Education, research and health
A long-standing university town, Lausanne is proud to welcome internationally renowned training centres like the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL—an exclusive interface between research and industrial application); the International Institute for Management Development (the IMD—considered on a par with Harvard Business school); the Lausanne Hotel School (EHL—the world's top hotel school), and the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
A nerve centre of technology transfer
Lausanne’s campuses are attended by over 34'000 students and teachers representing some 120 nationalities. This highly dense concentration of skills makes the city a nerve centre for the transfer of technology in many advanced fields, including life sciences, biomedical and nutrition. At the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), the Nestlé Food Research Centre (Nestec), private clinics and other organisations, countless researchers are developing the health technologies of the future.