Founded as a school of theology in 1537, Lausanne evolved into an academy and became a university in 1890. The physical education center of Dorigny offers multi-purpose sports rooms, physical training facilities, a stadium and sports fields. The total enrollment is 14,000 students, including 7,000 bachelor's degree students, 3,000 master's degree students, 2,100 Ph.D. students and 2,500 international students.
Main CampusLausanne, Switzerland Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in LausanneLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English, French
Located in western Switzerland on Lake Geneva, Lausanne is a business center and capital of its canton. It offers many shops, theaters and art galleries. Lausanne has frequent concerts and hosts the ballet troupe Béjart Ballet Lausanne. Most of the university buildings are located in Dorigny, to the southwest of Lausanne, at an attractive, modern campus by the lake.
International students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities at the University of Lausanne. The student organization Xchange offers social and cultural activities, including theater, music, ski camp, pub nights, meals and travel. Xchange also organizes a buddy program.