EPFL Valais Wallis
Pole of Excellence at the foot of the peaks
Dedicated mainly to scientific research and innovation in the fields of energy, green chemistry, health and the environment, the EPFL Valais Wallis campus brings together 226 researchers, administrative and technical staff from four faculties. The next phase of the project dedicated to research on the Alpine and polar environments (Alpole) will bring together 200 additional researchers including the Swiss Polar Research Institute at the end of 2021. By this date, more than 400 people will be active on the Sion site.
Claudia R. Binder appointed dean of ENAC
Professor Claudia R. Binder will take over as the new dean of ENAC on 1 January 2020. We spoke with her about her plans to make the school a center of excellence in advancing the sustainability of our natural and built environment.
Mountain streams emit a surprising amount of CO2
For the first time, an EPFL Valais Wallis-led team of scientists has measured the total amount of CO2 emissions from mountain streams worldwide. This research builds on findings issued in February 2019 and shows how important it is to include mountain streams in assessments of the global carbon cycle.