Quality & Accreditations
The SSTH Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality has successfully met the high quality standards of the following accreditation institutes:
- Accredited through the Swiss federal government (SFBI) framework for HF programs
SSTH is the only hotel management school to offer both German and English HF degrees to become a certified Swiss Hôtelière-Restauratrice/Hôtelier-Restaurateur, which are recognized by the Swiss Confederation. The HF degree has a very high quality standard, both in its operational training and management education. The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SBFI) states: "The HF degree programs impart skills to students that enable them to take on specialist and management responsibility independently in their field. They are labor market-oriented and, in particular, promote the ability to think methodically and interlinked."
- Classification as tertiary education
Courses of study at Swiss HF colleges such as SSTH, are classified as level 6, tertiary B educationaccording to the national and European qualifications frameworks. Tertiary level B denotes higher education for professionals learning a trade. A level 6 qualification is the same level as bachelor.
- Training Excellence
The SSTH has successfully completed its pre-accreditation for the internationally renowned THE-ICE quality label for tourism and hospitality education. SSTH is now an associate of THE-ICE and was cited as a model Swiss Hotelmanagement School with a great deal of "heart and soul".
- With the recognition of 90 ECTS part of the Bologna system
The University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) has recognized the German and English HF degree program "Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice / Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF " of SSTH for an equivalent value of 90 ECTS points for entering the BSc in Hospitality Management of the EHL. This recognition gives SSTH graduates the opportunity to further their academic education by entering directly into their bachelor's degree. They thus become part of the Bologna system, which unifies European universities together in higher education.
SSTH - an Associate of THE-ICE
THE-ICE stands for The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education and is a not-for-profit organisation that accredits programmes internationally with a focus to recognise, develop, promote and support excellence in tourism, hospitality and education
Accreditations of the BSc in International Hospitality Management
The Bachelor in International Hospitality Management offers a curriculum designed and delivered by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. EHL is the only hospitality school recognized as part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland. The bachelor's degree is also compliant with the Bologna agreement, which ensures that it is recognized throughout Europe.