Awards & Rankings

Year after year, EHL achieves top positions in university rankings and industry awards based on academic quality, reputation among employers, and contributions to research.

For the last three years in a row, EHL was ranked number one among hospitality management universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings and CEO World Magazine (in 2019, 2020 and 2021).

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EHL was ranked World’s #1 University for Hospitality and Leisure Management in 2019, 2020 & 2021

Recent Hospitality University Rankings & Awards

Awards for EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

  • University Ranking in Hospitality & Leisure Management, QS World University Rankings, worldwide, #1 in 2021, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019
  • Business & Management Studies, QS World University Rankings, in Switzerland, #5 in 2020
  • Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools In The World, CEO World Magazine, worldwide, #1 in 2021, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019
  • Masters Ranking in Hospitality Management (MGH), Eduniversal, worldwide,  #2 in 2021, #2 in 2019
  • Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business (MGH), McCool Breakthrough Award, I-CHRIE, 2020
  • Masters Ranking in Hospitality Management, (MBA in Hospitality), Eduniversal, Worldwide #7 in 2021
  • Masters Ranking in Food and Beverage Management (MSc in Wine & Hospitality Management), Eduniversal, Worldwide #10 in 2021
  • Innovation Prize, MSc in Wine and Hospitality Management, Eduniversal, 2021
  • Best digital innovation of the year, The PIE Awards, 2021
  • The PIE Awards, shortlisted in the category: Sustainability international impact, 2020
  • Top 10 Universities to Study Hotel Management, Educations.com,  #2 in 2019
  • Innovation in an Educational Program, Worldwide Hospitality Awards, Paris, #1 in 2019

Awards for our Student Training Restaurants

  • Le Berceau de Sens, first educational restaurant in Switzerland to receive a Michelin star, in 2021, 2020 and 2019
  • Le Berceau des Sens, rated 16/20 by Gault & Millau, in 2020, 2019 and in 2018

Awards for EHL Campus Passugg

  • Nurturing Employability Ranking, QS Reimagine Education Awards, London, #2 in 2020
  • Social Sciences Ranking, QS Reimagine Education Awards, London, #2 in 2020

Awards for EHL Group


Previous awards


Individual Awards: Practical Arts

  • 7 Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), working as Senior Lecturers
  • Best Sommelier of Italy, Italian Sommelier Association, 2018: Davide Dargenio
  • Prix de l’Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin 2019 for « Palgrave Handbook of Wine Industry Economics », contributions from Jean Philippe Masset and Philippe Weisskopf
  • Archestrate Prize 2019 and Prix du livre des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France for « Le grand livre de la charcuterie », Fabien Pairon & Christian Segui, Ducasse Editions
  • EHLs Le Bistro, first educational institution in the world to be certified by le Collège Culinaire de France, 2018
  • Winner of the International Catering Cup & titled "World's Best Caterer", Sirha Salon in Lyon 2017: J. Gradoz and C. Ségui

Individual Awards: Faculty

  • HFTP Paragon Award, 2020, Mr. Ian Millar
  • Best Developmental Paper Award, British Academy of Management’s Research Methodology Track (2020): ‘A Serialisation Approach To A Research Study‘: Dr. Marc Stierand
  • Red Pen Award, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, 2019: Dr. Prashant Das
  • Rising Star Teaching Award, Teacher Awards, 2019: Dr René-Ojas Woltering
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Teacher Awards, 2019: Mrs Karen Earl Erpelding
  • Practitioner Research Award, The American Real Estate Society (2019): "Sentiments and Commercial Loans" (co-author: Dr Julia Freybote, Portland State University): Dr Prashant Das
  • Best paper award, International Hospitality Research (AIHR), Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (2019) : ‘Symbolic Understanding of the Milk in Swiss Gastronomy’: Dr Peter Varga
  • Best paper award, West CHRIE conference, Sonoma, USA (2019): “Love the neighbor? Agglomeration effect on home- sharing business”: Cindy Heo
  • Best paper award, 7th International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference and the 2nd Tourism Educators South Africa (TESA) International Conference (2018): "Litter distribution on the UK's beaches: A decomposition of the Gini coefficient":  Dr Yong Chen
  • Best Developmental Paper AwardBritish Academy of Management’s (BAM) Research Methodology Special Interest Group (RM SIG), 2018: Dr. Marc Stierand
  • Best Paper, ARES Manuscript Prize Award, American Real Estate Society, 2018: Dr. Prashant Das
  • Best Paper Award 2018, The Types and Motivation of Social Network Users: A Qualitative Study of Young Adults: Dr. Jamil Hebali
  • Best Paper Award 2017, Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium: Dr Y. Chen

Alumni Achievements