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Glion Institute of Higher Education

For more than 50 years, Glion Institute of Higher Education has set the standard of excellence as a renowned Swiss hotel school. Today, Glion is ranked among the top hospitality management schools in the world for an international career according to the TNS, Global Research 2013, and it won the award for Best Hospitality Management School in the world at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards in 2015.

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Glion has been at the forefront of excellence in hospitality education for over 50 years. Since its founding in 1962 by Walter Hunziker and Frédéric Tissot, Glion has retained a sense of traditional Swiss hospitality while adapting its programs and courses to an ever-changing industry.


Glion is represented by 13,000 alumni in more than 150 countries who have forged its reputation for excellence as an international business school offering event management and hospitality degrees which nurture leadership skills.

In addition to top international hotel chains, our graduates are also valued in other service sectors where customer experience and loyalty are key to success.


Research Events & Activities at Glion:

  • Faculty board membership to EuroCHRIE Conference
  • Faculty advisory board membership to EDULEARN15
  • Faculty Attendance to Colloquiums (ex. Destination marketing Conference in Corfou, 2015)
  • Student Research Collaboration with Industry (Kempinski, IHC, Nestle Professional, Moevenpick and Accor for instance)
  • Student Consultancy (ex. MBA Global Strategic Management Class & Woodsford Grupa, MSC Financial trends & Aminona project or French Hotel Conversion project)


At graduation, 86% of Glion graduates have a job or multiple offers and nearly 100 top international companies come to our campuses every year to recruit our students for their professional skills, cultural insight, and business expertise.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Glion Campus

Our original residential campus in Glion remains a truly superb learning environment in all respects. Designed as a combined, simulated hotel and school, it features five restaurants for students to practice their hands on learning: Café Viennois, Bellevue dining room, Hotel des Alpes, The Club and La Residence.

  • Bulle Campus

An impressive, modern university facility, the Bulle campus was specifically designed for a rigorous academic focus

  • London Campus

Here, your superb Glion education will be enriched in countless ways in one of the most dynamic capitals in the world.


Glion is accredited at university level by the US Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).