Lausanne and its University (UNIL):
The University of Lausanne (UNIL) is situated in a unique campus in Switzerland, by Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), in a panoramic setting. The UNIL, through its Charter of values, has decided to devote itself to the “Savoir vivant” and notably to interdisciplinarity, which is so central for the IAWIS/AIERTI.
Lausanne can easily be reached by plane (via the Geneva, Zurich, Basel airports), and by train from most of the large European cities. The town is situated in the heart of a rich historical, international, cultural, literary and artistic landscape: influenced by figures from Rousseau to Byron (between Clarens and the Castle of Chillon), from Turner to Le Corbusier. Its museums (the Collection de l’Art brut, for example) and its monuments (the gothic cathedral and its exceptional painted portal) will be the object of excursions.
A visit to the National Museum in the castle of Prangins, by the lake, is also planned. Close to Lausanne, the spectacular Lavaux vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Castle of Chillon will also be proposed for a visit.