About

Located in Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva, EPFL is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan science and technology institutions.

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.

Key figures

15,300

students and employees

4,200

Scientific publications in 2017

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One school, five campuses

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EPFL is divided into several national and international teaching, research and innovation centres

Past, present, future

History

Founded in 1853, the École Spéciale de Lausanne was renamed École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 1969.

La direction de l'EPFL. De gauche à droite Edouard Bugnion, vice-président ad intérim pour les systèmes d’information (VPSI). Andreas Mortensen, vice-président pour la recherche (VPR) Caroline Kuyper, vice-présidente pour les finances (VPFI) Martin Vetterli, président Marc Gruber, vice-président pour l’innovation (VPI) Etienne Marclay, vice-président pour les ressources humaines et opérations (VPRHO) Pierre Vandergheynst, vice-président pour l’éducation (VPE)

Governance

EPFL is structured as a Direction, Schools, Colleges, an EPFL Assembly, a Council of EPFL Teachers, Centers and Central Services.

Missions and values

Teaching, research and technology transfer take place within a framework that promotes equal opportunities and sustainability actions.

Human resources and communication

Working at EPFL

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

Talents EPFL

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News & Media

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A committed school

Cooperation and development

Innovative technologies to support the social, environmental and economic development of the countries of the South.

Philanthropy

By becoming a partner, you support projects that are technologically led by experts. Donations help to push back the frontiers of research.

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Sustainability

EPFL as a living laboratory of social and environmental transition.

 

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Equal Opportunities Office

Equal opportunities are an integral part of EPFL’s development and excellence policy.

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Respect

EPFL’s strength is rooted in its extraordinary diversity. Our institution thrives because we show consideration for one another and do not remain indifferent in the event of harassment or discrimination.

Events

Edition 2019

Inscriptions au Championnat scientifique "Curieux et inventifs"

2019-10-082020-01-31

Category: Sciences Activities for Youth

Une journée de sciences environnementales dans votre école – 8P, 9S

2019-10-292019-12-20

With: Etudiants en Sciences et Ingénierie de l’Environnement de l’EPFL
Place and room: Dans votre école
Category: Sciences Activities for Youth

Concours Alkindi pour les 9-11S: inscriptions ouvertes !

2019-10-292019-12-17

Category: Sciences Activities for Youth

registrations for Bioengineering Day 2019 are open

2019-11-032019-11-20

With: Various speakers
Place and room: SwissTech Convention Center
Category: Deadline

CC BY-NC-SA EPFL Library

2019 call for EPFL Data Champions

2019-11-062019-11-25

With: EPFL Library Research Data Team
Place and room: CO 121
Category: Call for proposal

Se gérer face aux comportements agressifs et menaçants

2019-11-122019-11-26

With: Fabienne Brügger
Place and room: BI A0 397
Category: Internal trainings

Complete agenda of events
Des Alumni discutant autour d'une table, à l'extérieur d'un bâtiment, durant la Garden Party organisée en 2016.

© Alain Herzog / EPFL

EPFL Alumni

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EPFL Alumni has more than 34’000 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.