International initiatives

Clinton Global Initiative University | World's Challenge Challenge | Collège de France | Christophe Pralong award & Olivier Cadot award

Clinton Global Initiative University

UNIL participates in the Clinton Global Initiative network of universities created by the former US President. The network aims to offer students in the partner institutions the opportunity to develop a project, combined with an action plan, to tackle the challenges of the major issues in today's world.

The International Relations Office offers administrative and financial support to students who wish to submit a project (USD 10,000 split between the projects selected).


World's Challenge Challenge

The World’s Challenge Challenge (WCC), launched by Western University in Canada, which is a UNIL partner, encourages young minds from different disciplines to come together to address a global issue (poverty, food insecurity, public health, inequality or environmental degradation), and to offer solutions to implement in partnership with local communities. A competition open to students is organised each year.


Collège de France

UNIL and the Collège de France have entered into a special partnership in 2008. It allows each year two UNIL faculties to invite professors of the Collège de France for a public conference.

Collège de France


Christophe Pralong award & Olivier Cadot award

Would you like to help solve development problems in the world? Propose your humanitarian project and benefit from the financial support of the Prix Christophe Pralong and the Prix Olivier Cadot.

The objective of these prizes is to help a student carry out a project in an emerging country. All types of projects (entrepreneurial, humanitarian, etc.) are welcome, including academic case studies or internships in international organisations or local NGOs.

Students from all UNIL faculties are welcome to submit a project.

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