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EHL Hospitality Business School re-accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

May 22, 2024

May 22, 2024

EHL Hospitality Business School is proud to announce that it has been re-accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). NECHE, founded in 1885 as the world’s first quality assurance agency is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits in the U.S. and overseas.

EHL Hospitality Business School has been accredited by NECHE since 2003 and has worked to maintain alignment with the NECHE Standards throughout its evolution. On November 5-8, 2023, the school hosted 7 peer-reviewers from New England and New York-based institutions for a comprehensive evaluation, based on the school’s self-study and on-site findings.

Upon the conclusions of the peer-review team and the self-study report, NECHE’s Commissioners elected to renew EHL Hospitality Business School’s accreditation for 10 years. Dr. Juan-Francisco Perellon, Chief Academic Officer of the EHL Group welcomed the outcome of the reaccreditation process: “our long-standing association with NECHE as an accredited member brings significant benefits to the school and its internal community. This includes a valuable system of shared governance, the award of US credits and accessibility to U.S. federal funds to eligible students. Most of all, it is the alignment with the NECHE standards which brings a remarkable added value in terms of maintaining the highest educational effectiveness for our students and learners.

The NECHE evaluators indicated that the school is a well-run, fine institution which was able to navigate the recent challenges brought about by the pandemic. They also recognized that the EHL community is fully engaged, and that the institution is forward looking. In highlighting the school’s strengths, the peer-reviewers notably remarked on EHL’s well-earned global reputation which brings a strong organizational culture. Other areas of strength included the EHL Campus in Lausanne, an “impressive new facility” which “shows a major commitment to providing a world-class learning and working environment”. The evaluators also remarked positively on the quality and engagement of the EHL faculty and the fact that EHL students completely embody the values and mission of the school. A number of recommendations were also shared at the end of the site visit which will be translated into continuous improvement projects as per the school’s commitment to educational quality.

NECHE is a peer-based, non-profit membership organization which now accredits over 220 distinctive colleges and universities both across the US and the globe. NECHE’s Standards for Accreditation ensure quality, innovation, and student success across the ever-evolving landscape of higher education. Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of self-regulation of higher education that serves two purposes: assuring the public of quality and fostering institutional improvement.

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