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The UNIL in the 20th century

1998

Implementation of a project for closer cooperation between the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva and the Federal Polytechnic of Lausanne.

1996

Total number of students enrolled exceeded 9000.
Beginning of a project for closer cooperation between the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne.

1995

Inauguration of the new Chemistry building (BCH).

1991

Inauguration of the new School of Pharmacy building (BEP).

1987

The University celebrated the 450th anniversary of the founding of the Academy.
Inauguration of the new Human Sciences building (BFSH 2).

1986

Total number of students enrolled reached 6400.

1983

Inauguration of the new Biology building (BB).

1982

Inauguration of the new central building (BC).
The Central Administration and the Cantonal and University Library (BCU) were installed at Dorigny.

1981

Inauguration of the new building for the Rectorate and the Central Administration (BRA).

1977

A higher education law was passed conferring autonomous status on the University of Lausanne.

1973

Inauguration of the new Physics building (BSP).

1970

The University began to occupy the site at Dorigny. The Propaedeutic College was officially opened on 11th October.
The total number of students enrolled reached 3000.

1969

The EPUL became the EPFL (Federal Polytechnic of Lausanne).

1968

The State Council enacted a provisional law to appoint a Rector.

1960

The number of enrolled students reached 1700.

1946

The Engineering School became the Polytechnic of the University of Lausanne (EPUL) and acquired autonomous status.

1943

The Engineering School opened a School of Architecture.

1916

On 15th May a law regulating higher education at the University of Lausanne was passed. This law remained in force until 1977.

1911

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (HEC-Lausanne) was created.

1910

The total number of students enrolled reached 1000. This figure remained stable until the end of the Second World War.

1909

The Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology (IPSIC) was opened. It is part of the Faculty of Law.

1902

The School of French as a Foreign Language was created, within the Faculty of Arts.

1901

The Faculty of Social and Political Science (SSP) was founded.

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