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Press Release 2 June 2020

Campus Reopening: EHL Becomes The World's Best-Equipped Hospitality School For A Digital Future

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Lausanne - After two months of campus closure and confinement, EHL Group announces the reopening of its campuses and draws a positive assessment of the actions taken to deal with the crisis, as well as its leadership in the world of hospitality education in times of crisis.

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In line with the easing of containment measures, EHL announces its progressive reopening during the month of June. In order to ensure the best conditions for the return to the campus, the School has put in place a complete disinfection plan and has reviewed all its teaching methods, technologies and on-site facilities. The Group can thus further consolidate its position as world leader and plans to considerably increase its digital offering with its new distance learning capabilities. An assessment has also been drawn up, highlighting the excellent work and collaboration of all employees and students, enabling students to maintain an optimal work rhythm, and who will emerge from this period with a multitude of new skills. The outstanding efforts of the entire EHL community have also enabled the Group to help various struggling communities, such as SMEs around the world, students in difficulty or underprivileged communities.

Managing the COVID-19 crisis: Ready for a digital future

During this period, the true value of the Group was revealed, thanks to its three campuses that have shown solidarity and resilience, its Innovation Hub that continues to drive the industry forward, its Alliance that brings together the biggest names in the hospitality world, its outstanding consultants and, above all, its unique students who are its greatest pride. In total, more than 7,000 hours of courses have been given online since the beginning of the containment, with close to a hundred professors who had to switch their entire programs to distance learning in just a few days. "A feat as great as the stakes, which was made possible thanks to the extraordinary work carried out by all the academic, technical and support teams", declared Michel Rochat, CEO of EHL Group. Campus visits, selection interviews, career fairs and industry meetings are also among the activities that have been virtually adapted to ensure excellence and to continue to honor EHL's role as the world's leading hospitality management school. Today, EHL boasts an unrivalled digital capacity for a hospitality management school, heralding a multitude of future innovations that will leverage these new technologies.

A detailed infographic explores the multitude of actions undertaken, in support of education and the global hospitality industry, to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

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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