Established in 1893 as Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne by Jaques Tschumi, EHL Hospitality Business School has championed and delivered high-quality hospitality training since it opened its doors on the shores of Lake Leman in Switzerland. As a global reference in education, innovation and consulting for the hospitality and service sector, EHL excels in offering aspiring students interested in business and management within this industry a quality experience like no other.
EHL focuses on the criteria that matters most to students, so they are readily prepared and equipped for professional life. From learning methods, academic quality, and employer reputation to career readiness, student life, and innovation, EHL is constantly ranking number one in the world for its expertise in these areas.
Underpinned by Swiss values of academic diligence and solid industry practice, EHL’s management degrees more than match the demands of contemporary business and the need for new kinds of managers. Using creative teaching methods and state-of-the-art technology, students are invited to explore a new take on the industry and discover how best they can set new standards of excellence in this field.
Speaking to EHL ex-alumni and co-founder of ID Genève Watches, Nicolas Freudiger, you can understand that EHL is more than just a university; it’s a whole way of life.
“Apart from the worldwide recognition and reputation of the institution, EHL has impacted my career in getting the right altitude and attitude. What I mean by that, is to be ambitious and, at the same time, still enjoy simple things in life as it goes by.
“As the co-founder of an award-winning watch company that was the first luxury watch brand to come out of the circular economy, I was definitely inspired by my time at EHL. We make watches that reflect the values and principles of people who are committed to the fight against climate change and wish to have a positive social and environmental impact. The materials used are circular and have a lower carbon footprint than the industry average. The watch’s design is modular, timeless and evolutive to extend the life cycle to the maximum. We offer an avant-garde vision of watchmaking, an approach where sustainability, transparency and innovation are at the heart of our DNA and manufacturing processes.
“Every year, it is an honour to contribute to the #EHLSpiritAward with one of our timepieces during the graduation ceremony at the EHL Hospitality Business School. This prize is awarded to an EHL student who devoted a significantly high proportion of their time and energy to the good of the school and its students.
“I regularly recommend EHL to people from my entourage with a profile that matches this environment — a fast-paced, international, multicultural, human-centred and ambitious environment.”
With a total of three campuses, two located in the stunning scenic locations of Lausanne and Passugg in Switzerland and the third in the heart of Singapore, EHL allows for a completely comprehensive and immersive academic and cultural experience.
In 2022, the flagship campus in Lausanne welcomed a new eco-friendly extension to the site allowing students, faculty, and visitors to enjoy premium facilities such as an innovation park, a sports and leisure centre and landscaped outdoor areas. With a dynamic mix of first-rate academics and access to fine-dining and leisure activities, EHL Lausanne expertly reimagines university life for the 21st century.
Campus Passugg is a mountain-resort-style campus near Chur, a region famous for Alpine tourism and luxury hospitality. Specialising in undergraduate degrees, this boutique campus offers intimate classes with a highly supportive learning environment. From start to finish, the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality offers students individual coaching to facilitate their transition into the world of hospitality management.
The newest EHL campus was opened in Singapore in 2020 and is housed in a magnificent building located near the city’s lush botanic gardens. An urban oasis just a short ride from the city centre, the Singapore campus delivers EHL’s Bachelor in International Hospitality Management and supports lifelong learning with short courses for professionals. Offering a high-quality hospitality education in the heart of one of Asia’s most bustling business capitals, EHL Singapore is the perfect blend of big-city life, trailblazing technology and Swiss-standard professionalism.
Above: Orientation week at the EHL Campus in Singapore
Aside from these three distinct university environments to choose from, EHL also has academic partners and a network of certified schools providing students with a host of study locations around the world. The EHL Group also offers consulting and certification services to companies and learning centres worldwide, creating a people-centred approach to everything they do.
Offering more than just an education, EHL is a global family committed to meaningful connections, life-long learning, and building a sustainable future for the entire hospitality industry.
Find out more about EHL and its courses at www.ehl.edu.
For information on EHL’s sister school: the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality, click here.