As the fourth largest city in Switzerland, Lausanne stands out for its role as an Olympic city, a sustainable city, a place of education and culture.
The Olympic capital in which sport is present in all its dimensions. The city has hosted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1915. It also has a diverse and high-quality cultural offer. Galvanised by flagship institutions such as the Béjart Ballet Lausanne or the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, it has renowned music and visual arts schools. Among its twenty or so museums, the Collection de l'Art brut and the Olympic Museum are unique in the world.
Lausanne benefits from the presence of world-class universities: the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), the Ecole hôtelière and the IMD (management). The campus that brings together the university and the EPFL receives 25,000 students from Switzerland and elsewhere. Other schools also stand out, such as the ECAL (arts and design) or the Rudra-Béjart dance school.