Missions and team

Our team | Our missions | A few statistics

Our team



Dr. Mélanie Bosson
Deputy to the Vice-Rector

Training and doctoral programmes

+41 21 692 21 31

Consultations by appointment



Dr. Verity Elston
Head of Careers Advice for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers

+41 21 692 20 09

Consultations by appointment




Benjamin Rudaz
Deputy to the Vice-Rector, Graduate Campus


+41 21 692 21 29

Monday to Thursday, by appointment



Véronique Longchamp
Coordinator for the Graduate Campus

+41 21 692 60 13

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning



Our missions

The mission of the Graduate Campus is to inform and support every doctorate and postdoctorate researcher, to help them achieve their personal goals, at UNIL and beyond. The very specialized and advanced profiles of young researchers require a personalized approach and advice, while capitalizing on the transversal skills that every researcher acquires through their work.

A PhD or postdoc also has multiple status and functions inside the university, multiplying the number of services to turn to. The Graduate Campus is here to help declutter the administrative procedures and questions you may experience, and point you directly to the right desk!

Because your scientific and disciplinary training is a Faculty matter, the Graduate Campus focuses on the soft skills and common aspects of a doctoral or postdoctoral experience. Through the workshops, open to members of all seven faculties, we also serve as a mixing point for scientific cultures and practices.

The people currently engaged in a PhD or on a postdoc position constitute the next generation of scientists who will enrich both academia and society with their critical minds, curiosity and passion. The Graduate Campus provides career guidance and counseling, whatever the path chosen. The professional and soft skills acquired through research, teaching and working as a young researcher are invaluable to future employers - if they're expressed in the right way. Aim for success!


A few statistics

Our target group is composed of the 2189 PhD students enroled in one of the 29 PhD specialties at UNIL, and also of the 450 postdoctoral researchers (PhD holders currently employed on a non-permanent position).

We also reach out to the people supervising this group (professors, PI, senior researchers), and the administrative staff in charge of PhD programs, HR, and faculty deans.

This holistic approach aims at ensuring the best possible experience and research atmosphere, for everyone.


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Graduate Campus

Bâtiment Unicentre, Bureau 341
Université de Lausanne
1015 Lausanne

+41 21 692 21 29

Unicentre  -  CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 21 29
Fax +41 21 692 20 15