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Training and research

Lausanne is proud of having become a point of reference in several fields of higher education. Its Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and its University (UNIL) are both home to prestigious research centres.
Their campus, the largest in Switzerland, welcomes over 25'000 researchers, teachers and students from all over the world. Its higher education establishments, such as the Lausanne Hotel School (EHL) and the University of Art and Design (ECAL), and other institutions such as the IMD Business School are placed at the top of the international rankings. Lausanne also has several more renowned establishments of tertiary education to round off the range of training provision on offer.

  • Lausanne, city of knowledge

    University, institute of technology, engineering, hotelkeeping, public administration, business and commerce, fine arts, drama: many of the most reputable colleges and universities of applied sciences and arts in Europe and the world are based in Lausanne.

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  • Institutions of higher education

    A city of 140'000 residents, Lausanne is also home to 11 institutions of higher education catering for 35'000 students – one student for every four Lausannois.

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  • Useful information

    Are you coming to study in Lausanne? Are you moving here after gaining a post within an institution of higher education? Finding accommodation, registering with the commune, getting around… these are no doubt your concerns at the moment! This section gives you lots of useful information to assist you during your first weeks in the Olympic Capital.

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What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

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If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

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