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The region of Vaud, a centre of excellence in education

Nov 3, 2021

The QS Top Universities places Lausanne in 19th position in the ranking of the best student cities

No surprise, really, as it is home to the country’s second-largest polytechnic, a renowned university and the IMD Business School, whose programmes have topped the Financial Times ranking for almost a decade.

The EHL, the world’s best hotel school, is also located in the Vaud capital. In addition, the region is home to four other hotel schools that are ranked among the world’s top ten: the Glion Institute of Higher Education (3rd), the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) in Leysin (4th), the Hotel Institute Montreux (6th) and finally the IHTTI School of Hotel Management in Caux (10th).

The private establishments contribute one and a half billion francs a year to the economy of the canton of Vaud. This figure is based on a recent KPMG survey, to which some forty of these establishments responded, accounting for around 60% of the pupils and students enrolled in the canton’s private schools (approximately 20,000 people). This result provides numerical evidence of the positive impact of private education on the canton, with the quality of this sector of education having been praised for over a century.

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