With 12 million overnight stays per annum, 2,400 km of ski slopes, 676 glaciers and 8-10 million skier days every year, tourism is one of the key sectors of the Valais economy. This makes Valais an ideal training ground for studying tourism and obtaining the Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Tourism.

Backed by the in-depth knowledge of the teaching staff, who divide their time between teaching and research work, students can follow the degree programme in French, German and English. Located in Sierre, the Tourism degree programme and institute of research work closely together to provide the best possible education for tourism graduates and to place an excellent skills base at the service of tourism providers in Switzerland and Valais.