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Staff Training Days at the University of Lausanne and the University of Fribourg - Empower Students and Staff 28 June-1 July, 2016


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University of Fribourg                                                  University of Lausanne

Registrations are closed at the moment, but keep an eye on this page if interested in the 2017 edition.

The very successful second edition of the staff training days organized in collaboration with the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) took place from Tuesday 28 June to Friday 1 July 2016 around the theme:

Empower Students and Staff



The Staff Training Days provided the participants with the opportunity to discover both universities’ campuses as the group spent 3 days in Lausanne and a full day in Fribourg.

  • The programme was intended for administrative staff of international relations offices (on central or departmental level) working in connection with others and willing to empower their communication skills, soft skills, as well as exchange and bring back ideas to facilitate mobility. We took advantage of these 4 days of training to take the time to examine one’s soft skills, and develop others that our daily busy work rarely allows us to reflect upon and improve.
  • One of the sessions was dedicated to meet a representative of the Swiss National Agency who presented the options that exist to keep collaborating with Swiss institutions since Switzerland is ‘Partner Country’ in Erasmus+.
  • We left the doors open to individual visits to departments on demand.

The programme is below.


The number of participants is limited to 20 with a maximum of 2 people per institution. The selection was made according to three criteria:

  1. Motivation and reasons for taking part in this training
  2. Field of work
  3. Occupation with a partner institution of both UNIL and UNIFR

The working language is English.

Free of charge for European participants

This training is financed by the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) and by our universities (not by Erasmus+). 

In this frame, no fees are charged for participants working at a European institution (Erasmus + Program Country).

We cover the costs of:

  • lunches (from Tuesday to Friday)
  • 2 dinners (on Tuesday and Thursday)
  • 4 hotel nights (check in: on Monday or Tuesday - check out: on Friday or Saturday). Rooms have been pre-booked at the Hotel Aulac at the very lake side (7 min metro connection to the center) and L'HOTEL in the center.
  • Travel costs according to the Erasmus + distance calculator between the home institution and UNIL (100-499 km = CHF 200 / 500-1999 km = CHF300 / 2000-2999 km = CHF400 / >3000km = CHF600)

Participants working at a non European institution will need to take in charge their travel and hotel costs.


The online application is now closed.

Keep an eye on this page for the next edition in 2017.

Archives: 2015 Edition


The 2015 edition took place from 16 to 19 June.

The event has been very successful and inspiring thanks to a group of 20 motivated staff members coming from 18 different institutions accross Europe, eager to work together and exchange ideas and practices.

The presentations and pictures are available here.



For further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Sylvie Kohli, International Relations coordinator
University of Lausanne (UNIL)
International Relations
Château de Dorigny
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 21 692 20 24
Fax: +41 21 692 20 05

Veronika Favre, Exchange Programme Officer
University of Fribourg (UNIFR)
International Relations
Av. de l'Europe 20
CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 26 300 70 46
Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

We look forward to welcoming you in Lausanne and Fribourg and empower our respective work together!


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Ch√Ęteau de Dorigny  -  CH-1015 Lausanne  -  Tel. +41 21 692 20 20  -  Fax +41 21 692 20 05
Swiss University