Government and scientific funding

Most funding for EHL's Research Department comes from government and public sources. The major contributor is the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, through its Strategic Fund.

Other sources of funding are the Commission for Technology and Innovation, the National Fund for Scientific Research and the Federal Departement for Professional Education and Technology.

  • Funding by the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

Most funding for research comes from the HES-SO, of which EHL is a part. HES-SO projects are carried out within the Network of Excellence in Economics and Business Management of Western Switzerland, which has been created to collect and synergize knowledge located in the various schools which make up the HES-SO.

HES-SO projects are funded by the University's Strategic Fund. Each application for funding is vetted by two committees: the Scientific and Economic Committees. The Scientific Committee, made up of academics belonging to partner schools, makes a first appraisal to determine whether the proposal is scientifically valid. If accepted, the proposal is then submitted to industry representatives in the area concerned.

This structure for evaluating and approving grant applications ensures that research projects are scientifically valid, directly relevant and feasible.

  • Funding by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)

The CTI is the Swiss government's innovation promotion agency which aims to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology between businesses and universities. Most CTI projects involving Lausanne Hospitality Research are financed within the framework of TourEspace, the national network of universities of applied sciences specialized in tourism and land use planning.

The CTI also acts as a relay for the European fund in financing a major European project in which EHL's Research Department participates, known as "Eureka".

  • Other funding

EHL's Research Department has also received subsidies from the National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) and from other government institutions including the Federal Department for Professional Education and Technology.

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