Switzerland: the safest place to be this summer


Forbes Magazine recently released the results of an extensive COVID-19 regional safety assessment conducted by the Deep Knowledge Group. Switzerland came out on top of the list of 200 regions and territories as the safest country in the world right now in terms of COVID-19 infection. 

The study explains how Switzerland’s quick and efficient response to quite significant volumes of infection spread has allowed them to start relaxing lock-down measures and re-initiate economic activity. Since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, all five schools under the umbrella of Swiss Education Group have also acted quickly to respond to this unprecedented situation, adapt accordingly, and ensure the safety and well-being of all staff and students.

Swiss Education Group campuses are reopening

SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School and IHTTI School of Hotel Management

are in full preparation to welcome returning students and new students. The intake of new students has been postponed by a month (October) to allow as many students possible to be able to join. Online learning will remain an option for any students unable to return to Switzerland.

The Campuses of César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland are reopened. We delivered all programmes from the campuses in Le Bouveret and Brig, while the Lucerne campus undergoes renovation.

This provides students from the Lucerne campus a unique opportunity to discover the French-speaking part of Switzerland over the summer, while the well-being, safety, and overall learning experience of our student community remain our top priority.

Max Behesht Academic Dean of the Lucerne campus

The HIM Hotel Institute Montreux campus is fully operational for the July term.

Our students are not only able to participate in all of our practical classes and sessions, including masterclasses and guest lectures, but also enjoy the multiple activities that the beautiful region of Montreux has to offer.

HIM Hotel Institute Montreux Academic Director, Ulrika Björklund


Students’ health and safety remain a top priority

Needless to say, as long as COVID-19 is not fully eliminated, our schools will continue to apply all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. The resident management teams on these campuses will be available 24/7 as usual. Where possible we will ensure that a maximum number of single rooms are available for reservation on all campuses.

Return To:  SEG E-newsletter October 2020

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