The University of Lausane was founded in 1537 in Laussane, Switzerland.It was started as a school of theology, before it is being made as a University in 1890. Its vocation at that time was to train the Ministers for the Chruch.In 1890 the name and the status of this University is reviewed.In 1909 Rodolphe Archibald Reiss founded the first school of Forensic science in the world.In 1970 the university moved progressively from Lausanne to its present location Dorigny. The end of the 20th century witnessed the beginnings of an ambitious project aiming at greater co-operation and development among the French-speaking universities of Lausanne, Geneva, and Neuchâtel, together with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). On 1 January 2014, the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) was integrated into the University of Lausanne.
The main campus is located on the shores of Lake Leman, in Dorigny. In this two schools they were about 20,000 students.The Adminstrative staff is 4,700 till date.The number of undergraduates are 4800, and the number of post graduated students are 3,500,The number of Doctoral students is 3,853 They also have a campus equipped with a bicycle sharing system. The campus is linked by public transport to Lausanne, UNIL has seven faculties, with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine and the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment the latest additions in 2003. Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions, Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration in French, Faculty of Arts in French, Faculty of Social and political sciences, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Biology and Medicine in French, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment.
The University of Lausanne have 14,300 students and 3000 researchers in they University.The number of International students is 24%.This University is in the 151st position. The institution places an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach, ensuring close cooperation between staff and students. UNIL has more than 140 units working in diverse fields including aesthetics of cinema, genomics and environmental law. The University of Lausanne 116th globally. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015 ranks the University of Lausanne 11th in Europe and 41st globally, out of 750 universities.
The University of Lausanne comprises more than 175 research units working in fields as diverse as genomics, aesthetics of cinema, environmental law and criminalistics. institutes, laboratories and libraries, 3,000 researchers, including 558 professors, work every day on projects of national and international significance, thereby increasing the institution’s research capital. The UNIL seeks in particular to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to research. Biology and Medicine,Law of Criminal Justice and Public Adminstration,Geosciences and Environment, Business and Economics, Arts, Social and Political Sciences,Theology and Sciences of Religions