Our Host Institutions

PACTT is the joint technology transfer office of the University of Lausanne and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)


The University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) is among the hundred highest ranked universities in the world. It is composed of seven faculties, active in the field of Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environment, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences. Approximately 14,000 students and 2,800 researchers, including 580 professors, study and work on its three campuses located in Dorigny, Bugnon and Epalinges.

The University of Lausanne comprises more than 180 teaching or research units that are working on projects of national and international significance with an annual research budget of more than 250 million swiss francs. The UNIL promotes an interdisciplinary approach to research with close cooperation between students, teaching staff and professors.

This is also exemplified by the tandem collaboration with the technical sciences within the SHS program (Human and Social Sciences) of the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne)  and the (Science)2 program of the UNIL,  which are designed to converge at the level of doctoral studies and research.

Lausanne University website

The Lausanne University Hospital

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) is one of the five swiss university hospitals, together with Geneva, Bern, Basel and Zurich. It provides healthcare services in all areas of medicine, somatic as well as psychiatric, whether outpatient or inpatient.

It is closely linked to the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) to ensure pre-graduate, post-graduate and continuing education of physicians. It collaborates closely with other academic institutions in the Lake Geneva area: EPFL, ISREC, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), as well as with other hospitals and nursing homes of the Canton of Vaud.

Moreover it is involved in activities of clinical, translational and basic research in collaboration with renowned swiss and international research institutions.

Lausanne University Hospital website