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.

Meet the “Biodiversity Flows” project team, a
UNIL-IUCN collaboration.

Watch their interviews here!

Funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS).

Read about the IUCN Leaders Forum Here!

Join Samantha on a journey through her experience at the second official IUCN Leaders Forum, which took place in Geneva from 11-13 October 2023.

Hosted in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

New in Applied Research:

Read about Max Müller’s experience interning at IUCN with the “Geoheritage” team and “Sports For Nature Campaign”. Click here for more!

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