Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion, Switzerland

No. Students: 1,626 (1,512 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 100
Funding type: Private

*: Approximate


* Glion ranks among the top hospitality management schools worldwide! In a global survey of 5-star hotel hiring managers, Glion was ranked number 2 among all international hospitality management schools for an international career. Statistically, three institutes occupy this ranking position. (TNS Global Survey, September 2010).

* History of Hospitality The concept of hospitality has its roots in Switzerland. Many hotels and other service industries around the world employ Swiss educated managers because of their rigor, strong work ethos, value for service, attention to detail, genuine culture for hospitality, and effectiveness in managing a diverse workforce.

* Study at the Heart of Europe Switzerland benefits from an ideal central location in Europe. Glion students can easily travel to France, Italy, Germany, and even the United Kingdom or Spain during weekends. Public transportation and connections to major airports and train stations are easily accessible from both campuses.

About

Glion Institute of Higher Education is an international hospitality management university in Switzerland. Opened in the fall of 1962 in the former Bellevue Hotel, Glion Hotel School (as it was then named) was the first private, university-level Swiss hotel management school.

Glion Institute of Higher Education is among the top 3 hospitality management schools in the world and provides studies in hotel management and event management that combine industry knowledge with managerial skills and personal development. The four degree tracks include:

* International Hospitality Management Bachelor Degrees
* Event, Sport and Entertainment Management Bachelor Degrees
* Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management
* MBA in International Hospitality & Service Industries Management

Every year, Glion provides post-secondary education for approximately 1,500 students from 90 countries around the world. The success of our graduates can be attributed to Glions time-tested merger between university academics with the Swiss hotel school model, close ties with the hospitality industry and an international university environment. For over 40 years, thousands of graduates have gone through the "Glion Experience" and carried on the famous "Glion Spirit" to represent our institution as leaders in the hospitality industry.

Accreditations

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Glion Institute of Higher Education is accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). Glion is one of only three schools in Switzerland to hold this University level accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) indicates that Glion meets or exceeds the standards for institutional quality assurance, which are periodically assessed through a peer review process. An accredited college or university has the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

State Recognition:

Glion is recognized by the Canton of Fribourg-Switzerland. In 2005, Glion underwent an in-depth review that resulted in the recognition of the Canton of Fribourg, where we deliver our degrees.

Services

Glion Campus

The Glion campus is the starting point for all undergraduate programs and the place where students learn through hands-on practice. In this hotel-school atmosphere, personal discipline is emphasized to develop professional skills and attitudes.

Glion is situated directly above Montreux, the world-famous resort town. Well known for its jazz and classical music festivals, Montreux is host to an international population and many cultural activities. The area is rich in both summer sports (soccer, tennis, biking, sailing, volleyball) and winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey). As for the evenings, there is a multitude of choices with clubs, bars, restaurants, cinemas, theaters and concerts.

Glion is also just 25 minutes by car or by train from Lausanne, capital of the Canton of Vaud, and only one hour from the international city of Geneva.

Glion campus facilities:

* Café Viennois (quick service restaurant)
* Bellevue dining room (quick service restaurant)
* La Résidence (brasserie style restaurant)
* Résidence Des Alpes (formal restaurant)
* The Club: students
* TV lounges
* Fitness center
* Gymnasium
* Parking facilities
* Laundry facilities
* 16 Classrooms
* 2 Computer Laboratories

The dynamic student body, assisted by our social coordinators, organizes parties, events, tournaments, outings and many other activities. Our students can enjoy an exciting night life in Montreux and Lausanne alike !

Student life

Glion Student Life

Glion is situated directly above Montreux, the world-famous resort town. Well known for its jazz and classical music festivals, Montreux is host to an international population and many cultural activities. The area is rich in both summer sports (soccer, tennis, biking, sailing, volleyball) and winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey). As for the evenings, there is a multitude of choices with clubs, bars, restaurants, cinemas, theaters and concerts.

Glion is also just 25 minutes by car or by train from Lausanne, capital of the Canton of Vaud, and only one hour from the international city of Geneva.

The dynamic student body, assisted by our social coordinators, organizes parties, events, tournaments, outings and many other activities. Our students can enjoy an exciting night life in Montreux and Lausanne alike !


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