Mission, vision and values

Our mission | Our vision | Our values

Our mission

HEC Lausanne delivers bold, innovative thinking with practical, real-world experiences through best-in-class research and teaching to co-create a responsible and prosperous economy and society.

  1. Teaching: We train the next generation of responsible economists, managers, and entrepreneurs to be equipped for a globalized world, and we provide continuing education in the fields of economics and management to ensure life-long learning for local as well as international students and professionals.
  2. Research: We conduct world-renowned research in key areas of business and economics with the utmost scienfic rigor and integrity, not only for the benefit of the international research community, but also for society at large.
  3. Societal Impact: We are pioneering actors, engaged in the major transitions related to global economic, social, and environmental challenges. We are at the center of the local ecosystem and work with community and international partners from academia, business, nonprofits, and government. We aim to create a sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous future for all. 

Our vision

To pioneer and accelerate the major transitions in the world by igniting the spark in others to make real-world change with courage, integrity, and humanity.


We drive innovation and are pioneers in different fields of research, education and training. Our professors serve as advisors in organizations at national and international levels.

Our Research Centers provide fertile ground for the application of research to practice. We are the catalyst for shaping the economy and society of tomorrow and inspire a positive and responsible future-orientaon among all our stakeholders.

Our values

Did you know that more than 50% of the world’s population is nourished by rice? RICE are the values that nourish us at HEC Lausanne.


R - Rigor
Rigor not only translates into excellence in top-notch international research, it also manifests in the use of the highest quality standards in teaching pedagogy and in the creation of outstanding educational programmes.
I - Integrity
Integrity encompasses adherence to the highest standards of scientific conduct in our research endeavours and the obligation to train our students in corporate responsibility, ethical conduct, and sustainability for a responsible global economy that benefits all.
C - Collaboration
Collaboration is reflected throughout our organization: in our governance structure and our integration into the rich local and national ecosystem, including close links with other academic institutions, industry, non-profits, and government. We believe in the power of collaboration and community building such that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
E - Entrepreneurship
We champion a think-tank mind-set, open-door faculty, and entrepreneurial spirit. We empower bold thinkers, people who challenge the system every day and think outside the box. We encourage exploration and experimentation.

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