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EHL Obtains Highest Score for Graduates’ Employability in New QS Rankings

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has been awarded a survey-based score of 100% for graduate reputation amongst employers in the 2017 QS World University ranking. In the ranking of Hospitality & Leisure Management Universities, EHL is ranked 2 nd worldwide, with the University of Nevada taking first place. The rankings are based on academic reputation, reputation with employers and research impact.

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The most recent rankings confirm Switzerland’s central role in shaping the hospitality industry, with 3 hospitality management schools present in the top 10, led by EHL with its consistently exceptional performance in the field.

EHL Group CEO Michel Rochat reacted to the news by saying that “being the highest ranked hospitality university, outside the U.S., is an honor and a welcomed recognition of our relentless commitment to paving the way for Swiss hospitality”. “I also wish to congratulate our friends in neighboring Swiss hospitality management schools who performed very well in this latest ranking. Healthy competition is a key driver behind our success and the ability of the hospitality industry –as a whole- to remain innovative and relevant”, he added.

EHL puts a great focus on continually developing its academic programs, with new graduate and online programs, and on strengthening industry ties to offer the best career opportunities for students, which is evidenced by an employment rate of more than 95% for young graduates. The noticeable EHL score in the latest QS global ranking is yet another testament of the school’s ability to grow and diversify, while remaining true to its identity and standards of excellence.

About Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is an ambassador for traditional Swiss hospitality and has been a pioneer in hospitality education since 1893. It has created and inspired a unique professional community of 25,000 hospitality managers, united by the values and the legacy of EHL.

EHL offers five academic programs; a Bachelor, a Master of Science, an MBA, an Executive MBA and a Master Class. The academic portfolio is developed to evolve and adapt to the needs of both the industry and the students, and offers a wide range of possibilities that make an EHL education flexible and accessible to young talents from all around the world.

EHL is regularly recognized as the best hotel management school in the world, offering university studies to 2,685 enthusiastic and talented students from 106 different nationalities. EHL is a member of EHL Holding SA, a Group dedicated to hospitality management education.

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Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Sherif Mamdouh, +41 21 785 10 53
Senior Communications Officer



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