Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland

The very first thing that strikes the mind about Glion Institute of Higher Education is its top three ranks among the worldwide hospitality management schools  for international career. Otherwise, it is a private institution, located at Glion in Switzerland. It was instituted in 1962 by Walter Hunzieker and Frederic Tissot as Institute International de Glion. Later on, in the years to come, it came to be known as Centre International de Glion in 1977 and then the Glion Hotel School. Eventually, the institute got its present name of Glion Institute of Higher Education in 2002.

The institute grew significantly and in the 80’s, it had put up one more campus at the town of Bulle near to Glion. As of today, the Glion institute of Higher Education gives training to over 1400 students, combining together its undergraduate and postgraduate courses.



The institute provides its students with three different levels of programs namely undergraduate, graduate as well as postgraduate. Under these programs, there is an unmatched balancing of industry skills, management qualities and personal development.

These three different layers of education cover the fields of hospitality management along with event, sport and entertainment. Students have the privilege of choosing from several specializations offered in these two wider fields.

The responsibility of mentoring and guiding the students of these courses is on the shoulders of faculty members. One of the foremost reasons behind Glion’s reputation of being the best is, undoubtedly, its highly qualified and experienced faculty.

Putting together the Glion and Bulle campuses, the Glion Institute of Higher Learning has 50 full-time faculty members, whereas, 27 part-time faculties.


It’ll be apt to see that the faculty of the Glion makes it such a strong brand that thousands of students representing around 90 different countries look for admission over there. In its existence of about half-a-century, the Glion Institute of Higher Education has nurtured around 9000 students coming from hundreds of countries.

The Glion institute is accredited to the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools. This provides the institute needed flexibility to conceptualize and teach different levels of courses.

The Glion institute of Higher Education is also a part of Laureate Education Inc. since 2002.



Dharmendra