In 1870, the Académie de Lausanne (which would become the University of Lausanne 20 years later) began to offer economic science. The program was taught by Léon Walras, a pioneer of the first economic equilibrium theories and the Chair of Political Economics, at that time attached to the Faculty of Law. It was his disciple, Vilfredo Pareto, who succeeded him in 1893.
Would you like to study a Bachelor or Master programme at UNIL? This section is for you. UNIL has more than 4,000 international students in its seven faculties. Once you are admitted by the Registration Department (SII), it will be time to prepare your arrival and stay in Lausanne. The following sections provide information on visa, residence permit, insurance and other practical aspects of your studies in Lausanne.
The University of Lausanne comprises more than 190 research units working in fields as diverse as genomics, aesthetics of cinema, environmental law and criminalistics.
In institutes, laboratories and libraries, about 3,000 researchers, including 580 professors, work every day on projects of national and international significance, thereby increasing the institution’s research capital. The UNIL seeks in particular to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to research.
The University of Lausanne runs a jobs database reserved exclusively for its current students. If you are looking for a work placement at the end of your course.
If, when you arrive at UNIL, your level of French is likely to hinder your ability to pursue your studies, you have the option of taking French classes alongside your course. The School of French as a Foreign Language (EFLE), which is part of the Faculty of Arts at UNIL, offers back-up courses to UNIL students who want to learn or improve their French. The EFLE also offers full courses that prepare students to teach French as a foreign language.
The University of Lausanne does not currently have a hall of residence on campus. However, it works closely with the Fondation Maisons pour Etudiants Lausanne (FMEL), which welcomes over 2,500 students at 14 locations, mainly within the Lausanne urban area.
The University and Cantonal Library - Lausanne (BCUL), with its two million documents, modern research tools and an ideal working environment overlooking Lake Geneva.
Ideally located on the shores of Lake Geneva, near the city of Lausanne, the Dorigny campus acts as a real green lung of Western Lausanne more and more densified.
The SUL welcomes members of the University and Federal Polytechnic University of Lausanne community in the fantastic setting of the Dorigny University Sports Center.
HEC Lausanne belongs to a select list of 168 schools in nearly 70 countries which are accredited by AMBA.
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