Managing EPFL

Published on July 9, 2023

Following a consultation with the EPFL Direction, faculty members and the EPFL Assembly, the EPFL President mandates the development of an EPFL Strategic Plan and then signs a Target Agreement with the ETH Board. He is accountable for achieving these objectives at the Dialogue Meeting.

Improvement measures

The academic dialogues have demonstrated the need to closely involve the academic community in strategic decisions. An Academic Strategic Committee has been set up for this purpose

In 2020, EPFL’s institutional accreditation process revealed that communications about quality assurance has to be improved. To remedy this, the EPFL Direction has set up a Quality Commission. Under its auspices, several measures are being implemented. For example, new employees are now informed of the principles of quality assurance through a Compliance Guide, which contains the essential rules, practices and values that apply at EPFL.

In response to the Swiss Federal Council’s Open Science strategy, which was initiated in 2017, EPFL has launched its own strategy, set up an Open Science Strategic Committee and introduced a series of related training courses. As part of this strategy, authors affiliated to EPFL are required to deposit a version of each of their publications in Infoscience, the EPFL archive.