Academic Data


The Academic Data Unit (ACAD) aims to unite the schools, central services and external partners of EPFL around strategic and operational analyses of the academic field, to enable effective decision-making based on structured data and modern tools necessary for the management of a world-class university.


  • Consolidation, validation, structuring and valorization of academic data related to education, research and technology transfer.
  • Production and maintenance of reports, analyses, statistics and information tools for the entire EPFL community and its external partners (CEPF, OFS, ranking agencies, academic networks, general public).
  • Formulation and implementation of a general data governance principles, in partnership with the rest of the units.
Alexander Nebel

How many publications does EPFL produce in a particular field compared to our peer universities? What is the mapping of research fields at EPFL? What are the main drivers of the student population growth and what long-term growth scenarios can we expect? These are just a few of the questions that the ACAD team can help answer.

Alexander Nebel, Head of Unit


Consult EPFL’s institutional statistics

Key indicators

Discover the main key annual indicators of the institution.

Interactive dashboards

Detailed internal analysis (restricted access)



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CH-1015 Lausanne

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