Courses of training by sector
Institutions of higher education (hautes écoles) can be divided into two categories with different vocations: university-level institutions (hautes écoles universitaires) and universities of applied sciences and arts (hautes écoles spécialisées). The former tend to be more active in basic research, which feeds into their education, whilst the latter veer more towards the practical and focus on applied research.
Lausanne offers a full range of training courses, as it boasts a university, a federal institute of technology and several universities of applied sciences and arts (HES).
Switzerland has twelve universities, two of which are situated in the Vaudois capital: the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).
Specialised training courses
The universities of applied sciences and arts and the IMD award academic qualifications whilst providing practice-related training.
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