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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.
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Together with the [[École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne|École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)]] the university forms a vast [[Lausanne campus|campus]] at the shores of [[Lake Geneva]]. Since 2005, the University follows the requirements of the [[Bologna process]].
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In 1909, [[Archibald Reiss|Rudolphe Archibald Reiss]] founded the first school of [[forensic science]] in the world: the
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From 1970, the university moved progressively from the old centre of Lausanne, around the Cathedral and Château, to its present site at [[Dorigny university campus|Dorigny]].
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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|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.
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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.
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On 1 January 2014, the [[Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration]] (IDHEAP) was integrated into the University of Lausanne.<ref>http://www.unil.ch/webdav/site/central/shared/docs/rapport_12.pdf </ref>
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Since August 2016, the rector of the University of Lausanne is [[Nouria Hernandez]]; before then, the University was led by Dominique Arlettaz.
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Group.png University of Lausanne  
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Logo Université de Lausanne.png
MottoLe savoir vivant
Formation1890
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
TypePublic university
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.

History

In 1909, Rudolphe Archibald Reiss founded the first school of forensic science in the world: the

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.

On 1 January 2014, the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) was integrated into the University of Lausanne.[1]

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

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
İsmail Cem15 February 194024 January 2007TurkeyJournalist
Politician
Turkish politician, Robert College alumnus, double Bilderberg
Pascal Couchepin5 April 1942SwitzerlandPoliticianSwiss President, 4 Bilderbergs
Jean-Claude Gisling19364 November 2016SwitzerlandBusinesspersonIn 1980 manager at the PR agency Publicitas
Paul Jolles25 December 191911 March 2000SwitzerlandDiplomat
Businessperson
Quad Bilderberger Swiss diplomat businessman
Helga Steeg8 June 192717 May 2017German
Berend Udink12 February 192624 May 2016NetherlandsPoliticianDouble Bilderberger Dutch politician


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