Nearly CHF 180m investment agreed for research and training in Vaud

An investment of nearly CHF 180 million has been given the green light by authorities in the canton of Vaud.

It’s to develop training and research in the life sciences at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, part of the University of Lausanne, and Biopole Lausanne.

The Grand Council of Lausanne agreed to a loan of CHF 87 million for the construction of a life sciences building in Dorigny on the campus of the University of Lausanne. 

The Council also approved a loan of nearly CHF 57,000 for the construction of a building for a precision medicine and immuno-oncology centre and underground parking on the site of Biopôle in Epalinges.

The Grand Council said that approving the loans will strengthen the university setting and the centre of scientific expertise of the canton of Vaud.

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