UNIL joined the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) in 2020. The network, founded in 2000, currently has 22 members (see below).
As a leading international higher education and research network, WUN envisions to be a force in developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most significant challenges. To this end, WUN runs the Research Development Fund which support the initiation of collaborative research around four main themes:
- Responding to Climate Change
- Public Health
- Global Higher Education and Research
- Understanding Cultures
WUN also seeks to increase the opportunities for young researchers to gain international experience through its Research Mobility programme, which foster the mobility of early-career researchers, including postgraduate and postdoctoral students.
In addition, WUN organizes conferences and workshops to bring an international community of researchers together.
The participation to WUN is coordinated by the International Relations Office, with the contribution of a UNIL committee involving UNIL researchers (to be set up soon).