EPFL is the most cosmopolitan of all European technical universities. It welcomes students, professors and collaborators of more than 120 nationalities.
With both a Swiss and international vocation, EPFL focuses on three missions: education, research and innovation.
EPFL collaborates with an important network of partners, including other universities and colleges, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and the economy, politicians and the general public, in order to have a real impact on society.
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over 1.5 billion CHF
approx 1 billion CHF
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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.
Teaching, research and technology transfer take place within a framework that promotes equal opportunities and sustainability actions.
Découvrez les statistiques plus détaillées relatives à l’éducation, la recherche, l’innovation, les finances, le personnel et les rankings de l’Institution.
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