Stephan Earnhart

Stephan is a ‘Swiss-made’ hotelier and educator with over 20 years of international experience leading higher education institutions and hospitality enterprises At the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS), Stephan currently leads a team of faculty responsible for the development of future leaders of the global hospitality industry. In a multicultural environment, with a student body of more than 60 nationalities, Stephan and his team enjoy a world-class reputation and have either won or been nominated for a number of international accolades, including:

- 2017 QS World University Rankings: SHMS in top 10 Hospitality Schools (8th) and 3rd in Graduate Employability.
- 2017 Apple Distinguished School Award. Honored by Apple as a distinguished school for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence
- 2017 Finalist for the Higher Education Academy Global Teaching Excellence Award.

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Job title: 
Academic Director
Institution or Organisation: 
Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland