The University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of theology, before being made a university in 1890. Today about 13,500 students and 2,200 researchers study and work at the university. Approximately 1,500 international students attend the university (120 nationalities), which has a wide curriculum.
Together with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) the university forms a vast campus at the shores of Lake Geneva. The universities share an active sports centre located on the campus and their campus is also equipped with a bicycle sharing system.
The university campus is made up of individual buildings with a park and arboretum in between. The university library also serves as eating hall and is centrally located. The view from the library is across the sports fields to Lake Geneva and the French and Swiss Alps. On a clear day, Mont Blanc can be seen.
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
City Population: 13,421
University Population: 12,400
Climate: Lausanne has an average of 123 days of rain or snow per year and on average receives 1,150 mm (45 in) of precipitation. The wettest month is June during which time Lausanne receives an average of 117 mm (4.6 in) of rain.
Nearest airport: Geneva International Airport