UNIL is affiliated to the Undergraduate Awards (UA) Network, offen compared to the Junior Nobel Prize. UA is the world’s largest academic undergraduate awards programme meant to identify, encourage and reward leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework of all kinds (written exams, seminars, bachelor thesis, etc...).
The programme is made of 25 different categories and is open to all bachelor students in their penultimate year, final year or very recent bachelor graduates. Students submit their work in English for free and anonymously online. Applications are then judged by a panel of international experts from industry and academia.
Winning students are recognised as the best in their field and the winning papers are published in the Undergraduate Award academic journal. Winners in each category are invited to Dublin for an exclusive networking event: the 4-day UA Global Summit.
UA is open to all penultimate and final year bachelor students, as well as very recent bachelor graduates, of all disciplines.
Individual undergraduate coursework (exams, seminars, Bachelor thesis, etc...) which received a very high or maximum grade.
Besides the winners, UA also recognises the top 10% of all applicants in each category as Highly Commended (HC). Winners & HC Entrants become members of the UA Alumni network, an eclectic mix of world class minds.
The UA Global Summit
The overall winner of each category receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the UA Global Summit in Dublin to attend a four-day brainstorming and networking event with their counterparts from across the globe.