About Us

The University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) is in the College of Business and Economics has a passion to develop sought after, future-fit organisational leaders who create legacies. Given the number of highly successful alumni who graduated from the STH and who indeed created legacies in the tourism and hospitality industry, both nationally and internationally, our passion is also our reality.

The University of Johannesburg's School of Tourism and Hospitality in the newly launched College of Business and Economics was ranked 34th globally, (only African university), for Hospitality and Tourism Management by global ShanghaiRankings.  We are also scored 1st in Hospitality and Leisure Studies by QS rankings. A great achievement for the University of Johannesburg and the STH. The STH is very satisfied with the affirmations from these rankings and fully acknowledges the role of industry in ensuring that we reach these hallmark milestones. 

The STH takes great pride in combining the rich traditions of more than 40 years of experience with cutting edge higher education. Our graduates are known for their skills, competencies and attributes that allow them to excel in the tourism and hospitality industry, which is one of the most dramatic growth industries in South Africa and world-wide. Our national and international partners also provide opportunities for the discerning individual.​
We look forward to welcoming you to the STH community. Best wishes with your chosen career.

Dr. Diane Abrahams
School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH)