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,…


See also the press review

Equality News


The Divine Order

Screening of the movie "The Divine Order"


With: ENAC Diversity Office
Place and room: Satellite
Category: Cultural events

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs as Innovators for a Better Future


With: Anna Bory, Mine Uran, Christina Hertel, Brigid O’Donovan
Category: Conferences – Seminars

RealTalk: Écarts de salaire – pourquoi l’argent fait la différence


With: Timea Bacsinszky; Ancienne joueuse de tennis professionnelle, Timea Bacsinszky reste très impliquée dans le monde du sport. Benjamin Décosterd est auteur et chroniqueur pour plusieurs émissions radio et TV de la RTS, ainsi que d’autres médias.  Margaux Habert: modératrice
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Assessing learning in projects and teams (online)


With: Roland Tormey
Category: Conferences – Seminars

A. Hertzog

Experiencing project-based learning


With: Tamara Milosevic, Roland Tormey
Place and room: CO 121
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Effective Lecturing


With: Ingrid Le Duc and Reinaldo Saavedra
Category: Conferences – Seminars

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