The first campus will open in Shanghai in 2025, to be followed by campuses in other “high potential areas”, such as Wuxi and Suzhou.
“As one of the world’s fastest growing economies for careers in tourism and hospitality, China is an essential development platform for international education brands like ours to invest in and innovate,” said Benoît-Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education which Les Roches belongs to.
China is an essential development platform for international education brands like ours
“This new alliance will seal future opportunities to all of our students and Chinese talents.”
Les Roches already has campuses in Crans Montana, Switzerland and Marbella, Spain, with more than 100 nationalities enrolled.
The hospitality school will be responsible for academic curriculum development within the new campuses, with Les Roches appointing the principal and academic teams, as well as the backbone teachers.
The curriculum will be aligned with that of its flagship campus in Switzerland and vocational education will be combined with undergraduate education.
Through the new campuses, Les Roches will continue its mission of ensuring students acquire personal and professional skills for immediate employment and progression into leadership positions in the industry.
Meanwhile, MEG will be responsible for all financial investments, land acquisition, architectural design, campus or project construction, licenses and permits, financial management, student recruitment and logistical arrangements.
MEG CEO Mr Zeng said that for many years the education group, which operates in K12 bilingual schools, has “consistently pursued an idealistic approach to education”.
“The schools we invest in and manage in Shanghai and Suzhou have received high praise from parents and students, and several campus buildings have won numerous significant domestic and international awards,” he continued.
Through the inaugural campus, “Shanghai Mountain Les Roches Campus”, the partnership aims to bring a unique model of education and architectural design to the city of Shanghai.
The campus building will be designed and built by a team of world-renowned and Pritzker Prize winning designers.