Associate Vice Presidency for Postgraduate Education (AVP-PGE)

About the AVP-PGE

Within the Vice Presidency for Academic Affairs, the AVP-PGE brings together the Doctoral School (EDOC) and Continuing Education (CE).

EPFL’s Doctoral School is organized into 22 doctoral programs, each covering a well-established discipline or an innovative field of interdisciplinary research. These programs form vibrant scientific communities that promote the exchange of scientific ideas and progress.

The AVP-PGE covers also EPFL’s Continuing Education. Professionals need to continually stay abreast of the latest developments in today’s fast-moving society. It is, therefore, essential for them to continue learning throughout their careers.

Along with the other Associate Vice Presidencies, the AVP-PGE commits to meeting current and future challenges in education and the needs of the postgraduate student community.

Live as you were to die tomorrow, learn as you were to live forever.

Ghandi, Lawyer, Politician, philosopher


EPFL’s Doctoral School offers its doctoral candidates an excellent training environment, with customized doctoral programs, cutting-edge laboratories run by world-renowned professors, a modern fast-developing campus, satellite sites in several French-speaking cantons, and close ties to industry.

EPFL’s Extension School offers a range of continuing education courses that can lead to a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) or Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), as well as various preparatory classes and non-degree programs designed to cover specific topics. We have also introduced a Certificate of Open Studies (COS) program that allows people to study science and engineering subjects without necessarily having a prior diploma.


AVP-PGE Secretary

Pauline Bataillard
[email protected]
Tél: +41 21 693 77 88

MA C2 573
Station 8
CH-1015 Lausanne

Deputies to the Associate Vice President for Postgraduate Education

Philip Mair
[email protected]

Rigas Hadzilacos
[email protected]

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