Equality and Diversity

Equal opportunities are an integral part of EPFL’s development and excellence policy. The Equal Opportunity Office is attached to the Vice Presidency for Responsible Transformation (VPT).

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EPFL’s equal opportunity policy is based on federal legislation, ETH Domain specific legislation, as well as on EPFL’s Development Plan and the agreement on objectives between EPFL and the ETH Board.

On this basis, together with its steering committee and in cooperation with faculties and services, the Equal Opportunity Office draws up action plans to foster equal opportunities.


Task Force Harassment, Respect @ EPFL, Inclusive Language, Safe Space & LGBTIQ+, Inclusive Name Change, Women in Science, etc.

Family and work-life

Child Care solutions, Financial Help, Parents Network and Legal Advice During Pregnancy

Equality and careers

Courses, coaching, mentoring, events, for women. Dual Career Support, Implicit Bias Awareness Seminars,…


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Equal Opportunity & Diversity News

Equal Opportunity & Diversity Events

Workshop on Gender Dimensions in Research and Innovation


With: Prof. Carole Clair and Dr. Joëlle Schwarz, Center for Primary Care and Public Health, University of Lausanne; Prof. Josie Hughes, EPFL Computational Robot Design & Fabrication Lab (CREATE-LAB); Dr. Nele Gheldof and Dr. Arnaud Lalive, EPFL Research Office.
Place and room: CM 1 104
Category: Conferences – Seminars

A research-focused approach to inclusivity in academic spaces, Drs. Cooper and Brownell, Arizona State University


With: Dr. Sara Brownell, Dr. Katelyn Cooper
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Future of Health Grant Annual Conference


Place and room: RLC E1 240
Category: Conferences – Seminars

PhD Welcome cartoon

PhD candidates: Welcome to EPFL!


Place and room: RLC E1 240
Category: Convention

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