National, 4th March 2021 – Swiss Education Group (SEG), the largest private provider of hospitality, business, and culinary education in Switzerland, dominates 5 of the top 10 positions in the Hospitality and Leisure Management category in the latest QS World University Rankings, which were published on Wednesday, 3 March. This performance not only reflects the excellent quality of the academic programs offered in 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 the group’s other schools, Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM) 6th, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland (CRCS) 7th, Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (CAAS) 8th, and International Hotel of Tourism and Training Institute (IHTTI) 10th.
This outstanding performance reflects the high-level professionalism of faculty and staff, and quality of the education programs at each school. Over the years the SEG schools have developed strong academic and industry partnerships, delivering highly relevant educational experiences, supporting student employability and career development, and building a global alumni network.
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.
“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.” Said Mr. Yong Shen, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Education Group.
Jack Moran, QS Spokesperson, stated: “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. Those consulting our rankings can be sure that Switzerland’s top hospitality programs are providing a truly world-class education to their students. We see Hotel Institute Montreux, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, and International Hotel of Tourism and Training Institute, 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.
For more detailed information about the schools, please refer to our factsheet.