Welcome to the School of Biology

Word of the Direction

We are pleased to welcome you to the website of the School of Biology of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne.

Biology is a fascinating field and its importance to our society is becoming increasingly evident as with, for example, personalised medicine, genetically modified organisms or the interaction of climate change and biodiversity. This is why citizens with an understanding of biology are an asset to our society, even in non-biological professions.

Via a motivating curriculum, students who choose biology at the University of Lausanne acquire a broad scientific knowledge, which extends from the molecules within the cells to organisms in their environment and communities. Most importantly, students also develop an analytical and critical mind as well as the abilities to learn independently, to work in a team and to communicate in multiple languages, so as to more fully convey the importance of biology in our society.

This curriculum prepares its graduates for careers in numerous areas including research and teaching, government, administration, industry, media and politics, either within or outside of the field of biology.

The School of Biology provides a versatile curriculum for students who are fascinated by biology and aware of the importance of planning for their future. We encourage you to look through our website to learn what we offer.

Liliane Michalik, Director

Angela Ciuffi, Vice-director



AmphipĂ´le - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 40 10
Fax +41 21 692 40 05