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Are universities such as Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion recognized by universi

Are these universities recognized for transferring by universities in Canada and the United States like Mcgill, UofT, USC NYU, Cornell?
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I would guess so. Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne is world recognised as one of the best hospitality schools. Though why you'd then want to transfer to a uni like McGill which seems to have nothing to do with hospitality I don't really understand.
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I really don't think so. Ecoles Hôtelières are not related or equivalent to University as far as I know.

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Our bachelor's degree program is designed to prepare students to meet the needs and expectations of the hospitality sector and to deliver the academic rigor necessary for higher education qualifications.

U.S. accreditation
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the United States. This accreditation guarantees that our school meets the most stringent international higher education standards. It allows you to transfer course credits and ensures that the qualifications obtained are recognized by American institutions.* It also means that American students at EHL can apply for financial assistance from the U.S. federal government.

Swiss and European accreditation
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is the only hospitality school recognized as part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland, which warranties the educational excellence provided by all our programs.

Consequently, students who have successfully completed EHL's Bachelor of Science program may go on to apply to any other university in Switzerland. Our bachelor's degree is also compliant with the Bologna agreement, which ensures that it is recognized throughout Europe.

* Accreditation is an important factor when it comes to the recognition of higher education qualifications; however, the exact rules on credit transfers, the recognition of qualifications, and admission requirements remain the prerogative of each institution.

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Re: Are universities such as Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion recognized by univ

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Are universities such as Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion recognized by universi?
It is the "such as" bit that you need to be careful about. As Odile points out, EHL is well recognized, but you cannot automatically assume that recognition carries over to other Swiss hotel schools.

General rule of thumb: the easier it is to get into one of the private Swiss hotel schools - or business schools, for that matter - the less likely the credential will be recognized by other universities.
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Re: Are universities such as Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion recognized by univ

When unsure, contact these guys, fachhochschulen@sbfi.admin.ch
Relying on the claims of the school at hand may well be tracherous, their interests may differ big time from yours.

To me it looks like the école hoteliere is on the level of a Fachhochschule, that's not university level.
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Re: Are universities such as Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion recognized by univ

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"Ecole hôteliere de Lausanne" and "Glion" are both recognized internationnally! These are prestigious universities and unique in the world. FYI "Ecole hôteliere de Lausanne" is the first school created in the world in the field of hotels and management!
I don't understand your question very well, but if you mean you want to recognise your credits obtained in Canada and/or the United States, then I don't think this is possible because as I said before they have a unique program wich is unique and different from other universities in the world. It's better to contact Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion and ask him if they accept to validate some of your credits. If you ask if you can validate your credits obtained in "Ecole hôteliere de Lausanne" and "Glion" in Canada and/or the United State you need to ask the targetted university.

To rectify the answers of @Odile and @Urs_Max:
To understand the Swiss educational system and the structure please take a look at the link of the Swiss confederation below:
https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/ho...on-system.html

In short answer: YES "Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne" and "Glion" have a university level.
In Switzerland all universities are called Haute Ecole:
HES mean Haute Ecole Spécialisée (in French), Universities of Applied Sciences (in English), Fachhochschule (in German), and it's of course a university level. It's recognised and accredited from the Swiss confederation, it's well recognized internationnally too!
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Re: Are universities such as Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion recognized by univ

Because EHL is an applied-science university, access to academic Masters programmes can be difficult or impossible. Glion isn't part of the HES-SO network. Most people who fail at the former go to the latter.
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Re: Are universities such as Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion recognized by univ

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Glion is not part of Universities of Applied Sciences, however it's recognized and accredited by the Swiss confederation as a university level.
EHL is part of Universities of Applied Sciences, access to academic Masters is very simple, they already have a Master's programs.
Keep in mind that both EHL and Glion are the only 2 institutions which offers programs in Hospitality Management, in other worlds if you want to studies Hospitality Management in Switzerland you have only EHL or Glion, you can't find this program at EPFL or UNIL for example.
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Glion is not part of Universities of Applied Sciences, however it's recognized and accredited by the Swiss confederation as a university level....

This is not correct. Glion is a private institution offering among others hospitality management study programs but Glion is not recognized nor accredited by the Swiss Confederation.


All the recognized higher education institutions (Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and of Teacher Education, and other Hautes écoles) on this official site: https://www.swissuniversities.ch/en/...-institutions/.


The word "Swiss" in many business communication patterns doesn't mean in all case that the institution/business is recognized and/or accredited.

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Glion is not part of Universities of Applied Sciences, however it's recognized and accredited by the Swiss confederation as a university level.
EHL is part of Universities of Applied Sciences, access to academic Masters is very simple, they already have a Master's programs.
Keep in mind that both EHL and Glion are the only 2 institutions which offers programs in Hospitality Management, in other worlds if you want to studies Hospitality Management in Switzerland you have only EHL or Glion, you can't find this program at EPFL or UNIL for example.
EHL has more than one Master's programme, it has 3 - EMBA, MGH and online MBA. Firstly, it is rare to do these consecutively to the Bachelor programme. Secondly, an EHL student cannot do an academic Master's at the University of St Gall, for example, as the bachelors is not considered entry level for the course.
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Re: Are universities such as Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion recognized by univ

Hi FMX,

Yes you have reason, Glion is not part of HES-SO (Universities of Applied Sciences) and not accredited by the Swiss confederation.
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Firstly, it is rare to do these consecutively to the Bachelor programme.
No it's not rare, but of course the number of students who continue theirs Master's degree is less than the number of students who are registered in Bachelor's degree, and this is in any university in the world not only in EHL.

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Secondly, an EHL student cannot do an academic Master's at the University of St Gall, for example,...
I don't know what do you mean by academic. FYI, UAS is academic, academic mean at the university level, thus any Master's degree in any UAS is academic.
Since Hospitality Management exist only in EHL and Glion, I don't understand why someone with a degree in Hospitality Management want to switch to another university (like University of St-Gall as you said) to study another field which is not related to his/her field. It's like a astronaut who want to switch to study French literature !!!

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as the bachelors is not considered entry level for the course.
A Bachelor is a Bachelor wherever you get it, it's a standard and not a choice.
I don't understand your phrase, but I think you missunderstood something in the system. You can switch from any UAS to any university or the opposite, however in some case the targetted university ask you to do an additionals credits if they find that you don't take some of their courses during your Bachelor degree if they judge that these courses is relevant to get the targetted Master's program.

Just to remid you, in this thread we are answering the question:
Are universities such as Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and Glion recognized by univ?
EHL: yes it's a university, acrredited, recognized by the swiss confederation and internationnaly (because it's a Bologne System recognized internationnaly since 2006).
Glion: it's a private university, not recognized neither accredited by the Swiss confederation.
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