Industry Update
Press Release27 February 2019

EHL Ranked World’s Best Hospitality & Leisure Management School

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has been ranked at the top position in the 2019 QS World University ranking for Hospitality & Leisure Management Universities, after celebrating its 125th anniversary and earning the extremely sought-after Michelin star.

Once more, QS rankings confirm Switzerland's central role in shaping the hospitality industry, and EHL's position as the world's leading institution.

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EHL Group CEO Michel Rochat reacted to the news by saying that "this is absolutely fantastic news, because the continuous recognition as the top hospitality university, is an important indicator that we are doing things the right way". "As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, we celebrate a unique heritage that enriches all our programs, from our professional training in our Graubünden school SSTH, to our university programs here in Lausanne. The title of world Number 1 is an honor and a responsibility that helps us uphold our promise to open the doors to the best career opportunities for our students", he added.

"Switzerland remains an example in terms of academic excellence, competitiveness and innovation. We are delighted by this news which reinforces the relevance of our education, but also that of our certification programs which allow schools around the world to contribute to the evolution of our industry", said Olivier Roux, Senior Managing Director of EHL Advisory Services, the Group's consulting company dedicated to executive training and certification.

EHL Group's focus on the future of hospitality and the future of education remains the driving force behind every thought, every action and every investment. All of which, to accomplish our mission to train the industry's best managers and offer them careers at the height of their ambition. This achievement is a source of pride for the whole of EHL Group.

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. EHL is ranked n°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.

EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality has been one of the leading hospitality management colleges for hotel specialists for 50 years. The school 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.

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