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Education Partners & Affiliate Schools

As the non-profit umbrella association of the hospitality industry, the Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) plays a major role in the development and organisation of education in the hospitality sector.

Established in 1882, hotelleriesuisse - Swiss Hotel Association (SHA), is the world's oldest industry body and the centre of excellence for the Swiss hotel industry. As the non-profit umbrella association of the hospitality industry, SHA represents the interests of its members and plays a major role in the development and organisation of education in the hospitality sector. The SHA sets a focus on education programmes which are formally recognised by the Swiss Confederation.

Education Partners Switzerland

SHA is engaged on different education levels, from vocational training over higher professional education to academic study programmes. In 1893, the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), and in 1986, the Hotelfachschule Thun (HFT) were founded by SHA. Furthermore, SHA is a shareholder of the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) in Passugg. With its well-established and recognised partner schools, the SHA is actively engaged in the education system of the hospitality industry in Switzerland.

SHA is collaborating with a wide-ranging network of course partners. The highly regarded course partners are teaching interested talents and professional the required know-how and skills to become qualified specialists in their fields.

Through the wide-ranging industry network, SHA provides attractive offers for seminar and event partners by providing active communication support and image-promoting activities.

Education Partners Global

Throughout the world, SHA and its SHA Affiliate School Network are also engaged in initial and continuous education. The collaboration helps to support the global exchange of know-how and experience. The basis of the SHA Affiliate School Network are the SHA Education Standards (SHA ES) which guarantee the highest quality of the study programmes as well as good governance of the SHA Affiliate Schools.