University of Lausanne (UNIL), founded in 1537
7 Faculties – 12,400 students, 3,100 staff


Escale Durable (formerly Campus Plus Mid-days) is a series of brief and dynamic meetings in the form of guided walks or presentations that aim to focus the minds of the University community on questions of sustainability.


Every semester, six to eight meetings are organised by a working group based on a central theme. Escale Durable meetings adopt different formats, i.e.:
• The quarter hour (15-minute presentation + 10-minute question and answer session)
• The walk (5 minutes introduction to the subject + 35-minute guided walk)
• The tribune (45-minute talk + 20-minute question and answer session).

Escale durable meetings are varied, with speakers (staff, professors, researchers, etc) coming from very different disciplines and fields (programme available on the website www.unil.ch/campus-plus).

It’s also a unique opportunity to meet the people who keep the campus running and to (re)discover the natural riches of the UNIL, namely a 90-hectare lakeside campus with a 10-hectare wooded area, around twenty buildings in a park with grassland grazed by a herd of sheep.


Budget to show appreciation to the speakers: approx. CHF 600.-/per semester.


The guided walks are a great success.


In place since September 2010



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