Difficulties and Conflicts

Difficulties in every day life or university

Several services at the UNIL offer help to master difficult situations. You will find in the following section the descriptions of these services that you can contact if needed.

The University of Lausanne offers many services to help its students: financial aid and partial exemption from university taxes, conflict management, psychological support, dental check-ups, etc.

Services at the university level

Mediation Bureauc, t
Help UNILc, t, p
Socio-cultural affairs service (SASC)f, p
Spiritual guidancep
Bureau for egalitiese

Services/ persons to contact at the faculty level

President of thesis committeet
Director of the doctoral schoolt
Local ombudsmans

 Abbreviation list:

tProblem with the thesis or thesis director
cOther interpersonal conflicts in the university
eProblems of sexual equality
pPersonal problems outside university
fFinancial or legal problems
sScientific integrity problems, suspicion of fraud
Mediation bureauThe external mediator should facilitate the negotiation during interpersonal conflicts inside the university. The outcome should be an agreement that satisfies everybody involved.Here
Help UNILThe people at Help UNIL are members of the faculties, services and partner associations that have followed a specialization in guidance. They are here to listen to and help members of the university with problems that they cannot solve on their own.Here
Social affairs and student mobility serviceYou can contact this service when you have financial or legal problems. Their website has also useful information about life in Switzerland and mobility. They also offer a psychiatric and psychotherapy support.Here
Spiritual guidanceUNIL-EPFL spiritual counsel is organized by the catholic and reformed church. They offer support and guidance during difficult times.Here
Bureau for egalitiesThe bureau of equal chances tries to promote equal chances for women and men at UNIL. They can be contacted for any questions related to sexual equality.Here
President of thesis committeeIn case the thesis jury has already been assigned the jury president is the person of contact in case of problems with the thesis director. The amount of support given by the jury president varies strongly among the presidents. 
Director of the doctoral school
Prof. Niko Geldner
The director of the doctoral school is here to help you for problems related to your thesis.It is possible to ask for an appointment: phdthesis[at]unil.ch
UNIL project against harassment/mobbing.Heret
Accueil santéhelp for physical or mental health problemsHere
Psychological helpHere
Health checkHere
Conflict managementHere
Gender and equalityHere
Medical emergenciesHere
Local ombudsmanThe researchers of the faculty can contact the ombudsman in case of suspicion of scientific fraud. The latter will look at the complaint and judge its pertinence.Here