University of Teacher Education, State of Vaud, Lausanne (HEP Vaud)

The University of Teacher Education, State of Vaud, Lausanne (HEP Vaud) provides the complete range of training courses for the teaching professions in French speaking Switzerland. In the very heart of the dynamic Lake Geneva area university network, HEP Vaud  plays a great role in the Swiss and International Education Sciences scenes, invigorating and benifitting from them.

In a general context characterised by the increasing complexity of social relationships, HEP Vaud prepares students for the teaching professions and supports their development. With this focus, HEP Vaud offers them solid theoretical and practical training, thus promoting their integration in the professional field.

The State of Vaud has had a very dynamic training and research policy for many years. That is the reason why numerous public and private institutions of international repute are based in this region.

HEP Vaud, which is part of the Swissuniversities network, is also developing strong cooperative links in the training fields as well as in research with a number of academic institutions in Europe and all over the world.

Excellence applied to three major goals

HEP Vaud strives towards three major goals motivated by excellence:

  • To offer university level training to future teachers as well as postgraduate training to teachers and to all teaching professionals;
  • To stimulate the field of research and development in the Education Sciences notably as part of international research projects ;
  • To offer a complete set of educational resources to teaching professionals.