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Some key figures

52 years

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Since its founding in 1969, EPFL is one of the youngest institutes of technology in the world

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over 16’000

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students and collaborators make EPFL a bustling and dynamic city today

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over 120

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nationalities raising EPFL in the top 3 most international campus in the world

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over 370

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laboratoires focused on disciplines ranging from mathematics to life science to architecture and engineering

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over 350

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internationally recognized professors. 40% female professors have been hired in 2019.

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5%

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of EPFL professors belong to the most cited in the world

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N° 14

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University in the world, according to QS ranking, alongside with Columbia and Yale Universities

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over 4’200

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scholarly publications in 2020, making a prolific average of one publication per professor per month

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161

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number of grants by the European Research Council (ERC) at the end of 2020

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25

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start-ups created in 2020 (nearly two per month) on a total number of almost 300 since 2000

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over 1.6 billion CHF

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funds raised from 2012 to 2020 by start-ups which have spun off of EPFL ecosystem

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over 1 billion CHF

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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.

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