Lausanne is a thriving city on Lake Geneva located in the Swiss canton of Vaud. This picturesque city, located 62 kilometres northeast of Geneva, is situated in the French-speaking part of the country. In addition to French, German, Swiss-German and Italian are the most widely spoken languages, while around 40% of the population comprises of foreign nationals, which gives a particularly multicultural feel to the city.
Lausanne is home to the International Olympic Committee headquarters. The city is also renowned for its esteemed universities and research institutes, including the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and HEC Lausanne (Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne).
Lausanne has a modern and well-developed economy and is home to many of the largest Swiss commercial banks. Many international corporations are situated here, including Nestle, KPMG, Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse Coopers, amongst others.