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The University of Lausanne (in French: Université de Lausanne) or UNIL in Lausannemarker, Switzerlandmarker was founded in 1537 as a school of theology, before being made a university in 1890. Today about 12,000 students and 2200 researchers study and work at the university. Approximately 1500 international students attend the university, which has a wide curriculum including exchange programs with world renowned universities.

Before 2005, the University applied the French education model with some minor differences. The academic degrees were the Demi-Licence, Licence, DEA / DESS, Doctorate. The University now follows the requirements of the Bologna process.

Together with the Federal Institute of Technology marker the university forms a vast campus at the shores of Lake Genevamarker.

Faculties & Schools



The University of Lausanne comprises 7 faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM)
  • Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), also called HEC Lausanne
  • Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (GSE)
  • Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice
  • Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)
  • Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies


The University of Lausanne also comprises schools and different sections:

  • School of Criminal Justice (ESC)
  • School of French as a Foreign Language (EFLE)
  • Vacation Courses (CVAC)
  • Section of Pharmacy


History

Palais de Rumine, one of the first building of the University of Lausanne


The Academy, forerunner of the UNIL, was founded in 1537. Its vocation at that time was to train ministers for the church. The university enjoyed a certain renown due to the fact that it was the only French language Protestant school of theology.

As the centuries passed, the number of faculties increased and diversified until, in 1890, the Academy received the name and status of a university.From 1970, the university moved progressively from the old centre of Lausanne, around the Cathedral and Château, to its present site at Dorigny. The end of the 20th century witnessed the beginnings of an ambitious project aiming at greater co-operation and development among the French-speaking universities of Lausanne, Geneva, and Neuchâtel, together with the EPFL. In 2003 two new faculties were founded concentrating on the life and human sciences: the Faculty of biology and medicine; and the Faculty of earth science and environment.

Reputation/Rankings

The University of Texasmarker TOP 100 BUSINESS SCHOOL RESEARCH RANKINGS ranked the Faculty of Business & Economics of the University of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne) as follows:

Period In Switzerland In Europe In the World
2004-2008 1st 9th 112nd
2003-2007 1st 8th 103rd
2002-2006 1st 8th 123rd
2001-2005 1st 14th 149th
2000-2004 1st 20th 186th


The Leiden Ranking of the University of Leiden, when ranking universities by the size-independent, field-normalized average impact of their research publications, ranked the University of Lausanne as follows:

Year In Switzerland In Europe In the World
2008 3rd 6th 73rd


The Leiden Ranking of the University of Leiden, when ranking universities by citations-per-publication ranked the University of Lausanne as follows:

Year In Switzerland In Europe In the World
2008 1st 1st 31st


The Times Higher Education Supplement [THES] World University Rankings ranked the University of Lausanne as follows:

Year In Switzerland In Europe In the World
2009 6th - 168th
2008 6th 64th 161st
2007 7th 93rd 217th
2006 5th - 89th
2005 6th - 133rd


The Academic Ranking of World Universities [ARWU] ranked the University of Lausanne as follows:

Year In Switzerland In Europe In the World
2009 7th 80th - 125th 201st - 302nd
2008 7th 80th - 124th 201st - 302nd
2007 7th 81st - 123th 203rd - 304th
2006 7th 79th - 122nd 201st - 300th
2005 7th 124th - 168nd 301st - 400th
2004 - - 302nd - 403rd
2003 - - 301st - 350th


4 International Colleges & Universities [4icu.org] ranked the popularity of the website of the University of Lausanne as follows:

Year In Switzerland In Europe In the World
2009 5th 15th 45th


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Campus

The Campus is presently situated outside the city on the Lakeside in Dorigny adjacent to the EPFLmarker. The two schools together welcome about 20'000 students. The location is made up of individual buildings with a park and arboretum in between. The library also serves as eating hall and is centrally located. The view from the library across the sports fields to the lake of Genevamarker and the French and Swiss Alpsmarker. On a clear day, Mont Blancmarker can be seen.

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School of Lausanne

Neoclassical school of thought in economics founded at the University of Lausanne by two of its Professors: Léon Walras and Vilfredo Pareto. The "School of Lausanne" is associated with the development of general equilibrium theory as well as the marginalist revolution Marginalism.

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