EHL 1893 - 2018


125 years of innovation & excellence


EHL 1893 - 2018

EHL celebrates its 125th birthday 

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 2,970 students and 114 nationalities. 

Our 125th Anniversary Gala took place on October 15th 2018


You can also watch the complete ceremony

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.

An education that changes your life


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?

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