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, library collections and archives, internships, co-supervision of masters projects and/or PhD theses, and other area of common interest.

UNIL Delegates at the IUCN World Conservation Congress!

Visit our blog-post under the menu tab to read about the UNIL student-delegate’s insider perspective of their experiences of volunteering and attending Congress in Marseille.

What you’ll read about:

  • the Volunteer experiences.
  • Networking at Congress.
  • Meet the UNIL-Delegation

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