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​​​​STH Research and Affiliation

STH is a significant contributor to the College of Business and Economics research output and hosts one of South Africa's Top 100 researchers: Professor Christian Rogerson - A-rated researcher. The school further boasts high level research expertise amongst its academic staff. 

Through its Food Evolution Research Lab (FERL), established in partnership with Penn State University, the STH is playing a critical role in the field of nutrition research as it relates to the hospitality sector.  

The School continues to build its network of international and local partnerships through the appointment of senior research associates. To date the STH has affiliation with a total of 26 research associates from 24 universities globally.  These include the following​:


STH is affiliated to the following key industry organisatons:

  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE): EuroCHRIE
  • Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA)
  • South African Chefs Association (SACA)
  • Cape WIne Academy (CWA)
In 2017, the School obtained HACCP Accreditation (Harzard Analysis and Critical Control Points), critical in ensuring food safety management and product quality. The University of Johannesburg is the first university to obtain this accreditation.