AcademicsSwiss Hotel Management School ranked one of the Top 10 hospitality institutions worldwide

For the third year in a row, Swiss Hotel Management School has been ranked one of the Top 10 Hospitality and Leisure Management institutions in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings 2019.

The QS Rankings, established in 2004, is viewed as one of the three major university rankings and evaluates 1,110 educational institutions worldwide on key aspects such as academic and employer reputation. For its 2019 edition, QS Rankings surveyed over 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers, making it the largest survey of its type on the opinions of academics globally .

As evidenced by the Global QS university rankings, Switzerland remains the leader in hotel management education worldwide. Excellent to see that SHMS’s unique DNA of experiential and immersive learning coupled with innovative and technology-enhanced pedagogies is recognised again as world-class.
Jeroen Greven, SHMS Caux Academic Director.

The “Learning by doing” teaching philosophy adapted by SHMS combines the use of latest technologies to deliver academic programmes with hands-on learning in the traditional Swiss hospitality environment. SHMS campuses housed in former Swiss palace hotels are set in idyllic alpine villages of Caux and Leysin and feature lavish banqueting halls, fully equipped spas and a multitude of training restaurants with various cuisine options.


QS Ranking SHMS, best school worldwide


SHMS has completely moved away from lecture-based to student-centred education process, catering to Generation Z who want to actively shape their own learning experience. Students are encouraged to think creatively and innovatively and take every opportunity they can to better themselves and use technology at the same time: while practicing table service, preparing a themed event for hundreds of guests or rehearsing their employer elevator pitch.

At SHMS, real-life hospitality projects are an integral part of the curricula as they provide an invaluable platform to develop both technical and life skills. One of such examples is Concept Labs, a five-week learning experience of creating and running a functioning pop-up restaurant, from a business plan conception to managing teams, cooking and serving guests. Through this project, students improve their people and business management, problem-solving and decision-making competencies.


QS Ranking SHMS, best school worldwide


This drive to enhance learning for Generation Z through innovation and creativity earned SHMS the prestigious “Apple Distinguished School” recognition in 2017, an award for centres of educational excellence that demonstrate innovative ways to use technology to support learning goals.


QS Ranking SHMS, best school worldwide


With academically challenging programmes integrating technology and hands-on training component, SHMS prepares graduates to be fully employment-ready once they leave the school.

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