EHL Titled World’s Best University in Hospitality Education

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has once again confirmed its position as the world’s leading institution in hospitality management education and is now among the top five business management institutions in Switzerland.

According to the University, the fine recognitions are the result of an exceptional and caring educational environment, training the managers and enlightened citizens of tomorrow.

Leadership for a post-Covid world

To establish its international rankings, the independent organization QS World University Rankings relies primarily on the reputation of universities in the academic world and among 50,000 employers. EHL’s status as a reference has been built on its ability to offer a favorable environment in which to study and to train graduates who are highly sought-after for their skills, knowledge and exemplary attitude.

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“This recognition is especially gratifying as it rewards all the efforts that have been made during a year full of pitfalls. But beyond the rankings and distinctions, it is with humility and a great sense of responsibility that we must continue to make the educational environment evolve towards the new aspirations of students, and open the way to an innovative, collaborative and caring post-covid world”, enthused Michel Rochat, EHL Group CEO.

“The business school of hospitality”

In addition, EHL has made a breakthrough in the top 5 business management institutions in Switzerland, making it rival the best specialized universities in the country, such as the University of St. Gallen and IMD.

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“Based on our history and mission, we have a unique positioning. Our core expertise of ‘savoir-faire’ and hospitality management is a key differentiator for our teaching and research. This approach enriches our management, finance and marketing courses among others. As a result, our graduates become managers perfectly groomed for customer experience. This added value within the field of management is essential. Beyond the hotel industry, many business leaders within a diverse range of industries such as banking, real estate, consulting or luxury recruit our graduates. This is because they value an approach of management based on applied learning and geared towards client needs”, adds Inès Blal, Executive Dean of EHL.

About EHL Group

EHL Group encompasses a portfolio of specialized business units that deliver hospitality management education and innovation worldwide. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Group includes:

EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is an ambassador for traditional Swiss hospitality and has been a pioneer in hospitality education since 1893 with over 25,000 alumni worldwide and over 120 nationalities. EHL is the world’s first hospitality management school that provides undergraduate and graduate programs at its campuses in Lausanne, Singapore and Chur-Passugg, as well as online learning solutions. The university of applied sciences is ranked no.1 by QS World University Rankings by subject and CEOWorld Magazine, and its gastronomic restaurant is the world’s only educational establishment to hold a Michelin Star for a third consecutive year.

EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality has been one of the leading hospitality management colleges for hotel specialists for 50 years. The College delivers Swiss accredited federal diplomas of vocational education and training and of higher education in its 19th century spa-hotel in Chur-Passugg, Graubünden, to Swiss and international students from 20 countries.

EHL Advisory Services is the largest Swiss hospitality advisory company specializing in service culture implementation, business consulting, as well as the development and quality assurance of learning centers. EHL Advisory Services has offices in Lausanne, Beijing, Shanghai and New Delhi and has delivered mandates in more than 60 countries over the past 40 years.