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Press Release14 January 2022

EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne becomes EHL Hospitality Business School

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Lausanne – On the occasion of its 128th anniversary, EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne changes its name and becomes EHL Hospitality Business School. This new name emphasizes the managerial nature of the various hospitality professions for which EHL trains its students, and confirms the academic status and international footprint of the institution.


A new name to reflect the career opportunities offered by EHL

"Throughout our history, our positioning has always been unique. Today, the name EHL Hospitality Business School fully illustrates our identity, which has evolved with the times while remaining true to its DNA. Indeed, our roots in hospitality management and know-how continue to provide a distinctive approach to our teaching and research, which enriches our courses in management, finance and even marketing. As a result, many business leaders from diverse industries beyond the hospitality sector recruit our graduates, such as banking, real estate, consulting, and luxury manufacturing." explains Dr. Inès Blal, Executive Dean of EHL.

A new name that confirms EHL’s place among the best Business Schools

EHL Hospitality Business School also reflects EHL's academic progress in the field of management studies, as evidenced by the latest QS university ranking, which places EHL in the top 5 of business management institutions in Switzerland. The quality of the academic model and its appeal are also demonstrated by the record number of students enrolled at EHL over the past two years, despite the health situation.

The new name also accompanies a reinforced Graduate School offering, including full and part time master programs, short courses and executive education focused on core hospitality competencies for the services sector.


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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 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 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 over 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 30 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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