The University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are world renowned institutions in Canton Vaud, Switzerland.  

IUCN is one of the largest conservation organisations in the world, bringing together science, practice and policy. Its membership covers governments, non-governmental organisations and Indigenous people’s organisations and its work and congresses influence conservation thinking worldwide. UNIL is a world-class university which aims to have an impact in the conservation related domains of biodiversity, conservation and development.

Their work is complementary with UNIL generating research and students interested in conservation and IUCN using research to inform their practice. In November 2019, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding which foresees collaboration in the following areas: 

teaching and training, events, research, publications, library collections and archives, internships, co-supervision of masters projects and/or PhD theses, and other areas of common interest.

The IUCN-UNIL Transdisciplinary Nature Conservation Summer School was held in mid-September. Read about this amazing week of working across research and practice.

New research published on Navigating Power in Conservation. An output of the collaboration between IUCN-UNIL. Read the full article here.

UNIL Delegation at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille. (September 2021).