University of Lausanne

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Unithèque building © Odrade123/cc-by-sa-3.0

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The University of Lausanne (UNIL; French: Université de Lausanne) in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of Protestant theology, before being made a university in 1890. The university is the second oldest in Switzerland, and one of the oldest universities in the world to be in continuous operation. As of fall 2017, about 15,000 students and 3,300 employees studied and worked at the university. Approximately 1,500 international students attend the university (120 nationalities), which has a wide curriculum including exchange programs with other universities.

Together with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) the university forms a vast campus at the shores of Lake Geneva.

Campus Lausanne © Mediacom EPFL/cc-by-sa-4.0 Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice and Faculty of Business and Economics © Rama/cc-by-sa-2.0-fr Géopolis building, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment and Faculty of Social and Political Sciences © Robertb1986/cc-by-sa-4.0 School of Criminal Justice, world's oldest school of forensic science © Rama/cc-by-sa-2.0-fr Unithèque building © Odrade123/cc-by-sa-3.0 Vortex building, Youth Olympic Village Lausanne (2020 Winter Youth Olympics), today student residence on the campus © Martin Rulsch/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Vortex building, Youth Olympic Village Lausanne (2020 Winter Youth Olympics), today student residence on the campus © Martin Rulsch/cc-by-sa-4.0
The main campus is presently situated outside the city of Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Léman, in Dorigny. It is adjacent to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and is served by the Lausanne Metro Line 1 (M1). The two schools together welcome about 20,000 students.

The UNIL and the EPFL share an active sports centre located on the campus, on the shores of Lake Geneva and their campus is also equipped with a bicycle sharing system.

The university campus is made up of individual buildings with a park and arboretum in between. The university library also serves as eating hall and is centrally located. The view from the library across the sports fields to the lake of Geneva and the French and Swiss Alps. On a clear day, Mont Blanc can be seen.

The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law and the central administration of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics are also located on the main campus.

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