The UNIL has original programmes that are representative of its interdisciplinary approach, including the master in forensic science, the master in behaviour, evolution and conservation, the interfaculty master in legal issues, crime and security of information technologies, and the master in policy and public management.
Formerly based in the town centre, the UNIL is now located amidst the lush greenery of the Dorigny site, by the lake. This exceptional setting is conducive not only to study, but also to the sporting and cultural activities provided for students and the general public by the UNIL.
Life sciences and social sciences
The UNIL has 2'500 researchers working inside its institutes and laboratories. The synergies produced by having the UNIL, the Vaudois University Hospital Centre (CHUV) and the Institute of Technology concentrated on this one site in Lausanne are the source of an extraordinary dynamism in the domain of life sciences. As for social sciences, the arrival in 2007 of the Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences (FORS), closely associated with the UNIL, makes Lausanne the national centre for research in this particular field.