The University of Lausanne is a research institution focused on several academic disciplines, especially Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environment, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences. It is situated in the heart of the French-speaking region of Switzerland.
The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has grown considerably since it was founded in 1853 and established as a federal institute in 1969. It is dedicated more than ever to educating engineers and providing each one with a solid background in basic sciences. Today, the campus resembles a small town on the shores of Lake Geneva where students and employees from over 110 countries live and work – making it one of the most cosmopolitan universities in the world.