Managing EPFL

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

Access to institutional data

Published on March 17th, 2024

EPFL data stories – an initiative of our General Secretariat – provide insight into key issues at our School using facts and figures. Each data story presents an analysis of internal and external data that can be used for evidence-based decision-making. There are numerous topics to learn about, such as EPFL’s impact on the economy and the consequences of Switzerland’s exclusion from the Horizon Europe research program.
On the EPFL Monitoring webpage, EPFL publishes reports from independent experts, such as the ombudsperson, the person of trust, and administrative and disciplinary investigations concerning members of the EPFL community.

Improvement measures (votes completed)

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.

Published on July 11th, 2023

Published on July 11th, 2023

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.

Published on July 11th, 2023

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.