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UNIL Assets

The UNIL represents:

  • An international atmosphere. One fifth of the student population and one third of the teaching staff come from abroad.

  • Up-to-date facilities and technology. State-of-the-art laboratories for researchers: spacious, well-equipped lecture halls for teaching staff and students.

  • Three faculties unique in their kind in Switzerland. Law and Criminal Justice; Biology and Medicine (FBM); Geosciences and Environment (GSE). New innovations require new synergies.

  • Close collaboration with the University Hospital of the Canton of Vaud (CHUV) in order to remain at the forefront of advances in medical knowledge.

  • The University and Cantonal Library - Lausanne (BCUL), with its two million documents, modern research tools and an ideal working environment overlooking Lake Geneva.

  • A philosophy and work ethic expressed in a Charter of Values and precepts drawn up in 2005.

  • An exceptionally green and spacious lakeside setting. In just a few minutes an excellent public transport network links the university campus to Lausanne, the capital of Vaud, noted for its varied cultural activities.

  • A wide range of continuing education and interdisciplinary courses, as well as countless sporting and cultural activities in fields as varied as: language and IT courses, football (soccer), capoeira, fitness or underwater diving at the Sports Centre; societies, cinema, exhibitions or theatre at the Grange de Dorigny.



The UNIL welcomes you to its web-site. Its pages and hyperlinks reveal an institution founded centuries ago yet still modern in its outlook. Whether you are a prospective student or staff member, this web-site will provide you with all the information you need to organise your stay in Lausanne and become better acquainted with our university

D. Arlettaz, rector

Dominique Arlettaz, Rector

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