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UNIL launches Interface, its collaborative research support fund

21 marzo 2024
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The University of Lausanne aims to establish a framework of financial and methodological support to facilitate the development of research with creative and innovative practices and methodologies.

As part of the ambitious statement of intent outlined by the rectorate of the UNIL, Interface – the Collaborative Research Support Fund – aims to support and encourage innovative research projects with significant social impact, developed collaboratively between members of UNIL community and external partners.

How it works

While UNIL has long maintained strong ties with its social, economic, and political environment, collaborative research often lacks funding opportunities and academic recognition. Interface aims to promote research that serves societal needs and offers accessible and short-term results to their partners. These collaborations will enhance UNIL’s participation in the social, cultural, ecological, economic and political transitions that we collectively face. 

Collaborative research, action research, partnership research, citizen science, research creation, and many other approaches will now be more widely supported and implemented at the University. Their common denominator: they will be developed and carried out collaboratively between UNIL members – students, researchers, or staff – and external partners – representatives from associations, public administrations, businesses, NGOs, or other organisations. 

Find out more from the original story, in French.