University of Lausanne: Statistics



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#259 of 14,131 In the World
#94 of 2,785 In Europe
#7 of 23 In Switzerland
#2 of 2 In Lausanne
#3 of 1,000 For Forensic Science
Top50% For 202 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate31%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (baccalauréat, maturité) or a qualification recognized as equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (autumn semester: September - February; spring semester: February-July)
Full time employee2,423
Student:staff ratio7:1

We've calculated the 31% acceptance rate for University of Lausanne based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Lausanne is a world-class research university with 70,314 scientific papers published and 2,267,629 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, and Physics.


University of Lausanne majors

by publication & citation count

46,606 / 1,914,934
40,180 / 1,533,248
34,025 / 1,542,534
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
29,949 / 741,618
27,178 / 1,338,868
25,612 / 1,304,692
Computer Science
25,077 / 877,539
Environmental Science
23,398 / 786,268
21,665 / 722,518
21,060 / 676,946
20,034 / 643,007
17,719 / 692,294
14,403 / 260,681
13,833 / 480,816
Political Science
12,856 / 254,632
12,539 / 354,079
Organic Chemistry
12,399 / 522,763
11,923 / 387,472
11,813 / 389,675
11,230 / 400,932
Quantum and Particle physics
11,035 / 326,474
Geography and Cartography
10,978 / 281,434
10,773 / 247,526
10,364 / 325,103
10,315 / 359,312
10,269 / 533,531
10,054 / 394,093
9,772 / 356,183
Materials Science
8,317 / 319,997
8,056 / 190,471
7,630 / 176,833
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
7,449 / 224,213
7,014 / 177,306
6,884 / 158,253
Public Health
6,828 / 256,929
6,780 / 257,380
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,415 / 206,276
6,295 / 273,087
Optical Engineering
5,941 / 184,610
5,259 / 136,124

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 459 4115
1992 389 4677
1993 442 5059
1994 499 5706
1995 512 6665
1996 647 7681
1997 675 9084
1998 726 11617
1999 733 14187
2000 800 15586
2001 909 18177
2002 812 20546
2003 905 24724
2004 921 28100
2005 867 30003
2006 1083 33803
2007 1317 38813
2008 1491 42729
2009 1782 50042
2010 1792 58249
2011 2112 66268
2012 2250 76863
2013 2587 86104
2014 2686 94234
2015 2955 100214
2016 3193 107915
2017 3310 116324
2018 3683 129804
2019 4017 148270
2020 4807 181875
2021 5194 213501
2022 5264 222735
2023 5068 225791
Academic rankings


Local studetns 580 per semester (CHF)

The University of Lausanne has financial aid programs.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Lausanne.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering No No No
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Biology, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, Film, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, French, German, Greek (Classical), History, Italian, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Management, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Slavic Languages, Social Sciences, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Sports, Theology, Tibetan
Master Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Art History, Asian Studies, Behavioural Sciences, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cinema and Television, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, Information Technology, Italian, Law, Management, Medicine, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religion, Social Sciences, Spanish, Sports, Theology
Master of Advanced Studies Architecture, Archiving, Civil Engineering, Commercial Law, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, European Union Law, Government, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Information Sciences, International Business, Leadership, Library Science, Pharmacy, Postal Services, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Psychology, Town Planning, Transport Management, Urban Studies
Doktorat/ Doctorat/ Dottorato Applied Mathematics, Biological and Life Sciences, Criminology, Earth Sciences, Economics, Educational Sciences, Fine Arts, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Nursing, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Religious Studies, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Sports, Theology, Tourism

University of Lausanne alumni

  1. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1927-2016 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in the University of Lausanne
    Studied in 1945-1951
    military officersocial workersaxophonistpainterjazz musician

    Bhumibol Adulyadej, conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great (officially conferred by King Vajiralongkorn in 2019), was the ninth King of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama IX. Reigning from 1946 until his death in 2016, he is the third-longest verified reigning sovereign monarch in world history after King Louis XIV and Queen Elizabeth II, reigning for 70 years and 126 days. His reign of over 70 years is the longest reign of any Thai monarch, and the longest native rule of any Asian sovereign.

  2. Sepp Blatter

    Sepp Blatter
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    1936-.. (age 88)
    Enrolled in the University of Lausanne
    In 1958 graduated with Diplom in general economics
    In 1959 graduated with bachelor's degree
    economistice hockey playerpoliticiansports official

    Joseph Sepp Blatter is a Swiss former football administrator who served as the eighth President of FIFA from 1998 to 2015. He has been banned from participating in FIFA activities since 2015 as a result of the FIFA corruption case made public that year, and will remain banned until 2027.

  3. Ananda Mahidol

    Ananda Mahidol
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1925-1946 (aged 21)
    monarchsocial workermilitary officer

    Ananda Mahidol was the eighth King of Siam (later Thailand) from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama VIII. At the time he was recognised as king by the National Assembly in March 1935, he was a nine-year-old boy living in Switzerland. He returned to Thailand in December 1945, but six months later, in June 1946, he was found shot dead in his bed. Although at first thought to have been an accident, his death was ruled a murder by medical examiners, and three royal aides were later executed following very irregular trials. The mysterious circumstances surrounding his death have been the subject of much controversy.

  4. Beatrix von Storch

    Beatrix von Storch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1971-.. (age 53)

    Beatrix Amelie Ehrengard Eilika von Storch is a German politician and lawyer, who has been the Deputy Leader of the Alternative for Germany since July 2015 and a Member of the Bundestag since September 2017. She previously was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. From April 2016 to 2017 she was also a member of the right-wing populist Anti-EU group Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy. She is part of the right-wing conservative wing of the parliamentary group of the AfD. She belongs ancestrally to the royal House of Oldenburg which reigned over the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg until 1918.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Lausanne faculties and divisions

Faculty : Arts Archaeology, Archiving, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Cinema and Television, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages Education, French, German, Heritage Preservation, History, History of Religion, Italian, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Slavic Languages, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Biology and Medicine Behavioural Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Cardiology, Computer Science, Ecology, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Nursing, Occupational Health, Oncology, Pharmacy, Sports Management
Faculty : Business and Economics Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Administration, Business Administration, Criminal Law, Economics, Engineering Management, Finance, Health Administration, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Business, Law, Logic, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Tourism
Faculty : Geosciences and Environment Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Government, Physics, Town Planning, Urban Studies
Faculty : Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Economics, European Union Law, Fiscal Law, Information Technology, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Modern Languages, Private Law, Public Law, Welfare and Protective Services
Faculty : Social and Political Sciences Education, Educational Sciences, Human Resources, Mathematics, Neurosciences, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Religion, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Sports, Teacher Training, Tourism, Town Planning
Faculty : Theology and Religious Studies Religious Studies, Theology
Graduate School : Public Administration Public Administration
School : Criminal Justice Criminal Law, Criminology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Information Technology, Protective Services
School : French as a Foreign Language Foreign Languages Education, French

General information

Alternative names UNIL
Université de Lausanne
Universität Lausanne
Accreditation Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQ), EQUIS
Motto Le savoir vivant

Location and contacts

Address Unicentre
Lausanne, 1015
City population 139,000

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