Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, or EHL, was established in the French-speaking region of Caux in 1893. It is the first hospitality management school in the world and the only one that was accredited by the Federal Government of Switzerland, the US Government and the Central Government of China. The school is well-known for its meticulous education and the combination of traditions and modernity, aiming at displaying the characteristics of traditional hotels in its teaching practice and demonstrating the essence of modern hospitality management.
As the best representative of ASEH, EHL provides students with BA degree courses in hospitality management and EMBA courses. Graduates are granted with different diplomas and degrees from three different countries, namely Switzerland, US and UK. In the meantime, the school will also arrange students to do internships in all sorts of hotels, which helps them associate theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience and find potential job opportunities. EHL is equipped with a great many first-rate facilities, including more than 300 housing studios, restaurants, fitness rooms, tennis courts, etc.
BA courses in EHL are widely recognized to be the best in the world, including five distinct university-level courses:
The teaching characteristics of EHL are its integration of theory and practice. Their teaching methods are featured by a combination of teaching knowledge and actual operation. Great importance is attached to this principle in terms of curriculum setting, faculty building, textbook drafting and student management. EHL has laid down strict procedures to select teachers, most of who has years of working experience in hotels and some of who even took such senior roles as GM. In order to keep the faculty at a high level, EHL offers well-paid salaries, encourages teachers to take on certain role in enterprises and even introduce them to companies as part-time consultants, thus maintaining our EHL mode with business management practice for teachers.
Accreditations: HES-SO, the Chinese Ministry of Education and NEASC
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