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Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (GSE)

Description, aims and objectives | Degrees awarded | Useful links

WEB SITE: www.unil.ch/gse
Faculty of Geosciences and Environment
University of Lausanne
UNIL - Sorge
Géopolis - office 4608
CH-1015 Lausanne

Information - Secretary of Dean

Phone: ++41 (0)21 692 3500
Fax: ++41 (0)21 692 3505

Information - Academic secretary

Phone: ++41 (0)21 692 3503
Fax: ++41 (0)21 692 3505
E-mail: Magali.Petermann-Glaus@unil.ch

Description, aims and objectives

The areas covered by the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment are transdisciplinary and constitute a point of convergence of the exact, experimental and human sciences. In Lausanne, Geography and Geology are the main pillars framing the environment.. While geology is, above all, a natural science, geography must be viewed as an interface between natural and human sciences.

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment focuses its teaching on man in his environment, and strives to analyse the organisation of space and the changes taking place on our planet linked to natural and/or anthropogenic factors. It is also interested in the consequences of these changes on man and his environment, in particular the alpine and urban environments.

Through its many laboratories and institutes equipped with the most advanced equipment, the Faculty actively participates in the national research effort and also contributes to training and research in the emerging countries.

Degrees awarded



Masters of Advanced Studies


Useful links


The Faculty’s Major Assets...

> a transdisciplinary structure, combining the fundamental components of natural sciences with those of human sciences

> internationally acclaimed research in Geology, Environment and Geography, and Urban Geography

> close collaboration in various fields with institutional partners (EPFL, Universities of Fribourg, Geneva and Neuchâtel) and other national or international partners

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