University of Lausanne
| University of Lausanne |
|Motto||Le savoir vivant|
|French-speaking Swiss university|
The University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of theology, before being made a university in 1890. As of fall 2017, about 15,000 students and 3,300 employees study and work at the university. Approximately 1,500 international students attend the university (120 nationalities), which has a wide curriculum including exchange programs with world-renowned universities.
Together with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) the university forms a vast campus at the shores of Lake Geneva. Since 2005, the University follows the requirements of the Bologna process.
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 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Among others, this led to the transfer of the sections of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from the University to the EPFL; the funds that were made available following this transfer were invested in the development of the life sciences at the University, including the creation of a Center for Integrative Genomics.
In 2003, two new faculties were founded, concentrating on the life and human sciences: the Faculty of Biology and Medicine and the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment.
Since August 2016, the rector of the University of Lausanne is Nouria Hernandez; before then, the University was led by Dominique Arlettaz.
Alumni on Wikispooks
|İsmail Cem||15 February 1940||24 January 2007||Turkey||Journalist|
|Turkish politician, Robert College alumnus, double Bilderberg|
|Pascal Couchepin||5 April 1942||Switzerland||Politician||Swiss President, 4 Bilderbergs|
|Jean-Claude Gisling||1936||4 November 2016||Switzerland||Businessperson||In 1980 manager at the PR agency Publicitas|
|Paul Jolles||25 December 1919||11 March 2000||Switzerland||Diplomat|
|Quad Bilderberger Swiss diplomat businessman|
|Helga Steeg||8 June 1927||17 May 2017||German|
|Berend Udink||12 February 1926||24 May 2016||Netherlands||Politician||Double Bilderberger Dutch politician|