AcademicsSwiss Education Group schools dominate top 20 hospitality institutions in worldwide ranking

The 2019 QS World University Rankings recognises all 4 of Swiss Education Group’s hospitality schools in the top 20 positions in the Hospitality and Leisure Management Category.

Swiss Hotel Management School retained its seventh spot in the global ranking, making it the third year in a row that the school has been ranked one of the top 10 institutions in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management. Hotel Institute Montreux, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and IHTTI School of Hotel & Design Management were recognized amongst the the top 20 institutions.

In the Swiss category for Hospitality and Leisure Management, all Swiss Education Group schools featured prominently in the top 10. Swiss Hotel Management School retained its fourth spot, while Hotel Institute Montreux, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and IHTTI School of Hotel & Design Management, have been ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our schools. As the largest private hospitality educator in Switzerland, we are able to offer choices to our students. But our core focus has always been our unwavering commitment to provide quality hospitality education, supported by our highly motivated and experienced academic team. We are pleased to be recognised for our efforts and are further motivated to maintaining this high level of quality.
Mr Florent Rondez, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Education Group

The QS World University Rankings provide methodical evaluations of key areas of higher education institutions. First published in 2017, the Hospitality and Leisure Management subject ranking presents data comparing 1,110 educational institutions around the world.

This year’s QS results follows some other recent recognitions for Swiss Education Group schools. Notably, in November 2018, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland was named Number 1 Hotel School overall worldwide benchmarked against the i-graduate Student Barometer Survey (ISBSB) and THE-ICE 2018 ISBSB Global Index. The ISBSB is the leading global benchmarking tool used to track student experience, with feedback from over 3 million students from 1,400 universities, colleges, schools and government agencies worldwide.

In the same survey report, Swiss Hotel Management School was named Top 3 overall Hotel School Worldwide in Student Support and Number 1 worldwide in Personal Tutors. Swiss Hotel Management School is also recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for its continued efforts in creating an innovative and compelling 21st-century learning environment. This designation is reserved for programmes that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.

IHTTI School of Hotel & Design Management’s unique pairing of design and hospitality led to its accreditation by The Chartered Society of Designers, making it the first academic institution accredited outside of UK.

We are also pleased to see Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland recognised on this list in the 21st position. It is the only culinary institute celebrated on the list which is a testament to its academic achievements and Swiss approach to teaching culinary arts.

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