Swiss Education Group dominates world rankings, with classes back on campuses safe & secure

A global leader in hospitality, business, and culinary arts education – Swiss Education Group offers the globally renowned lifelong impact educational experience, safely and securely.

Amidst the pandemic, Swiss Education Group (SEG) gained an outstanding achievement, with all SEG schools in the top 10 QS World University Rankings 2021, under the Hospitality and Leisure Management category. Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) ranked 4th, Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM) ranked in 6th place, followed by César Ritz colleges Switzerland (CRCS) 7th place, with Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (CAAS) as the only culinary school listed.

Mr. Tarek Kouatly, Director of Marketing and Development APAC from SEG shared, “This achievement is the result of our continued effort and spirit to be leaders in education and thrive amidst the uncertainties. Although the pandemic has impacted our industry, we remain very optimistic that the industry will bounce back and are extremely proud to see that our students continue to secure jobs and excel in their careers. At SEG, deep-rooted hospitality tradition, agility, creativity, and flexibility are the key sources of light that navigate us through such a storm.”

Mr. Tarek Kouatly, Director of Marketing and Development APAC from SEG

Since April 26th, 2021, the face-to-face delivery of classes has resumed with online options available for those who choose not to attend on campus. There is no quarantine for students coming from Vietnam. Switzerland has a very rapid and widespread vaccination program. It has started vaccinating students who wish to receive the vaccination confirming that the country to be one of the safest study destinations globally.

Though being adaptive to changes, SEG still holds on to traditions and high standards of the industry. At SEG, students are taught the core values of hospitality and business that have been passed down for generations while modernizing and adapting their programs and teaching methods to current industry and generational needs: attention to details, perfectionism, timely services, assuring client satisfaction, use of technology, and strong understanding of business knowledge are a few of the many vital principals at SEG. Moreover, programs at SEG schools are designed in partnership with industry leaders. The latest industry knowledge ensures that students have the highly sought-out skills and attitude to thrive in their careers upon graduation.

Mr. Martin Maier, Consul General of Switzerland in Ho Chi Minh City shared, “the number of new Covid-19 cases is going significantly down in Switzerland and the vaccination rollout continues to take momentum. The measures taken by the Swiss Government proof very promising and Switzerland is looking forward to start on campus activities at all universities.

In terms of tradition, Switzerland has long earned the reputation as the birthplace of hospitality management and as the world’s top destination to study hospitality. The country ranks as one of the happiest and the most innovative country in the world, making Switzerland an ideal place to study and explore people and culture.

Viet Nam tourism continues to possess great potential and employment opportunities once international tourism is resuming after the pandemic. Studying at one of Switzerland’s flagship institution in hospitality education as the Swiss Education Group, Vietnamese students can achieve up to date knowledge and the necessary hospitality skills as well as the business mindset to contribute advancing Viet Nam’s tourism industry to the next level.”

Live and Learn Hospitality in a Swiss Palace

In Viet Nam, SEG alumni can find meaningful roles in the hospitality sector, business management, luxury retail, senior living, finance and wealth management, to name a few. The SEG Vietnam team helps guide new students who wish to study at any of SEG’s schools. With a global network of over 24,000 alumni and over a hundred industry partnerships, joining any SEG school offers a valuable network that helps their alumni succeed.

Ms. Tracey Nguyen – APAC Regional Manager at Swiss Education Group, shared, “Being someone uncertain about my future at an early age, I understand the difficulties youth face after graduating high school, choosing the right university and area of study. As a Regional Manager APAC at SEG, those who are interested in pursuing a top-notch Swiss Hospitality education can reach out to our team, and we will introduce future students to the fantastic world of possibilities within the hospitality industry.”

To prepare for the upcoming academic year, SEG’s school is rolling out a series of Open Days in May and June.

For more info:

  • May 25th, 2021: Virtual Bachelor Open Day – Swiss Hotel Management School
  • May 27th, 2021: Virtual Bachelor Open Day – César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
  • June 1st, 2021: Virtual Bachelor Open Day – Hotel Institute Montreux
  • July 27th, 2021: Virtual Open Day – Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland on

Registering for these events, future learners get a glimpse into the program, campuses, meet staff, learn more about internships & career opportunities, and interact virtually with the SEG team. For more information, contact SEG Vietnam manager at or 0909 960 243.

About Swiss Education Group

Swiss Education Group is the largest private educator in Switzerland. With nearly 40 years of experience in hospitality, business, and culinary arts education and rooted in the Swiss tradition of hospitality, Swiss Education Group is committed to equipping tomorrow’s professionals with the leadership and entrepreneurial skills highly sought after in the hospitality industry and beyond. Swiss Education Group schools offer a wide range of courses, including Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and short professional certificates, allowing students to choose a program that suits their individual learning needs and interests.

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