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Jacques Lanarès

Vice-Rector for "Quality and Human Resources"
Université de Lausanne
UNIL - Centre
Unicentre - bureau 341
CH-1015 Lausanne
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Fax ++41 (0)21 692 2015
Head of unit "Quality and Human Resources".
Born in Geneva. Married, two children.

Education and qualifications

Professor at the University of Lausanne (since 2010)

Privat-Docent (Adult Education) in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the UNIL (since 2003)

PhD in Psychology from the University of Geneva (1992)

Director of an institute of postgraduate training for social work professionals (1985-1999)

Has taught at different universities (Geneva, Bordeaux, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Assistant in the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Geneva (1980 -1985)

Neuropsychologist (research, clinical and teaching) at the Lausanne University Hospital (1980 -1985)

DEA in Genetic and Experimental Psychology, University of Geneva (1984)

Professional career

After joining the University of Lausanne in 1999 he was responsible for valorising teaching and created the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CSE). He was also responsible for developing the UNIL "Quality" concept.

He is also active at a national and international level in the field of Quality. He chairs Q-netzwerk, the quality network for Swiss universities.

He is an expert in quality and evaluation issues for various bodies such as the European Universities Association (EUA), the Irish University Quality Board, the (French) Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (AERES), World Bank.

Vice-Rector since 1st September 2006, he has been responsible for valorising teaching, the use of technologies in teaching, Science-Society Interface and Quality activities. A second term of office as Vice-Rector began on 1st September 2011.

Research interests

University education (epistemic development, use of visual learning aids, evaluation)

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