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Partner schools in Switzerland

In Switzerland, two Colleges of higher vocational education and one University of applied science are partner schools of the Swiss Hotel Association (SHA).

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

The Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) is the founder and donor of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) that has been a pioneer in hotel hospitality training since 1893. As an ambassador of the Swiss hotel industry, the internationally renowned EHL belongs to the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO). In this respect, it is recognised by the Swiss Federal Government. Furthermore, EHL has been accredited as an "Institution of Higher Education" by the "New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC, USA)". As the world's leading hotel management school, EHL offers Bachelor and Master degrees that motivate students who are working towards a top-level international career. 2'200 students from nearly 90 countries are currently taught on the campus in Lausanne by lecturers of international standing.

Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH)

The SSTH Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality runs training courses at various levels for professional and executive staff in the hotel and catering sector. A key feature of the training programmes is the practice-based approach. SSTH has been affiliated with the renowned Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) since December 2013. Hosting approximately 300 students only, a personal relationship with each student is guaranteed. With up to 20 different nationalities, intercultural understanding is part of the daily routine.

Hotelfachschule Thun (HF Thun)

As the official, German-speaking professional college of hotelleriesuisse, the Hotelfachschule Thun is recognised by the Federal government and is supported by the public sector. The school is an excellent place to prepare for the professional management of a business within the hospitality industry. The style of training and leadership is geared toward partnership.

The Hotelfachschule Thun is open to young people from both Switzerland and from abroad. Successful participants may use the federally recognised and protected title of «Dipl. Hôtelière Restauratrice HF» /«Dipl. Hotelier-Restaurateur HF».