At the heart of an urban area of 300'000 residents on the shores of Leman Lake “Health Valley”, the City of Lausanne is the capital of Canton of Vaud, a leading European hub for education, technology and innovation. Lausanne hosts a dense network of internationally renowned institutes such as the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), the Institute for Management Development (IMD), the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). This dynamic ecosystem provides excellent opportunities for development and transfers in a number of fields, notably the life sciences, medical care, sports and nutrition. Lausanne is also proud to welcome the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee and to be distinguished as the unique Olympic capital. Lausanne offers visitors and residents an outstanding quality of life, a flexible labor market, a thriving cultural venue, affordable housing and a safe environment in a central location in Europe.