Benoît Frund, aged 43, is beginning his second five-year term of office as Vice Rector for the sustainability policy alongside campus management and development.
Numerous campus development projects have been in preparation, particularly over the last five years, and now need to be progressed.
Sustainability is one of the Rectorate's primary objectives. UNIL's ambitious strategy covers not just infrastructure but also teaching and research, and involves putting sustainability at the very heart of its concerns. Numerous actions taken over the last five years have aimed to stimulate teaching and research on sustainability topics, position UNIL as a hub for thinking about this field and manage the institution's resource consumption more responsibly. The emphasis is now on building on the progress already achieved.
University of Lausanne
Durabilité et Campus
UNIL - Centre
Unicentre - room 318
Phone ++41 (0)21 692 2311
Born on 8 November 1972 in Vevey. Married, two children.
Education and qualifications
Continuing education in Management and Leadership, Krauthammer International (2007)
Diploma in Business Management, Swiss Institute for Executive Education (SIU), (2004)
Arts degree (geography, history, computer science and quantitative methods), University of Lausanne (1999)
School-leaving certificate, Gymnase de Chamblandes, Lausanne (1992)
Vice Rector, Sustainability and Campus, UNIL, since 2011
Responsible for UNIL's Agenda 21 programme, 2009-2011
Director of the Unibat building and maintenance service, UNIL, 2006-2011
Deputy administrative director, UNIL, 2004-2006
Joint director of Axit-Georiviera SA, Vevey, 2001-2003
Sales representative, then development manager at Axit-Georiviera SA (an SME working in geoinformatics and development assistance), Vevey, 1999-2001