Les Roches Global Hospitality Education was ranked number 3 of the world’s top institutions for Hospitality and Leisure Management, and among the world’s top 3 for employer reputation in hospitality and leisure management by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, released on 27 February.

The QS World University Rankings categorize the world’s top universities by subject areas, covering 48 different subjects in 2019. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field of study, extending the list of subjects each year in response to a high demand for subject-level comparisons.

In the Hospitality and Leisure Management category, the survey included two criteria: academic and employer rating, used to assess institutions’ reputation among international scholars and industry leaders. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings draw on survey responses from 83,000 academics and 42,000 responses from graduate employers worldwide.

“Les Roches offers a unique educational model, blending the Swiss tradition of excellence with innovative learning across a global network of campuses in Switzerland, Spain and China,” said Dr Stuart Jauncey, Managing Director of Les Roches. “The latest ranking results are a testimony to the success of this approach, which prepares graduates with the flexibility, agility and resilience that industry employers demand.”

“We are proud to be among the world’s top three hospitality management institutions, and to have improved from our already excellent ranking the previous year. Our consistently high ranking and longstanding industry recognition are the result of years of academic innovation and commitment to enhancing the student experience, reflected most recently in the development of new industry-tailored course specializations and the opening of Roots, our farm-to-table, student-operated restaurant.”

Les Roches’ parent company Sommet Education strives to prepare graduates for success in the hospitality industry of tomorrow through academic rigor, skills-based learning and a multicultural outlook. According to the same survey, Sommet Education is the only network with two institutions ranked among the world’s top four institutions for Hospitality and Leisure Management and the world’s top three institutions for employer reputation.

About Les Roches Global Hospitality Education

Founded in 1954, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is a private institution based on the Swiss model of experiential learning, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of hospitality, tourism and event management. Les Roches prepares entrepreneurial and innovative graduates across a global network of campuses in Switzerland, Spain and China.

Part of Sommet Education, Les Roches is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Les Roches is ranked number three of the world’s top institutions for hospitality and leisure management and number three worldwide for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).