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Swiss Education Group (SEG)

Swiss Education Group (SEG)

Swiss Education Group (SEG)


Real-world global education with lifelong impact

Our Mission

Swiss Education Group is committed to delivering world-class education that equips our students with the critical thinking and practical business skills that are most needed in the hospitality industry and beyond.

  • 4 Schools
  • 6 Campuses
  • 24k+ Alumni
  • 110+ Nationalities

All our schools rank top 10 in the world - QS Rankings

Swiss Education Group (SEG) is the largest private educator in Switzerland. We currently operate 4 of the world’s top hospitality schools and have more than 6,000 students enrolled in our courses.
With nearly 40 years experience in hospitality, business, and culinary arts education, we are firmly rooted in the great tradition of Swiss hospitality.

We are committed to equipping our students with the leadership and entrepreneurial skills they need to thrive in the hospitality industry and beyond. We offer a wide range of hospitality education courses, including bachelor’s and master’s degrees. We also offer short professional courses, so students can choose a program that is specific to their individual learning needs and professional interests.

Rooted in the Swiss tradition of excellence

Welcoming students from all over the world

Switzerland is famous for its top ranked universities, ground-breaking research centers, and its commitment to investing in innovation. It is home to some of the best hospitality, business and culinary arts schools in the world. At Swiss Education Group, each of our schools offer a different educational focus, but they all share the same diverse international experience, rooted in the Swiss tradition of hospitality education.

"We bring the Swiss tradition of excellence to life in everything we do. Our global networks of students, alumni & partners are what make SEG a great community. We ensure our programs prepare our students for international careers in hospitality & beyond."

Yong Shen, Chief Executive Officer

Swiss Education Group

The origins of hospitality

Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is respected and celebrated around the world. Its reputation as the birthplace of modern hospitality was established in the 19th century when wealthy tourists, aristocracy, and royalty from around the world arrived en masse to breathe the pristine mountain air and experience the breathtaking landscapes. The first palace-style hotels were built to accommodate them and cater to their needs.

The world’s first hospitality management school was established in Switzerland in 1893, leading to a long tradition of excellence in hospitality, business, and culinary education. The Swiss commitment to innovation is perfectly tailored to today’s dynamic, rapidly evolving world. It is world-renowned for its commitment to luxury, quality, and service. The Swiss savoir-faire makes our graduates highly sought after within the industry and beyond.

Hotel Institute Montreux

The business of hospitality

Located in one of Switzerland’s most picturesque locations, Montreux. Learn the secrets of the hospitality world and get business insights from renowned industry leaders; with the flexibility to tailor education with specializations. A distinguished degree that opens the doors to a world full of possibility.

Swiss Hotel Management School

The Contemporary Swiss Hospitality Management School

A hands-on education that embraces digital transformation, learning by doing, thoroughly prepares our students for their future careers. Swiss Hotel Management School offers innovative, career-focused academic programs at undergraduate and graduate level.

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

A leading business school with entrepreneurship and hospitality at its heart

To thrive in the dynamic, ever-changing world of hospitality, entrepreneurship and innovation are key, and at César Ritz Colleges, students are set up for success with a hands-on business education that values independent, visionary thinking and leadership.

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Passion for food, career for life

Nurture talent, feed curiosity, and build strong foundations to succeed at one of the world’s finest culinary schools. Where industry legends inspire and where education blends culinary mastery with business practicality and hospitality knowledge.


Our Global Rankings

All of our schools occupy top positions in global and national hospitality education rankings. These rankings reflect the quality of our staff, programs, teaching methodology, and state-of-the-art facilities.



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Culinary Arts school in the world

*From the ICE Global Premier Ranking
**From the QS Rankings

A stamp of approval

Our schools provide internationally accredited university qualifications from the University of Derby (UK), Washington State University (USA), and Northwood University (USA), and are recognized and certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label geared towards providers of adult learning programmers, and accredited by The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE).


  • Montreux

    Avenue des Alpes,27, 1820, Montreux

  • Montreux

    Avenue des Alpes 15, 1820, Montreux

    • Leysin

      Avenue Léopold de Reynier, 1854, Leysin

      • Le Bouveret

        Route Cantonale 51a, 1897, Le Bouveret

        • Leysin

          Leysin, Switzerland

          • Brig

            English Gruss Strasse 43, 3902, Brig