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1 The University of Lausanne A short introduction Welcome to The University of Lausanne Location 2

2 Higher Education Institutions in Switzerland Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Universities Universities of Applied Sciences 3 Lake Geneva Region: Strong academic institutions 4

3 Lake Geneva Region: Strong academic institutions 5 Lake Geneva Region: Strong academic institutions 6

4 Lake Geneva Region: Strong academic institutions 7 A beautiful region... Lavaux vineyards (UNESCO World Heritage) 8

5 The UNIL: by Lake Geneva Lausanne city 20,000 students 1,000 beds 4 UNIL-EPFL campus UNIL Physics Chemistry Mathematics Pharmacy 5

6 UNIL-EPFL campus UNIL Physics Chemistry Mathematics Art and Literature Law and Business Politics and Social sciences Biology and Medicine Environmental Sciences 6 Number of students Transf. Maths and Physics Transf. Pharmacy 12

7 7 Faculties 7 Swiss universities: 116,906 students ZH 24'195 GE 13'663 BE 13'129 BS 11'192 Lsne 11'032 FR 9'652 Human SG and living 5'970 organisms in their NE 3'681 natural and social environment TI 2'347 LU 2'107 autres IU 213 ETHZ 13'197 EPFL 6'528

8 Foreign Students - Nationality 15 Human Resources (FTE) Full and Associate Professors 337 Assistant Professors 65 Other Teaching Staff 401 Assistants (without clinics) 600 Administrative and technical staff

9 Foreign Faculty (research and teaching) Foreign 33% Swiss 67% 17 Annual Budget: Euro 416 mio Research and third parties funds 15% Students and continuing education 3% Other Swiss cantons 11% CHF 500 CHF 500 mio mio Canton of Vaud 58% Federal Government 16% 18

10 Research 19 Research Politics = bottom-up - Research made by the faculties - Quality relies on scientists (recruitment!) - Direction acts as facilitator - Stimulation (atmosphere) - Funding - fundraising - Technical platforms - Buildings - Administration - Valorization!!! 20

11 Research Politics = bottom-up - Research made by the faculties - Quality relies on scientists (recruitment!) - Direction acts as facilitator - Stimulation - Funding - fundraising - Technical platforms - Buildings - Administration - Valorization!!! Proclaim your claim 21 What about ranking? 22

12 «Rankings do not reflect reality, but they shape it» What about ranking? Jordi Correl, International Symposium on University Rankings and Quality Assurance '000 universities 5'000 research universities 500 classified universities Best 200 Always 6-7 Swiss universities, Including UNIL 24

13 Chose your favorite In 2003, the Chinese government asks University of Jiao Tong de Shanghai to establish a classification of world universities In 2005, the Times Higher Education Supplement develops parallel system with Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) In 2007, le Higher Education &Accreditation Council of Taiwan, launches its own classification based on scientific papers from the Web of Science in 2004, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies of the Leiden University launches a classification based on bibliometric indicators. Classification is adjusted according to institutions sizes, number of articles, and citations per articles, etc. Germany (DAAD) supports efforts by CHE for a discipline-based classification in order to help students to chose universities. 25 Mean number of citations per article: 5 first ranked universities in Europe 26

14 Centre for Science and TechnologyStudies: publications scientifiques des universités IMPACT OF PUBLICATIONS* ADJUSTED BY DISCIPLINES MONDIAL EUROPÉEN MONDIAL EUROPÉEN UNIL 26 1 UNIBS 52 8 UNIGE UZH ETHZ EPFL * Nb citations/publication EPFL 20 1 ETHZ 41 4 UNIL 63 9 UNIGE UNIBS UZH U = 500 universitie T= Centre for Science and TechnologyStudies: publications scientifiques des universités IMPACT OF PUBLICATIONS* ADJUSTED BY DISCIPLINES MONDIAL EUROPÉEN MONDIAL EUROPÉEN UNIL 26 1 UNIBS 52 8 UNIGE UZH ETHZ EPFL * Nb citations/publication EPFL 20 1 ETHZ 41 4 UNIL 63 9 UNIGE UNIBS UZH U = 500 universitie T=

15 A beautiful region... Lavaux vineyards (UNESCO World Heritage) 29 A wonderful campus 30

16 Fantastic facilities 31 Greeeeeen!! 32

17 My.building 33 My.mowing_machine 34

18 My.mowing_machine University of Lausanne since

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