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2017 European Conference on Politics and Gender
June 8-10 | University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Conference Location and Facilities
About the University of Lausanne
The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 14,300 students and 3,000 researchers work and study. UNIL is focused on several academic disciplines, especially Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environment, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences. An emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, teaching staff, and professors.
Getting to the campus of the University of Lausanne (UNIL)
Getting to the University of Lausanne (UNIL) from the Lausanne train station is best done by taking the metro. From the main entrance of the train station (on north side of train station, near track 1), you will cross the street to access the M2 metro at the station “Lausanne-Gare”. Take the M2 (direction: Croisettes) for one stop (descend at “Lausanne-Flon”). Take the stairs or elevator up one floor to switch to the other metro line, the M1 (direction: Renens-Gare) and travel six stops to “UNIL-Dorigny” to go to the Anthropole building, or 7 stops to “Unil-Mouline” to go to the Geopolis building. It takes approximately 20 minutes to go from Lausanne main train station to the campus.
For further information, see public transportation website
Most hotels provide free day travel cards for their customers valid for public transportation, make sure to ask your hotel's front desk if they offer this service.
The conference will take place in two buildings, Geopolis and Anthropole located within the campus of the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
Anthropole is located next to the “Unil-Dorigny” metro stop.
Geopolis is located next to the “Unil-Mouline” metro stop.
It will take you approximately 8 minutes to go from one building to the other.
To find conference room in each building, please see interactive plan of UNIL
Coffee and lunch
Coffee and tea will be provided in designated areas during the breaks. Both Anthropole and Geopolis feature a cafeteria on the ground floor open from 7.30-17.30 (except Saturdays and Sundays). Both cafeterias accept Swiss francs or Euros (only change/banknotes no credit card).
Lunch is included in the conference fee and can be obtained from Geopolis or from Unithèque. All participants will be provided with lunch vouchers that they can use to obtain lunch at the two cafeterias.
It is a short walk through campus (8 minutes) to get from the conference buildings to Unithèque.
Walk from Geopolis to Unithèque
Walk from Anthropole to Unithèque
The conference dinner, a traditional Swiss cheese fondue, is included in the conference registration fee. It takes place at the cafeteria on the ground floor of the Geopolis building.
Gluten-free meal: Swiss cheese fondue is traditionally eaten with bread. For gluten-free diet, we can provide potatoes instead of bread (delicious as well). Please let us know about your request by no later than May 15, 2017. We cannot guarantee we can accommodate any dietary request made after May 15, 2017
Lactose intolerance, “cheese-hater”: we are happy to provide an alternative meal. Please let us know about your request by no later than May 15, 2017. We cannot guarantee we can accommodate any dietary request made after May 15, 2017
Vegetarian meal: some cured meat will be provided as starter before the fondue. We are happy to provide a green salad for instead for vegetarian diet. Please let us know about your request by no later than May 15, 2017. We cannot guarantee we can accommodate any dietary request made after May 15, 2017.
Wine: the conference dinner includes 2 dl of white wine. Bottle of wines will be able for purchase at the dinner site. We cannot guarantee credit card will be accepted.
Fondue at Geopolis
There are water fountains in the cafeterias in each building. To lower the conference’s carbon footprint each participant will be provided with a water bottle that s/he can refill at the fountains. Water will not be provided in the panels rooms, and soda/water plastic bottles will not be included in the lunch vouchers.
An ATM can be found on the second floor of Anthropole, near the middle of the building.