The only Swiss University Faculty focusing on planetary changes from both a natural and social science point of view
The UNIL Faculty of Geosciences and Environment is essentially an inter-disciplinary faculty, since the disciplines studied include pure, experimental, and social sciences. For example geology is a natural science, whereas geography is primarily at the cross-section of the natural and social sciences. Situated as it is at the interface between these different domains, the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment focuses on planetary changes in general, of natural or anthropic origin, particularly in alpine and metropolitan contexts. Research is concerned with the effects of these changes on man, animals, and vegetation, and is therefore strongly based on core disciplines (such as geology, or geography) which have been considerably expanded.