• Social innovation as a key factor for change
    "Les nouvelles sont mauvaises, d’où qu’elles viennent..." (The news is bad, wherever it comes from...) sang Stéphane Eicher thirty years ago. We have to admit that the situation has not changed much since then.
  • International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
    On this Tuesday 17 May, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, I would like to give here the floor to Professor Liliane Michalik, Vice-Rector of "Equality, Diversity and Careers"...
  • We are not on the right track at all!
    These are the words of Julia Steinberger, Professor of Societal Issues related to the Impact of Climate Change at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability of the Faculty of Geosciences...
  • Thoughts about the latest IPCC report
    Today the 3rd part of the 6th IPCC report is released. Like all the previous reports, the science tells us unequivocally that we are continuing in the wrong direction...
  • International Women's Day
    International Women's Day aims to commemorate the cultural, political and socio-economic achievements of women and to draw attention to issues such as gender equality and violence and abuse against women...


Created in February 2022, this blog aims to establish a direct communication channel between the Rector of the University of Lausanne Frédéric Herman, the community of the university and the City.


Plus personnel, son contenu ouvre une lucarne sur le quotidien de la Direction, son vécu, ses enthousiasmes et préoccupations.

Sujets d’actualité, coups de cœur, coups de sang, la pensée développée ici est à appréhender avant tout comme un partage subjectif d’expériences susceptible de nourrir les échanges, et comme une invitation sans cesse renouvelée à découvrir de nouveaux projets, personnalités et angles de vue.

A coffee with the Rector

You are a member of the UNIL community and you are interested in its future. Do you have questions or proposals for strengthening it ? The Rector is ready to discuss with you and answer your questions about UNIL's major projects and the future of its community. To this end, he invites the members of the UNIL community to a monthly "Café-échange" in his office at Unicentre.

8th September 15:00 - 15:30

6th October 15:00 - 15:30

3th November 15:00 - 15:30

1st December 15:00 - 15:30

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