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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

UQ Business School recognised as leading tourism research unit in Australia

UQ Business School is leading the way in tourism research and expertise, according to the latest Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) announcement.


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Administered by the Australian Research Council, the ERA is a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of research in Australian universities using a combination of indicators and review by committees comprising experienced and internationally recognised experts.

Overall, the school performed strongly in the 2015 assessment, ranking “well above” or “above world” standard in all areas of its research.

UQ Business School received the highest possible rating of five—well above world standard—for research in the areas of Business and Management, Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services, Information Systems, and Tourism.

It also obtained the second-highest rating of four—above world standard—for research in the fields of Accounting, Banking, Finance and Investment, and Marketing.

Especially notable is the result in Tourism research, which saw a dramatic rise from a 2012 rating of three, to a rating of five this year.

Tourism Cluster Leader Associate Professor David Solnet said this result reflects the hard work, dedication and planning put in by past and present tourism academic staff, and the commitment of the University of Queensland and the business school in supporting the tourism area.

“The ERA rating of five highlights that we are now recognised as the highest rated tourism research unit in Australia. UQ Business School has demonstrated its commitment to ensuring that the tourism discipline is among the best in the world, and has invested significant effort and resources to facilitate global leadership status,” he said.

UQ Business School Tourism & Hospitality

As tourism and hospitality have become increasingly knowledge based, higher learning has become more important in opening career doors. UQ’s programs prepare students for a wide range of careers and help existing managers to improve their skills—from destination marketing and visitor attractions to operations management for hotels, restaurants, catering and leisure facilities. Other career options include hotel consultancies, casinos, cruise ships, airlines and retail travel.

Master of Tourism, Hotel & Event Management

  • Event Management
  • Hotel management
  • Travel & Tourism Management

Master of Tourism Leadership

  • Service Management
  • Tourism Development
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Visitor Management


Learn more about studying tourism at UQ Business School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information. Email shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

UQ Business School student at the World Tourism Forum

UQ Business School graduate Maria Golubovskaya was invited to participate in the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) Talent Boost, held in Shanghai, China this year.

The World Tourism Forum Lucerne is a global platform for the best young talents who are dedicated to designing new strategies and creating a shared vision for the future of tourism.

UQ Business School

Study tourism at UQ Business School

It selects the highest achieving young scholars from universities across the globe and brings them together to meet global leaders of hospitality and tourism. There they are given the opportunity to voice their views on the major issues and challenges facing the tourism industry.

Maria was invited to China as a result of having received first place in the Young Talent Awards at Switzerland’s prestigious World Tourism Forum in 2013. As a guest speaker, she provided insight on building a career in hospitality from the perspective of Gen Y.

Tourism graduate Maria said that students are lucky to have the World Tourism Forum platform as it devotes great attention to young talent management.

“It provides you with rare and unique opportunities to meet the tourism global leaders, representatives of academia and government. Students get to talk on equal terms, develop networks and are recognised, initialising a long-term relationship with global leaders,” she said.

The University of Queensland has been an academic partner of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne since 2011, with UQ Tourism students having represented two of the wight finalists at both the 2011 and 2013 events. On both occasions the students were awarded first and second prize in the young talents scheme.

UQ Tourism’s WTFL Coordinator Dr Gabby Walters is currently preparing 13 students for the 2015 event at which she hopes to continue showcasing the talented graduates from UQ Business School’s tourism program.

“Over the past two forums our student finalists have been showcased at the forum as future global tourism leaders. Students not only attend the event but are given the opportunity to share their ideologies about the future of the tourism and hospitality industry with global tourism leaders—the opportunities and employment prospects for our finalists are endless,” she said.

UQ School of Tourism

Since its inception in 1972, the school has attracted international recognition for the quality of its programs and commitment to tourism education. The quality and vibrancy of the school’s academic and research staff also contributes significantly to the school’s competitive edge.

The UQ School of Tourism offers an extensive range of programs and courses covering undergraduate, postgraduate and research study. These programs and courses are professionally-oriented and academically rigorous and aimed at meeting the needs of students seeking rewarding careers in areas such as tourism, hotel, leisure and event management. Two popular programs:

  • Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management
  • Master of Tourism Leadership


Would you like more information about UQ Business School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about studying tourism at Australian universities. Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The OzTREKKER – December 2012 Edition

Ever want to know more about the student experience while studying in Australia? In this month’s edition of The OzTREKKER, meet Ashley Stark, OzTREKK student whose involvement with OzTREKK has changed her life – and helped narrow her career and education focus.

As a graduate of Monash University, Ashley completed her BSc Honours in psychology at Bond University and is now enrolled in the Bond University Master of Arts Program, recently upgrading to the PhD Program.

What are the differences between research opportunities offered at Canadian and Australian universities? What’s her advice to Canadians considering studying research in Australia? Find out in the December edition of The OzTREKKER!

Also in this month’s edition of The OzTREKKER:

Delving into research: This month we feature Australian University Research Programs offered by our Australian university partners. We also provide insight on scholarships tailored specifically for postgraduate research students.

Top tips from Tourism students: UQ Tourism students share their advice for surviving the research journey.

OzTREKK director’s amazing opportunity: OzTREKK director, Beth McNally, presented to JCU senior staff last month. Find out what her thoughts are on being asked to represent the student voice.

Read these stories and more in the December 2012 edition of The OzTREKKER!