In the latest QS World University Rankings, published on Wednesday, 3 March, Swiss Education Group schools dominate 5 of the top 10 positions in the Hospitality and Leisure Management category. This performance not only reflects the excellent quality of the academic programs offered at the schools, but also the international reputation held with top employers and partners.

Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) secured the 4th spot in the global ranking, making it the fifth year in a row that the school has been ranked one of the top 10 institutions in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management. An impressive headway into the top 10 was made by all of our other schools, Hotel Institute Montreux (6th), César Ritz Colleges Switzerland (7th), Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (8th), and the newly-merged with SHMS, IHTTI School of Hotel Management (10th).

This outstanding performance reflects the high-level professionalism of our faculty and staff, and quality of the education programs at each school. Over the years, our schools have developed strong academic and industry partnerships, delivering highly relevant curricula, supporting student employability and career development, and building a global alumni network.

“We are extremely proud of the achievements of our schools and grateful for the support from our academic and industry partners worldwide. As the largest private hospitality, business, and culinary educator in Switzerland, we continue with our unwavering commitment to providing world-class education and transforming lives.”

Yong Shen, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Education Group

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is the only culinary institute recognized in the world rankings – a true testament to its world-class standards and Swiss approach to teaching culinary arts. With a strong focus on building both practical and business skills in its students, the school ensures well-rounded graduates who can become great chefs and foodpreneurs. 

The QS World University Rankings are designed to provide independent quality assurance to the millions of students, parents, academics, and policymakers who seek to ensure that their educational, career, and strategic choices are data-driven. 

We see Hotel Institute Montreux, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, and IHTTI School of Hotel Management all improve their position this year, based on strong regard among both academics and employers alike: testament to both a high quality of educational provision, but also strong post-graduation employment outcomes.

Jack Moran, QS Spokesperson

This year’s rankings attest to the fact that Switzerland’s top hospitality programs are providing a truly world-class education to their students. With 220 ranked programs from 30 institutions in this year’s subject rankings, Switzerland is the 16th-most-represented country in the world. In terms of top-100 programs, Switzerland is the 10th-strongest global higher education nation based on 121 programs across 27 institutions.

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