For the second year in a row, César Ritz Colleges has ranked in the top 8 institutions in the world for hospitality management, confirming our position as world-class educators and our unwavering commitment to excellence.
If 2021 saw our school make an impressive headway into the pantheon of top ten schools, 2022 firmly establishes our reputation. Not only have we progressed from n° 7 to n° 6 among the top establishments for hospitality and leisure management, but we have significantly improved our average scores for academic and employer reputation.
“These rankings are a statement of the efforts we put into our teaching,” explains Tanja Florenthal, dean of César Ritz Colleges.
“These rankings are a statement of the efforts we put into our teaching.”
What makes César Ritz Colleges Switzerland one of the best hospitality schools in the world?
1. Highly regarded by employers
We are firm believers in the dual Swiss model which skillfully integrates theory and practice. Through our partnerships, the curriculum is informed by the industry and supports our students’ employability and career development.
The education we provide forges a business mindset in our students that allows them to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of hospitality and thrive as leaders and trailblazers.
2. Academic reputation
The strong academic partnerships our school nurtures with leading schools in the USA and the UK guarantee the quality of our education delivery.
Ms Florenthal explains, “The better your partners are, the greater your academic recognition is, which leads to exchanges of faculty and students, participation in conferences, and publication in research reviews.”
“The better your partners are, the greater your academic recognition is.”
We partner with top institutions like Washington State University, one of America’s leading research universities (ranked in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education), and the University of Derby, one of the top 30 universities in the UK.
3. Focus on sustainability
Our mission as a higher education institution is to shape future generations and to lead by example. Sustainability is essential for the future of hospitality, and in 2021, we were honored to be certified by Green Globe, the highest standard for sustainability worldwide. We teach our students the sustainable practices that they can bring with them into their future workplaces.
4. Commitment to innovation
At César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, we value innovation and ground ourselves in research. Our innovative teaching methods help nurture students’ creativity and critical thinking skills and empower them to think beyond what is possible.
“Our innovative teaching methods help nurture students’ creativity.”
Students have ample opportunities to test models and theories, come up with new solutions to old problems, and sharpen their knowledge and skills—transforming them into the dynamic leaders of tomorrow.
Ms. Florenthal adds, “We foster innovation at an academic level and ensure innovation skills are fully integrated into the curriculum. We encourage our students to think creatively about how to innovate and fuel deep learning through experiential knowledge.”
5. A strong community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni
Achieving this kind of academic recognition is a combined effort that reflects the dedication of everyone involved, from operations to academic staff, current students, and alumni. “I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished together as a community,” says Ms. Florenthal.