Passugg, 12 November 2018 – Today, the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) and its parent company, EHL Group, opened the new Bachelor Village on its Passugg campus. In the future, the Bachelor Village will accommodate students who are carrying out the HES-SO Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management—designed and delivered by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)—in Passugg. Today’s opening marks the first stage of a comprehensive extension to the Passugg campus and further consolidates EHL’s investment in Grisons, the heart of Swiss tourism. With this expansion, the school is creating room for the constantly-growing number of professionals and students.
Today, the first stage of the new Bachelor Village was ceremoniously opened in the presence of senior Council member and Director of Education Martin Jäger, as well as of other guests from the fields of business, education and politics. In the future, students who are carrying out the HES-SO Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management—designed and delivered by EHL—will live and learn in the Bachelor Village in Passugg. With this step, EHL’s subsidiary company is reacting to the constant increase in student numbers. This autumn, 132 new professionals—16 of which are students in the first-ever class of EHL’s new Bachelor program—begin their professional training in Passugg. Over the coming years, the number of students is set to keep rising gradually due to the growing demand for qualified professionals in the hospitality sector. “The expansion in Passugg falls seamlessly into our 2025 strategy of creating educational clusters – on-site in Passugg, in Lausanne, as well as for the first time overseas in Singapore in the near future. The world of hospitality experts is rediscovering itself within EHL Group’s traditionally innovative universe and is designing these worlds anew”, says André Witschi, President of EHL’s Board of Governors.
From left to right: Michael Hartmann, Michel Rochat, Jürg Domenig, Martin Jäger, André Witschi