The University of Lausanne is a leading academic institution.
It fosters leading research and shares the knowledge with over 15’000 students through seven faculties, with a focus on life sciences, human and social sciences, and environmental sciences.
Led by the Rector, Frédéric Herman, the Rectorate has five other members, responsible for the deanships of research, teaching, ecological transition and campus, equality, diversity and careers, human resources, external relations and scientific communication. It is supported by a general secretariat and around 20 cross-disciplinary departments that are essential to the smooth running of UNIL.
The faculties are located on three sites: the Dorigny campus by the lake, the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) in the centre of Lausanne and the life science and innovation hub in Epalinges just North of it. All provide teaching based on cutting-edge research. The interactions between them are numerous, with several interdisciplinary centres having been created to stimulate cross-disciplinary research in key areas.
Working at UNIL is not about being tied to a single laboratory or a single department, or embedded in one approach, however inspiring it may be, but being part of a vast community, the Lausanne hub, and the opportunity to take advantage of national and international networks, career prospects and life on campus. It is also, regardless of occupation, about having the chance to take part in the operation and management of the institution, by being elected to one of the various Councils and commissions.
The University of Lausanne is not a closed environment: it opens up multiple possibilities to everyone in its highly diverse community.