SINGAPORE: One of the world’s most prestigious hospitality schools, Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL), will open its first ever international campus in Singapore later this month.
Named the world’s best university in Hospitality and Leisure Management by QS Rankings, the school will aim to meet the growing demand for professionals within the food and beverage industry and offer its Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management, as well as a variety of short courses for professionals to upskill their careers.
“Giving the same high-class education as in Switzerland, the curriculum at EHL Campus (Singapore) will be topped with Asian case-studies and examples to ensure relevancy to local context and professional needs,” the school advised.
Its Dean, Dr Luciano Lopez, said the campus is set to welcome more than 50 students when it opens its doors to commence the first year of the Bachelor program. These students will have previously completed a preparatory year at the EHL Campus Lausanne in Switzerland - this involves six months of immersion into the world of hospitality on campus, and then a six month internship to gain situational experience.
Approximately half of that first intake will be from Asia. “Together with the rest of the EHL Singapore team and with the support of the wider EHL Group, I am very much looking forward to welcoming our new students to EHL Campus (Singapore) in September," Dr Lopez said. "Our ambition is to offer students a first-class education, combining pedagogical innovation, real life examples and the daily commitment of passionate educators.”