Heritage and Hospitality.

This image released by IFTM yesterday shows the institute’s local (1st), Asian (4th) and global (30th) ranking.

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