Main Projects Funded

See a selection of recent projects completed thanks to funding from the Foundation for the University of Lausanne.

The individual projects, by department, are described in the annual reports.

Extract from the 2022 Annual Report.




Extract from the 2021 Annual Report.

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Extract from the 2020 Annual Report.

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Paul Collart and the Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra


The goal of the "Collart-Palmyre" project was to create a digital archive of the Temple of Baalshamin (photos, documents, notes, letters, notebooks, drawings, etc.). The archives were left to the Faculty of Letters at the University of Lausanne (Institute of Archeology and the Science of Antiquity, ASA-UNIL) by the descendants of Paul Collart.

These archival materials made it possible to create a 3-D model of this Syrian temple that was destroyed in 2015. The goal of the project was to make use of a part of the unused archives related to the Temple of Baalshamin, located just north of the ancient city of Palmyra.


My Thesis in 180 seconds


The Foundation for the University of Lausanne has been a partner in the “My Thesis in 180 Seconds” contest since 2016.

The MT180 competition gives doctoral students 3 minutes to present their research topic in simple terms to a diverse and lay audience.

On 14 March 2019, Catherine Labouchère presented the award check of 1000 CHF to Armand Brice Kouadio who won 1st Prize as well as the Audience’s Prize.


Live Together in Uncertainty


2009 | The Foundation supported a group of projects entitled Vivre Ensemble dans l’Incertain (VEI) (Live Together in Uncertainty): extremely innovative, interdisciplinary projects conducted in partnership with civil society.


Selection of Projects and Portraits

The Foundation for the University of Lausanne supports individual projects to organize colloquia, the publication of scientific works, and awards grants for individual research projects.

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