Universities

University of Lausanne

Lausanne

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) is a publicly funded, research-focused university on the shores of Lake Geneva, in the heart of French-speaking Switzerland. It is currently home to 15,800 students and 3,000 academic staff.

 

Disciplines

UNIL offers a wide range of study programmes in fields as varied as the Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Environmental Studies, Earth Sciences, Business, Religious Studies, Life Sciences and Medicine.

 

Programmes

It provides Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes taught in French, alongside nine Master’s programmes delivered in English, in Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business, Economics and Life Sciences. Doctoral programmes are available for researchers who want to pursue their field of study in more detail, along with a range of continuing education courses.

 

Focus on research

Around 3,000 researchers, including 580 professors, work on projects daily with their colleagues in Lausanne and all over the world. UNIL has more than 190 research teams working in fields as diverse as Genomics, Aesthetics of Cinema, Environmental Law and Forensic Science. UNIL has recently launched a number interdisciplinary research centres on topics of national and international significance, to actively foster a cross-disciplinary approach to research.

 

International atmosphere

One fifth of the student population and almost half the teaching staff have come from abroad to study and work at UNIL. And if the diversity created by more than 120 nationalities on campus is not enough, everyone can take advantage of exchange agreements with more than 360 partners around the world.

 

State-of-the-art facilities

UNIL is committed to providing its students and staff with modern facilities and the latest technology. State-of-the-art research equipment and laboratories create the ideal environment for cutting-edge projects. Buildings are well maintained and continuously updated to reflect the changing needs of their users.

 

A peaceful campus

The main campus is located in an exceptionally green and spacious lakeside setting with views over the Alps, just 10 minutes from the city by metro. An ideal place to relax after a day in the library.

 

Cultural and sporting activities

Countless activities are available in sports as varied as soccer, capoeira, fitness or sailing at the Sports Centre. The campus also boasts its own cultural programme, with cinema, exhibitions, theatre and activities organised by students’ associations. The city of Lausanne, renowned for its rich cultural and night life, offers even more opportunities for leisure and entertainment.

 

RESEARCH + TEACHING AREAS

  • Economics, Political Science
  • Historical and Cultural Sciences
  • Language Sciences, Literature, Communication Sciences
  • Law, Criminology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Medicine, Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports and Physical Education
  • Theology, Sciences of Religion

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Number of Bachelor programmes: 15 (also part-time)
  • Number of Master programmes: 42 (also part-time)
  • Number of PhD programmes: 30
  • Number of programmes in continuing education: 109 (EMBA, MAS, DAS, CAS)

At a glance

FOUNDED IN 1537

15800 STUDENTS

25% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

580 CHF TUITION FEES/SEMESTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (2020/21)

1 NOBEL LAUREATE

25 ERC GRANTS (2014-2020)

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