EduLAB meeting 2017


The EduLAB meeting 2017 "Innovation in Teaching and Employability" will be hosted by the University of Lausanne, 30 November-1 December 2017.


Employability of graduates is a concern for all universities nowadays. The ministers of the countries involved in the Bologna Process have underlined the importance of the issue at the end of the 2015 meeting by defining “Fostering the employability of graduates throughout their working lives" as the goal for the next period.


The already 18th EduLAB (formerly Bologna Lab) meeting 2017: Innovation in Teaching and Employability will look at effective strategies for incorporating employability-related learning into curricula and increasing career prospects of students. The meeting will bring different perspectives (institutions, students, employers, EC) to set a wider context. 


The second part of the EduLAB will be focus on pedagogical questions. In line with the UNICA goals and the EduLAB philosophy, this part will be hands-on oriented and will foster the exchange of practices among UNICA members.


Call for contributions (extended)

Universities wishing to showcase their teaching innovations aimed at embedding employability into curricula are invited to respond to the call for contributions. Edit: Call for contributions is now closed

Context of teaching

  • Position in curriculum, approximate number of students, “volume” of teaching, number of ECTS and any additional information useful to understand the context
  • Teaching objectives and assessment modalities
  • Overview and key features of the pedagogical scenario


  • What has prompted you to develop this innovation?
  • What are the key elements of the innovation (in the context of fostering employability)?
  • What did you learn from this innovation?



Online registration is now closed.



The Organisers from the University of Lausanne recommend two hotels: Hôtel Alpha Palmiers (30 single rooms) and L’Hôtel (20 single rooms), both conveniently located in the city centre of Lausanne. 

Please note that selecting a hotel in this registration form does not mean that your hotel booking is made automatically and neither UNICA Secretariat nor University of Lausanne are responsible for individual hotel reservations. All participants are kindly asked to arrange their own hotel reservations using the information below:

A. Hôtel Alpha Palmiers 

Address & location: Rue du Petit-Chêne 34, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland - the hotel is located 500 metres from Gare de Lausanne (Lausanne's main train station) and within a walking distance to the metro station LAUSANNE-FLON (direct metro connection with the University of Lausanne's campus)


Room rate: approx. CHF 170.00 with fees and taxes

Booking instructions: Please book directly at to receive a discounted (5% off) rate


B. L’Hôtel (20 rooms pre-booked)

Address & location: Place de l'Europe 6, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland - the hotel is located 750 metres from Gare de Lausanne (Lausanne's main train station) and within a very short walking distance (40 metres) to the metro station LAUSANNE-FLON (direct metro connection with the University of Lausanne's campus)


Room rate: Single room CHF 92,60 breakfast and tourist tax included, double room: CHF 125,60 breakfast and tourist tax included

Booking instructions:Please contact the hotel directly (phone: +41 21 331 39 39, email: quoting "UNICA" as booking reference.


Previous EduLAB Seminars

Read about the previous EduLAB and Bologna Lab Seminars


Photo credits: Fabrice Ducrest©UNIL


Thursday, 30 November, 2017 to Friday, 1 December, 2017
Host Institution: 
Université de Lausanne