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Awards & Rankings

EHL is consistently recognized by the Industry as one of the best hospitality management schools in the world. Students, faculty and alumni are the best ambassadors of EHL's values and commitment to excellence.

Global Recognition

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

  • Best Employer in Western Switzerland Award, Bilan, in 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • "Great Place to Work" label, 2020
  • Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business (MGH), McCool Breakthrough Award, I-CHRIE, 2020
  • The PIEoneer Awards, shortlisted in the category: Sustainability international impact, 2020
  • University Ranking in Hospitality & Leisure Management, QS World University Rankings, worldwide, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019 and #2 in 2018
  • Business & Management Studies, QS World University Rankings, #7 in Switzerland, in 2020
  • Masters Ranking in Hospitality Management, Eduniversal, worldwide, #2 in 2019
  • Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools In The World, CEO World Magazine, worldwide, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019
  • Top 10 Universities to Study Hotel Management, Educations.com,  #2 in 2019
  • Innovation in an Educational Program, Worldwide Hospitality Awards, Paris, #1 in 2019
  • Le Berceau de Sens, first educational restaurant in Switzerland to receive a Michelin star, in 2020 and 2019
  • Le Berceau des Sens, rated 16/20 by Gault & Millau, in 2018 and in 2019


    EHL global recognition
    Other global recognition

    EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality

    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

          EHL - individual awards and recognitions
          Faculty Individual Awards

          • 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 Award, British 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

            Recent Alumni Achievements


              Some of our Students Prizes

              • L’Oréal Brandstorm, Swiss Finals in 2019 & 2018 & 2016, team MASOBE, 2019
              • Best Overall Award, Genio Innovation Summit 2018: Ioana Orzea, Samuel Wich and Su-Yen Lee
              • Gold Service Scholarship AwardThe Gold Service Scholarship, Michael Staub, 2018
              • Sandwich World CupDélifrance, #1 Ivalu Acurio in 2016, #3 Lucas Maliczak in 2014, #3 Sébastien Gay in 2012
              • Hyatt Student PrizeHyatt Hotels, Rubina Insam in 2015, Simone Hess in 2009
              • TAKE OFF! AwardAccorHotels, 2015: Panna Balla, Lee Köppel and Peter Szabo