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, Biases seminars,…


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Equality News


FLP Workshop: Emotional intelligence: why it matters


With: Dr. Silke Mischke
Place and room: BI A0 448
Category: Internal trainings

REGARD Workshop: Academic mobility and dual career planning


With: Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist
Place and room: BI A0 448
Category: Internal trainings

Save the date: «Towards Social Sustainability»


With: Alecs Recher (TGNS) Michèle Amacker (Universität Bern) Julia Steinberger (Université de Lausanne) Moderation: Christa Binswanger
Place and room: Universität Bern
Category: Conferences – Seminars

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