University of Lausanne

Université de Lausanne (UNIL)

1015 Lausanne, Switzerland


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University of Lausanne

Sustainability at UNIL

The Rectorate of the UNIL wishes to establish an ambitious sustainability policy that is resolutely serious in intent and devoid of the spurious motives of greenwashing. The UNIL is keen to promote the idea of strong sustainability.

On their own, the natural sciences and technology can provide only part of the solution. Also needed are institutional, economic and social innovations which will emerge from research and training institutions active in the human, social and environmental sciences. The University of Lausanne has a responsibility to analyze in depth the mechanisms that lead to current imbalances, and to contribute actively to the emergence of such innovations.

The University’s “Sustainability and Campus” department has the task of developing a plan of action that will place sustainability high on the UNIL agenda, with the support of a consultative body, the Sustainability Committee, made up of representatives from the university community as a whole.

This plan includes 18 actions which can be grouped under the following main themes:

  • encourage teaching and research in the field of sustainability and affirm the role of the UNIL as a think-tank on sustainability issues
  • strengthen the culture of sustainability within the UNIL community
  • rationalize the UNIL’s consumption of natural and energy resources


To learn more, feel free to visit the UNIL General Website or the Sustainability Portal. 

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