Located in Switzerland, EPFL is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan science and technology institutions.
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EPFL at a glance

EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university. It welcomes students, professors and collaborators of more than 120 nationalities. EPFL has both a Swiss and international vocation and focuses on three missions: teaching, research and innovation.

EPFL collaborates with an important network of partners, including other universities and colleges, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and the economy, political circles and the general public, with the aim of having a real impact on society.

Learn more about EPFL: history, identity, governance, as well as annual reports and regulations

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EPFL is divided into several national teaching, research and innovation centre.

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Institutional data and ongoing data projects. You can explore the data in its original form or contextualised.

What we stand for

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Equality and Diversity

The School ensures that diversity is respected within its institution. Action plans for equal opportunities.

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To carry out its missions of education, research and innovation, EPFL relies on strong values of respect.

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EPFL’s strategic sustainability goals in campus operations, education and innovation, and research and international collaborations.

Human resources

Working at EPFL

EPFL offers a dynamic work environment promoting collaboration and respect in a multicultural campus.

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Talents EPFL

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Contact us

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For any question related questions about current events on campus and its members, or to find an EPFL scientist or an expert in a particular field.

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The opportunity to affect lasting, positive change on society by contributing to cutting-edge research, education, technology and innovation.

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Consult the online directory, or discover the counters at your disposal to obtain more information about EPFL.

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EPFL Alumni


EPFL Alumni has more than 39’000 Alumni scattered in nearly 80 countries. An online directory and numerous events allow them to keep in touch with other former students, the School and its news.