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Glion Institute of Higher Education

Since 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education has set the highest standards for academic quality and hospitality excellence. It is today among the world’s foremost higher education institutions serving the dynamic and constantly-evolving hospitality industry. With campuses in Switzerland and London, Glion delivers a transformative, personalized learning experience.

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History

In 1962, “Centre International de Glion” opened its doors with 15 students representing 5 different nationalities. This began our journey to becoming a world-leading hospitality business school. The second Swiss campus opened in Bulle in 1989, then in 2013 Gilon became the first Swiss hospitality school to open a campus in London. 

Education

  • Bachelor in International Hospitality Business prepares students for a career in the international hospitality and tourism industry and other related sectors.
  • MSc in International Hospitality Business gives students the skills for managing people, operations and business in the hospitality sector. 
  • MSc in Real Estate, Finance and Hotel Development gives students a comprehensive and systematic understanding of real estate, capital markets and global hotel development. 
  • MSc in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship and Innovation enhances entrepreneurial knowledge and stategy, encompassing business models and technology. 
  • MSc in Luxury Management and Guest Experience allows students to dive into the world of luxury retail.

Career

Glion has solid connections with leading brands in the international hospitality industry, plus event management and luxury sectors. More than 200 international companies visit the campuses every year to recruit fresh talent. 

Internships make up nearly one third of our undergraduate curriculum and these provide students with vital, real-world experience. Through their internships, students acquire strong professional skills, make valuable industry connections and develop real-life awareness of industry standards. Each student gets on average 7.7 internship offers. 

At Glion, 98% of job-seeking students have one or more employment offers on graduation day. 

Services

Student services

Each of the three campuses has a Student Affairs Department. They are responsible for the integration of Glion students, for their wellbeing and their development. 

Students have many different activities and sports available outside of classes. For example, there are numerous sports teams and clubs, plus students have access to dedicated facilities including fitness centers and tennis courts. 

Student Affairs are responsible for organizing activities during the weekends, such as city visits around Europe or activities including paragliding, canoeing, rafting, and many others. 

Housing services

High quality residential accommodation is offered to students across all three of our campuses.

On the Glion campus, we have five student accommodation buildings. On the Bulle campus, we have four student accommodation buildings, while our London campus has two accommodation buildings. 

Students have the choice between a shared double room or a single room. 

Library services

On the Glion and Bulle campuses, students have access to a dedicated on-campus library, together with a free online library. 

London campus students have access to the University of Roehampton Library. This library opened its doors to students in September 2017 and offers 1,200 study spaces. It was nominated for the 2018 Royal Institute of British Architecture London Awards.

ICT services

Internet access is provided on campus. Glion Institute of Higher Education has IT-enabled classrooms for teaching specific software systems or packages. Students are required to bring their own laptops to school, and are offered full technical support by our IT department.

Medical services

Through the Health and Welfare department, students have access to support and guidance on a range of issues. On-campus we have a first line health service available to students who are unwell during the day.

To support emotional health, we organize workshops and meditation courses frequently. Gilon also organizes ‘social health’ workshops.

Student Life

Campus life

Glion campus, near Montreux, is the flagship campus and practical learning center. There are 5 student accommodation buildings, 16 classrooms and study rooms, a library, plus 2 concept restaurants. 

The Bulle campus offers 4 student accommodation buildings, 16 classrooms and study rooms, boutique, library, 2 concept restaurants and self-service restaurant. This campus is located in a picturesque medieval town full of shops, trendy bars and cafes.

On the London campus is one main building with 6 classrooms, coffee shop and common rooms. The London campus is located in the grounds of the University of Roehampton, offering a dynamic study experience. 

Sports facilities

Sports facilities are available for students across all three of our international campuses. 

Glion offers a fitness center and gymnasium on-campus. For Bulle and London, students have access to fitness centers just a short distance off-campus. 

In addition, each campus’s Student Affairs Department is responsible for providing different sports facilities witin the local area. For example, students have a free access to a tennis court and swimming pool near the campus and transportations are organized if needed.

Student clubs

  • Networking Committee brings major industry players from various backgrounds to campus to share their working experiences
  • Charity Committee raises funds and awareness on and off-campus
  • Entrepreneurship Committee helps students to build their own company from scatch, as well as organizing events and visits to meet industry leaders
  • Wine Committee provides students with food and beverage knowledge
  • Graduation Committee arranges weekly events to bring students together and nurture the famous ‘Glion Spirit’
  • Green Committee’s mission is to raise environmental awareness 
  • Sport Committee brings students together for sporting events.
  • Arts Committee combines all the creative talent of students

Accreditation

  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Glion London campus is accredited by Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

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