Since its founding in 1969, EPFL is one of the youngest institutes of technology in the world
students and collaborators make EPFL a bustling and dynamic city today
nationalities raising EPFL in the top 3 most international campus in the world
laboratoires focused on disciplines ranging from mathematics to life science to architecture and engineering
internationally recognized professors. 40% female professors have been hired in 2019.
of EPFL professors belong to the most cited in the world
University in the world, according to QS ranking, alongside with Columbia and Yale Universities
scholarly publications in 2020, making a prolific average of one publication per professor per month
number of grants by the European Research Council (ERC) at the end of 2020
start-ups created in 2020 (nearly two per month) on a total number of almost 300 since 2000
over 1.6 billion CHF
funds raised from 2012 to 2020 by start-ups which have spun off of EPFL ecosystem
over 1 billion CHF
of annual budget with around one third from third parties
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Founded in 1853, the École Spéciale de Lausanne was renamed École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 1969.
EPFL is structured as a Direction, Schools, Colleges, an EPFL Assembly, a Council of EPFL Teachers, Centers and Central Services.
The “EPFL” brand: our name, our logo and our official font.
Découvrez les statistiques plus détaillées relatives à l’éducation, la recherche, l’innovation, les finances, le personnel et les rankings de l’Institution.
Discover our School’s main achievements in numbers.
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