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CESSA and Sommet Education form an alliance to promote global hospitality education

  • Sommet Education
  • Les Roches
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education

Lausanne, April 27, 2024 - CESSA University and Sommet Education have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand educational opportunities in the Hospitality Industry. This alliance will allow CESSA students to carry out academic exchanges at the prestigious Les Roches institution, with campuses in Switzerland and Spain; and Glion Institute of Higher Education, with campuses in Switzerland and England, strengthening its global proficiency.

The agreement offers CESSA students the possibility of studying a semester or full year abroad, enriching their training with international practices in hotel management and cultural diversity. Likewise, CESSA graduates will be able to access postgraduate programs at Les Roches and Glion with partial scholarships, promoting the development of leaders in the Hospitality and Food Industry.

This strategic alliance not only improves the academic offerings of both institutions, but also promotes the professional and personal growth of students, opening new opportunities in the fields of tourism, hospitality, gastronomy, food science, food management and events.

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We are delighted to partner with CESSA, sharing our commitment to educational excellence.

Dr. Pierre Ihmle

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This collaboration with Sommet Education reinforces our commitment to prepare competent professionals globally.

Alonso Guerrero

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About Sommet Education

Sommet Education is the world’s leader in hospitality education with a global network of 5 education brands. 

It comprises two of the Top 5 globally ranked institutions: the prestigious Swiss originated hospitality business schools Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches. Sommet Education reinforced its leadership with culinary and pastry arts schools École Ducasse; South African Education leader Invictus and Indian School of Hospitality. 

These institutions offer 400 undergraduate, graduate and technical training programs to 10,000 students and learners from 100 different nationalities in 10 countries. Teaching is offered on 20 campuses, as well as through state-of-the-art remote learning platforms. Together the schools have a network of 60,000 influential alumni in hospitality and beyond. 

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