The Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private for-profit international hospitality management school with campuses in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Glion offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs and short programs like Glion Summer Program, Luxury Hospitality Summer Program and English language program. All programs use English as a medium of instruction.
Established in 1962 as the Institut International de Glion, the school was founded by Swiss professors Walter Hunziker and Frédéric Tissot on the site of the former Grand Hôtel Bellevue, in Montreux, Switzerland.
Today Glion has three campuses: two in Switzerland and one in London. The flagship campus is located in Montreux, Switzerland. The second campus is located in Bulle, in the district of Gruyère, while the third campus is located in the University of Roehampton in London, United Kingdom.
Globally, Glion is ranked among the Top 3 institutions for Hospitality and Leisure Management, and number 2 for employer reputation, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The institution is owned by Eurazeo, a multinational private equity firm based in Paris, and forms part of the international hospitality and culinary education group, Sommet Education.
As of 2022, Glion comprises seven faculties: Finance, Business and Management; Marketing, Event Management and Luxury; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Practical Arts; Hospitality Management; and General Education.
The 97 current faculty members represent 17 nationalities and bring an average of 13 years’ hospitality industry experience and 12 years’ academic experience.