Specialised training courses
The universities of applied sciences and arts and the IMD award academic qualifications whilst providing practice-related training. Lausanne has three universities of art, three others in the field of health care, two for management executives (hotel trade and business) and a university of teacher education.
Lausanne Hotel School (EHL)
Founded in 1893, Lausanne Hotel School (EHL) is the first and oldest hotel management establishment in the world. It is the most widely recognised school of its kind at international level.
Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL)
Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL) offers its students courses of study in the domain of art and design. Ranked among the world's top 10 universities of art and design, this school imparts sound knowledge to its pupils and provides stimulating experiences inclined towards the practical.
IMD business school
The IMD business school is one of the most prestigious in-service training institutions in the world. Dedicated to training senior executives from medium-sized and large companies around the globe, the IMD provides courses in English directly related to the realities of the business world.
University of Music Lausanne (HEMU)
The University of Music Lausanne (HEMU) is an educational institution recognised both within and outside Switzerland for the calibre of its teaching staff and its role in training professional musicians. It shares its premises with the Conservatoire of Lausanne and is the only music school in French-speaking Switzerland to offer tuition in classical music and jazz.
Manufacture (University of Performing Arts of Western Switzerland)
The Manufacture (University of Performing Arts of Western Switzerland) provides university-level professional training in the field of theatre arts.
University of Teacher Education, canton of Vaud (HEP Vaud)
The HEP Vaud offers the full range of training services to the teaching professions. Situated at the heart of the tightly woven network of universities in the Lake Geneva region, into which it feeds and from which it benefits, the HEP Vaud is a leading player in research into educational science in Switzerland.
La Source School of Nursing Sciences (HEdS La Source)
The HEdS La Source, the world's first college for lay nurses, provides training at a high level which covers the human, scientific and technical aspects of the profession.
The School of Social Work and Health (EESP):
The School of Social Work and Health (EESP) trains future professionals for careers in social work and health care. It offers initial courses of study at bachelor and master level as well as in-service training. The EESP helps to meet the demands for qualifications made by the education sector and the social, cultural and health care services.
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