University of Lausanne

Switzerland

Public

University of Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

Public

Spring, Autumn

Intakes

Spring, Autumn

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1537, the University of Lausanne is a public university located in Switzerland. The university is the second oldest in Switzerland. In old times, it was intended for the training of pastors. By the end of the 20th century, there was an important cooperation and development project between the Universities of Lausanne, Geneva, Neuchatel and EPFL. There is a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes available at the University of Lausanne. These help students enhance their knowledge in their specific domains, thus enabling them easy access to a chosen profession. It is affiliated with The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), which is based on stringent international standards and awards a quality label to the best institutions of higher learning in business. This accreditation ensures the high quality of the faculty's programs from an academic and a pedagogical point of view. It is also affiliated with the Association of MBAs (AMBA), which is an international accreditation body and a professional membership organisation. The university is ranked #184 in Best Global Universities, #73 in Best Global Universities in Europe and at #7 in Best Global Universities in Switzerland.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The campus is presently located outside the city of Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Leman, in Dorigny. The campus buildings are surrounded by lush green trees and set in a park offering beautiful and varied green spaces. The University of Lausanne also facilitates many sports activities which include football, fitness or underwater diving at the Sports Centre, and theatre at the Grange de Dorigny. The University of Lausanne currently offers 15 university Baccalaureate programs including Biology, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Forensic Science, Management, Political Economics, German, English, Archaeology, Spanish, Political Science, Social Science, Theology and many more. The University of Lausanne offers 42 university Master's programs such as Medical Biology, Nursing, Tourism Studies, Environmental Studies, Finance, Digital Humanities and many more. The University of Lausanne offers 26 different doctorate titles distributed among its 7 faculties. The university has Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Faculty of Law, Criminal Sciences and Public Administration, Faculty of Letters and the School of French as a Foreign Language, Vacation course, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Higher Business Studies, Faculty of Advanced Business Studies, Faculty of Biology and Medicine and Faculty of Geosciences and Environment.

Accomplishments and Alumni

The university focuses on three main themes, Human and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine, and Environmental Sciences. The university lays great store by the quality and innovation of its teaching. The university is also a participant of a project aimed at enhancing cooperation and partnership between Switzerland’s French-speaking universities of Lausanne, Neuchatel, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, and Geneva. The University of Lausanne promotes the use of technologies of information and communication (TIC) and MOOCs. The alumni of the university are Beatrix von Storch (German politician), Bertrand Piccard (Swiss explorer, psychiatrist and environmentalist), Claude Nicollier (first astronaut from Switzerland), and Lauriane Gillieron (Swiss model, actress and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Switzerland 2005). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The total number of students in the university are 13,016 out of which 2,956 are international students. The total number of academic staff is 1,295 of which 598 are international staff. The number of undergraduate degrees awarded is 1,636, and the number of doctoral degrees awarded is 312. A fifth of the students and one-third of the teaching staff are of foreign origin.

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International Students %

23%

International Students %

23%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

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Scholarships

Masters scholarships are scholarships for excellence awarded exclusively to students who have graduated from a foreign university and whose academic results are of a very high level.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is offered to postgraduate researchers who wish to continue their research in Switzerland at a doctoral or a post-doctoral level.

Eligibility

Applicants should be pursuing a masters degree

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Prima Grants scholarship focuses on female researchers with a strong research background who desire to become a professor in Switzerland.

Eligibility

Applicant should be an female student

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

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  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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University of Lausanne is ranked at #184 in Best Global Universities.
University of Lausanne is ranked at #184 in Best Global Universities.
It provides Bachelor's and Master's programmes taught in French, with nine Master's programmes delivered in English are Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business, Economics and Life Sciences.
It provides Bachelor's and Master's programmes taught in French, with nine Master's programmes delivered in English are Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business, Economics and Life Sciences.
It provides Bachelor's and Master's programmes taught in French, with nine Master's programmes delivered in English are Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business, Economics and Life Sciences.
It provides Bachelor's and Master's programmes taught in French, with nine Master's programmes delivered in English are Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business, Economics and Life Sciences.
It provides Bachelor's and Master's programmes taught in French, with nine Master's programmes delivered in English are Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business, Economics and Life Sciences.
It provides Bachelor's and Master's programmes taught in French, with nine Master's programmes delivered in English are Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business, Economics and Life Sciences.

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