The UNIL in the 18th century


24th January. The State of Vaud gained its independence from Berne, which finally relinquished its control of the canton.


The renowned Dr Tissot was appointed professor of Medicine at the Academy. Although he did not teach on a regular basis, he nevertheless played a decisive role in the affairs of the Academy, and there was a regular and lively exchange of letters between himself and the curator, Albrecht von Haller.


The teaching of pure science was temporarily separated from the chair of Philosophy, and Louis de Treytorrens was appointed part-time professor of Mathematics and Experimental Physics.


New statutes regulating the Academy were introduced, following an inspection by the curator, the Bernois Albrecht von Haller, who was himself renowned as a naturalist and doctor.

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UNIL in the 18th century