EHL celebrates 125 years of innovation & excellence

Swiss roots, global impact

Since 1893, the Ecole hotelière de Lausanne (EHL) has set the standards for hospitality management education. From humble beginnings with only 27 Swiss students, we have grown into a university with 2,890 students and 119 nationalities. Our impact spreads around the globe with our powerful network of 25,000 alumni in 150 countries and 7,000 employer partnerships. As we celebrate 125 years of academic excellence and innovation, we invite you to discover our latest initiatives to bring new ideas, research and talent to the industry for years to come. 

A new campus designed by students

Scheduled for inauguration in 2021, our new eco-friendly campus was designed by students to incorporate social design and use the natural campus environment for maximum inspiration. Initiated with crowd-sourcing, the project called for proposals from architectural schools all over the world. Of the 120 projects submitted, 40 teams were invited to Switzerland to meet with EHL students for feedback and guidance. The result is a new campus that will meet Minergie-P © standards for energy efficiency and comfort and function as a healthy eco-system with an organic orchard, replanting of local trees, and a running trail around the campus that will be open to the public.

Celebrate with us

We will be celebrating our 125th anniversary throughout 2018 with events all around the world. We will also add videos, stories, and interactive elements to this page throughout the year.

125 Years of Innovation & Excellence

Since EHL invented the concept of hotel management education in 1893, it has continually pioneered new programs and teaching methods to deliver the highest quality of education. Likewise, EHL contributed knowledge and resources to encourage innovation and sent thousands of exemplary graduates into the industry. See just how far we’ve come in 125 years with this new video that traces EHL’s changes and accomplishments from the past to present day.

Come invent the future of hospitality

At EHL, we are shaping the future of hospitality and tourism with innovative programs and services. Our students benefit from industry-relevant programs using the latest learning technology such as paperless exams, video-based learning, and interactive virtual classroom apps. Our business incubator helps new start-ups bring fresh hospitality concepts to life. We offer student consulting projects, research services and conferences to facilitate the exchange of ideas and opportunities. We are even exploring the frontiers of technology testing robotics and artificial intelligence. So how would you like to innovate with EHL?