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 five years in a row, EHL was ranked number one among hospitality management universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings (in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023).

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EHL was ranked World’s #1 University for Hospitality and Leisure Management in 2019, 2020 2021 2022 & 2023

Recent Hospitality University Rankings & Awards

Awards for EHL Hospitality Business School

  • #1 Worldwide (2019 - 2023) QS World University Rankings In Hospitality & Leisure Management,
  • #5 Switzerland (2021 - 2023) QS World University Rankings In Business & Management Studies
  • 5 Stars Overall, QS Stars rating (2022 - 2025)
  • Outstanding Culture & Environment, Universum Student Experience Certificate of Recognition 2022
  • Outstanding Reputation, Universum Student Experience Certificate of Recognition 2022
  • Outstanding Employability, Universum Student Experience Certificate of Recognition 2022
  • Entrepreneurial University of the Year, European Triple-E Awards Finalist, 2022
  • Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools In The World, CEO World Magazine, worldwide, #1 in 2021, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019
  • Real Estate Academic Leadership University Ranking, #1 Switzerland , #4 Europe in 2021
  • Masters Ranking in Hospitality Management (MGH), Eduniversal, worldwide, #2 in 2022, #2 in 2021, #2 in 2019
  • Master in Global Hospitality Business  #2 in Switzerland - QS Business Master’s in Management Rankings 2023
  • 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 2022, #7 in 2021
  • Masters Ranking in Food and Beverage Management (MSc in Wine & Hospitality Management), Eduniversal, Worldwide #10 in 2022, #10 in 2021
  • Program Launch Award, MSc in Wine and Hospitality Management, Eduniversal, 2022
  • Innovation Prize, MSc in Wine and Hospitality Management, Eduniversal, 2021
  • Best digital innovation of the year, The PIE Awards, 2021
  • Best Use of Simulations or Virtual Environments - Bronze winner - The Learning & Technologies Awards, 2021
  • Discipline Award, Social Sciences – Bronze winner, QS Reimagine Education Conference & Awards, 2021

Awards for our Student Training Restaurants

  • Le Berceau de Sens, first educational restaurant in Switzerland to receive a Michelin star, in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019
  • Le Berceau des Sens, rated 16/20 by Gault & Millau, in 2021, 2020, 2019 and in 2018
  • EHLs Le Bistro, first educational institution in the world to be certified by le Collège Culinaire de France, 2018

Awards for EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality

  • Great Place To Work, certification, 2022
  • Swiss Arbeitgeber Award 2021
  • 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

  • 6 Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), working as Senior Lecturers:

    • Thomas Fefin - MOF in Service
    • Thomas Marie – MOF in Bakery
    • Christian Segui – MOF in Cooked Meats and Catering
    • Julien Boutonnet – MOF in Pastrymaking and Confectionery
    • Philippe Gobet – MOF in Gastronomic Cuisine
    • Michel De Matteis – MOF in Culinary

  • Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande Bretagne (MOGB): Christophe Laurent – MOGB Service
  • 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
  • Winner of the International Catering Cup & titled "World's Best Caterer", Sirha Salon in Lyon:
    • Julien Gradoz & Christian Ségui (2017), Thomas Guichard.(2015)
  • 2nd Runner up of the David Campbell Trophy, World Contest of Receptionists : Judith Mavallon (2016)
  • Best Receptionist of Switzerland - Winner of the Bucherer Trophy: Judith Mavallon (2015)

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
  • 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