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.
For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth.
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 Continuing Education 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.