At EPFL, there are 3 categories of processes:
- Managerial and strategic processes are the responsibility of EPFL’s president and other members of EPFL’s Direction.
- Processes Educating, Researching and Innovating, are the responsibility of the corresponding Schools and Colleges and Vice-presidency for academic affairs (VPA) and Vice-presidency for innovation (VPI).
- Operational and financial processes, are the responsibility of the Vice Presidency for Finances (VPF), the Vice Presidency for Human Resources, Vice presidency Operations (VPO) and Vice presidency for Responsible transformation (VPT).
All the processes are planned, realised, controlled and improved by means of specific quality instruments.
The quality management system provides the EPFL’s Direction with an overview of the processes, specific instruments and responsibilities related to quality.