Founded in 1853, the École Spéciale de Lausanne was renamed École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 1969.
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Every year at our Master’s graduation ceremony, EPFL awards the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to preeminent researchers and other figures who have made a significant contribution to science and engineering.
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Some key figures
Founded in 1969, EPFL is one of the youngest institutes of technology in the world
students and employees make EPFL a bustling, dynamic campus today
nationalities represented, making EPFL one of the three most international universities in the world
laboratories, chairs and research groups, in disciplines ranging from math and life science to architecture and engineering
more than 350
internationally recognized professors. In 2022, the proportion of female faculty recruited rose to 37%.
EPFL researchers are among the 1% most cited in their fields globally
in the QS World University ranking, alongside Princeton and Yale
research publications in 2022, for an average of more than one publication per professor per month
grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) as of the end of 2022
startups created in 2022 (almost two per month), for a total of more than 370 since 2000
over 456 million CHF
in funding raised by EPFL spin-offs in 2022
over 1 billion CHF
the size of our annual budget, with around one third coming from third parties