Our name

“EPFL” is the primary and stand-alone name that refers to our school. The explanatory line “École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne” is there only to explain the signification and abbreviation of the four letters (comparable to “Massachusetts Institute of Technology”)

When introducing the primary brand “EPFL” for the first time in a text it is followed by its explanatory line in the language of the targeted audience.

For more information please read «How to Use the EPFL Brand in Written Texts»


Simple and sophisticated at the same time, the new logo focuses on the four EPFL letters, and the red color to symbolize Switzerland. It acts as a signature, an identifier and a guarantee of quality. The openings of the letters “E” and “F” come from the proportions of the ends of the arm of the Swiss cross.

Le logo de l'EPFL

The EPFL logo, as shown here, is the main campus logo and a registered trademark. It should never be modified or compounded. It is available to the entire EPFL community.

For any use by people outside EPFL, please contact Mediacom visual communication and specify the purpose of your request.


Exemples de la police de caractères Suisse Int'l

Official EPFL font is Suisse Int’l. It has nine weights, all with italics and small capitals, and is suitable for all uses, from titles to legends. Font is used for the logos and prescriptors of the organizational units.

Its use is subject to licence. It is made available to employees via Distrilog.