University of Lausanne: Statistics

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#270 of 14,131 In the World
#100 of 2,785 In Europe
#7 of 23 In Switzerland
#2 of 2 In Lausanne
#8 of 1,090 For Forensic Science
Top50% For 149 other topics
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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 41,658 scientific papers published and 1,986,803 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Psychology, Demography, and Physics.


University of Lausanne majors

by publication & citation count

13,789 / 686,383
11,980 / 923,570
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,986 / 210,047
3,932 / 214,828
Environmental Science
3,899 / 193,236
Computer Science
3,812 / 233,896
3,637 / 178,142
2,721 / 144,510
2,539 / 117,729
1,916 / 65,080
1,745 / 72,646
1,642 / 60,874
1,576 / 45,355
1,563 / 164,745
Oncology and Cancer research
1,555 / 115,963
1,452 / 146,295
1,280 / 120,306
1,259 / 47,339
1,243 / 101,338
1,231 / 107,937
1,090 / 98,394
Health Science
1,025 / 60,044
Molecular Biology
975 / 73,046
Political Science
961 / 9,265
844 / 47,316
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
826 / 84,733
734 / 20,013
718 / 25,713
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
714 / 18,075
Social Psychology
711 / 28,295
Evolutionary Biology
701 / 39,923
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
698 / 24,214
Public Health
667 / 19,497
Materials Science
666 / 22,807
Physical Therapy
645 / 23,662
637 / 54,177
Anatomy and Physiology
622 / 46,562
597 / 35,809
Geography and Cartography
572 / 20,914
Critical Care Nursing
571 / 34,642

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 369 5817
1992 325 6242
1993 357 6744
1994 415 7416
1995 419 8866
1996 543 10126
1997 573 11643
1998 624 15105
1999 679 18606
2000 736 21071
2001 719 24642
2002 724 28823
2003 834 33466
2004 853 37600
2005 779 41821
2006 971 47995
2007 1177 55622
2008 1240 63819
2009 1463 73189
2010 1491 83053
2011 1638 95452
2012 1963 111719
2013 2258 127734
2014 2436 138949
2015 2727 143247
2016 2808 147385
2017 2988 159986
2018 3117 157725
2019 3409 180157
2020 3929 218609
2021 4348 261688
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
    saxophonistsocial workermilitary officersailorpolitician

    Bhumibol Adulyadej, conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987 (officially conferred by King Vajiralongkorn in 2019), was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama IX. Reigning since 9 June 1946, he was the world's longest-reigning current head of state from the death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan in 1989 until his own death in 2016, and 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. During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha.

  2. Ananda Mahidol

    Ananda Mahidol
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1925-1946 (aged 21)
    military officersocial workermonarch

    Ananda Mahidol, posthumous reigning title Phra Athamaramathibodin (Thai: พระอัฐมรามาธิบดินทร), was the eighth monarch of Siam (1935-1939) and Thailand (1939-1946) from the Chakri dynasty as 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 pages were later executed following very irregular trials. The mysterious circumstances surrounding his death have been the subject of much controversy.

  3. Sepp Blatter

    Sepp Blatter
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    1936-.. (age 87)
    Enrolled in the University of Lausanne
    In 1958 graduated with Diplom in general economics
    In 1959 graduated with bachelor's degree
    sports officialpoliticianice hockey playereconomist

    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.

  4. Beatrix von Storch

    Beatrix von Storch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1971-.. (age 52)

    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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