UNIL is focused on several academic disciplines, especially Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environment, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Approximately one fifth of students and one third of teaching staff come from abroad. The Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne (BCUL) has over two million documents, housed in buildings overlooking Lake Geneva.
An emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, teaching staff, and professors. 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.
Specialties: Biology, Medicine, Law, Humanities, Economics, Social sciences, Political sciences, Earth science, Arts, Theology, and Forensics