Welcome to the EHL Group

“EHL is always a step ahead of its time. From a small Swiss hotel school, EHL has evolved into an international group that offers a large and complete range of learning and business solutions, with campuses in Switzerland and Asia. The Group is supported by a worldwide alumni network of 30,000 professionals and several thousand industry partners.

To augment the level of excellence in hospitality worldwide, our Group produces research projects, offers consulting services, nurtures startups and generates an important innovation pipeline. All of this while integrating cutting-edge digital solutions and projects into its roadmap.

Above all, EHL is a state of mind, based on our forward-looking values and vision. We invite you to learn more about our Group and join us in shaping the future of hospitality. ”

Prof. Michel Rochat, CEO, EHL Group
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Our Hospitality Management Schools

The EHL Education Group has three campuses on two continents.
Each school campus has its own unique offer of programs, services, and specialized activities in relation to the industry.

 

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Campus Lausanne

Founded as the world’s first hotel school in 1893, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is our flagship school, which pioneered the methods of Swiss hospitality management education and achieved rankings as the world’s best hospitality management university.

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Campus Singapore

EHL’s new campus in Singapore delivers the Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management and offers semester exchange options to give our students a global business perspective and big-city life experience in a leading hub of innovation and sustainability culture.

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Campus Passugg

The Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality has been part of the EHL Group since 2013, and it has been a leading provider of traditional Swiss hospitality education for over 50 years. Located in Passugg (Chur) the school offers small class sizes, professional training and an “affective” approach to hospitality.

Business & Education Development Services

EHL Advisory

Formerly named Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC), this branch was created as EHL’s internal training resource in 1967. It provides business consulting services and tailor-made training programs for hospitality business and other organizations, and it offers education development services and certification for hospitality learning centers worldwide.
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Innovation Village

EHL launched the first business incubator for hospitality concepts and start-ups in 2009 to create a dedicated resource for the development of new hospitality and F&B concepts. The Innovation Village is a new facility located near the Lausanne campus dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and inspiring and disrupting the food & hospitality industry, in collaboration with strategic partners.
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Industry Resources & Partnerships

The EHL Group offers a variety of services and resources to our network of industry partners in education and the hospitality industry. These initiatives include our industry alliance, digital transformation, sponsored research institutes, recruitment and talent development services, which draw on the expertise and activities of several departments or entities, to provide global agility and leverage. 
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EHL Milestones

The EHL group has been serving up excellence in hospitality education since 1893, when its flagship institution became the world’s first hotel school, founded by Jacques Tschumi. This was the start of our genuine, historical proximity to the tourism and hotel industry, which differentiates us from competitors today.

Over the past 125 years, the hotel school (EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) grew into a thriving international university with a consulting branch and academic partnerships, under the ownership of the EHL foundation. The growth and diversification of our activities lead to the creation of EHL Education Group, to allow greater synergies between these academic and business structures.

Our Organizational Structure

EHL Foundation is the sole owner of EHL holding SA, and its Board of Governors defines the EHL vision and founding values. It makes use of the Swiss and international network of its President and members, while producing a positive impact on the reputation and brand. The historic organization of EHL as a Foundation ensures that the primary focus remains the development of high-quality education for our students. 

Our status as a non-profit foundation signifies the reinvestment of all profits to further enhance the quality of our students' education. This structure allows us to deploy a variety of products and offerings in both Swiss and international markets. It enables students, faculty and administrative personnel to evolve in an environment that is in line with the hospitality industry's expectations. Most importantly, being a not-for-profit company facilitates our work in developing academic programs and resources, thereby reinforcing our status as the world's leader in higher education in Hospitality Management.

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Faculty

EHL attracts faculty members who are consistently ranked among the best in their respective fields.

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Research

As a University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, EHL invests significant resources in research projects and faculty development
Research Projects.

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EHL Programs

Our hospitality management degrees are recognized for quality and employability
by the industry.