The Founding Institutions


the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland Valais-Wallis

When you study at HES-SO Valais-Wallis, you live and study in the heart of the Swiss Alps and benefit from modern and efficient infrastructures. You get the opportunity to participate in multilingual courses enhanced by the inspiring natural, economic, industrial, social and cultural environment of the canton of Valais. You get the opportunity to train on the Team Academy programme, which is unique in Switzerland, and benefit from the interdisciplinary learning provided by the close proximity of the various schools and the different degree programmes. You get to contribute to applied research and development.


the University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne comprises more than 190 research units working in fields as diverse as genomics, aesthetics of cinema, environmental law and criminalistics.

In institutes, laboratories and libraries, about 3,000 researchers, including 580 professors, work every day on projects of national and international significance, thereby increasing the institution’s research capital. The UNIL seeks in particular to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to research


The Lausanne University Hospital

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) is one of the top 5 university hospitals in Switzerland and one of the best in the world according to Newsweek magazine’s 2022 ranking. Thanks to its collaboration with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, the CHUV plays a leading role of European scope in the fields of medical care, medical research and education.