The International Relations Office is responsible for implementing UNIL’s international strategy. Each faculty appoints a Head of mobility, who represents the International Relations Office in their Faculty.
Faculties appoint mobility advisers, who are responsible for informing students about the academic aspects of exchanges, in particular.
The Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office (SASME) advises students about the practical aspects of exchanges and manages them in administrative terms.
A “mobility lunch” is held once or twice a year, to give faculty mobility advisers, the International Relations Office, SASME and the Heads of mobility the opportunity to share information, if they wish to attend.
An annual meeting is also scheduled with teaching staff.
UNIL has defined five main objectives for its internationalisation strategy
Switzerland plays a limited role in the Erasmus+ programme as a “Partner Country” as opposed to a “Programme Country” (see Erasmus+ activities available in Switzerland).
Switzerland has set up a parallel programme, called the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP). The programme offers conditions similar to Erasmus+ for exchanges aimed at students, interns, teachers and administrative and technical staff.
The Swiss National Agency Movetia provides the link between the European Union and Swiss universities.