From 1537 to the present day
‘The training institutions present in Lausanne constitute centres of excellence in fields of key importance for our future.’
Lausanne has been a city of research and training for a long time. In fact, its university can trace its origins back to 1537. It was also in Lausanne that the world's first hotel school was founded in 1893. The presence of such institutions remains important today. It characterises our city, even though several institutions bearing the city's name used to be based in a neighbouring commune.
The training sector in Lausanne is essential to the development of the city: quite apart from the economic activities it generates, it also contributes to the prestige of Lausanne and helps to shape its international image. What is more, the training institutions based in Lausanne constitute centres of excellence in fields of key importance for our future. Whether biomedical technologies, energy, new materials, courses related to sport or management – in business and the hotel trade – Lausanne is a name known far and wide, an undisputed point of reference.
Sustainable development illustrates the potential for development of our schools, including opportunities for collaboration between the city and its centres of research. If Lausanne has a vision for a new sustainable district with nearly 6'000 residents and 3'000 jobs, it will turn this into reality by calling on the leading-edge technologies that are developed on the city's campus, especially in the field of energy. And if Lausanne hopes to consolidate its status as the global capital of sport, it will do so by promoting research and training, for example by taking sustainability into account at major sporting events or in the long-term management of the international sports movement.
Helping to forge links between the central lines of development in the town and the activities of its research and training centres, creating exchange networks between cities to address these fundamental questions, connecting these networks with those put in place by Lausanne's grandes écoles, which bring together the most prestigious training centres: these approaches are central to Lausanne's strategy in the field of training, which aims to support, and be supported by, its partners.
The Mayor of Lausanne
Bureau de la communication
Secrétariat général de la Direction Culture et développement urbain
Escaliers du Marché
Réception au 1er étage
Case postale 6904
Phone +41 21 315 25 50
Fax +41 21 315 20 04
tl: Saint-François, Bel-Air
m1: Lausanne-Flon; m2: Riponne-M. Béjart