LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 9, 2017 - Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has been awarded a survey-based score of 100% for graduate reputation amongst employers in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. In the ranking of Hospitality & Leisure Management Universities, EHL is ranked 2nd worldwide, with the University of Nevada taking 1st place. The rankings are based on academic reputation, reputation with employers and research impact.

The most recent rankings confirm Switzerland’s central role in shaping the hospitality industry, with 3 hospitality management schools present in the top 10, led by EHL with its consistently exceptional performance in the field.

EHL Group CEO Michel Rochat reacted to the news by saying that “being the highest ranked international hospitality university, outside the U.S., is an honor and a welcomed recognition of our relentless commitment to paving the way for Swiss hospitality”. “I also wish to congratulate our friends in neighboring Swiss hospitality management schools who performed very well in this latest ranking. Healthy competition is a key driver behind our success and the ability of the hospitality industry – as a whole - to remain innovative and relevant”, he added.

EHL puts a great focus on continually developing its academic programs, with new graduate and online programs, and on strengthening industry ties to offer the best career opportunities for students, which is evidenced by an employment rate with over 95% for young graduates. The noticeable EHL score in the latest QS global ranking is yet another testament of the school’s ability to grow and diversify, while remaining true to its identity and standards of excellence.

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