We are one of the seven faculties of the University of Lausanne. The Rectorate, chaired by the Rector, is the University's highest authority. The University Council is the University's decision-making body.

Faculty governance falls under the remit of the bodies listed below.


Dean's Office

The Dean's Office is chaired by the Dean and comprises three to five faculty members. Elected by the Faculty Council for a period of three years, the Dean holds executive power and, as such, develops strategy and manages the Faculty.

Find out more: Information and contacts: Dean's Office

Dean's Council

The Dean's Council ensures a smooth flow of information between the Dean's Office and the academic and administrative units, and vice versa. The Dean's Council comprises the directors of the academic units, a representative of the administrative and technical staff and the members of the Dean's Office.

Faculty Council

The Faculty Council is the decision-making assembly and legislative body of the Faculty. It is made up of 33 representatives of the teaching staff, intermediate staff, administrative and technical staff and the student body.

Further information and contacts 

Business Advisory Board

The Business Advisory Board (BAB) is the voice of the business world. It advises the Dean on management issues relating to strategy, programme development and the identification of specific skills to be acquired by students. The committee is made up of 12 executives from various business sectors.

Academic Planning Committee

The Academic Planning Committee translates the Faculty's strategic objectives for teaching and research into plans for the creation or conversion of teaching posts. The committee has nine members, including the Dean, departmental representatives elected by the Faculty and two external experts.

Equality Commission

As part of the Federal Equal Opportunities Programme, UNIL submitted an action plan for equality to the Swiss Confederation in autumn 2012. Under a mandate from the Rectorate, HEC Lausanne has defined its own objectives and measures to promote equality within its ranks. The Equality Commission is responsible for implementing, monitoring and developing the Faculty's action plan.

Find out more: Equality Commission website

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