Vice Presidency for Operations (VPO)
The Vice Presidency for Operations (VPO) strives to ensure that all EPFL employees are able to develop their potential and that the School is equipped with smart, sustainable campuses where there is a strong culture of knowledge sharing among users.
To reach this goal, the VPO works closely with the researchers, students and staff on the various campuses, as these individuals are its best customers, in order to achieve the highest possible standards of service and, in doing so, support EPFL in its pursuit of excellence.
EPFL emergency response team: at your service 24/7
The EPFL campus is like a real city. Between 15’000 and 17’000 people move around it every day. Such a big concentration of people is bound to generate risks, which is why EPFL equipped itself with a specialized emergency response team.
Respect : online training
E-learning training modules on harassment prevention are available in French and English on the Human Resources Learning & Development platform for employees and on Moodle for students.
Manager: Antoinette Musard
- Collecting the necessary information for operations-related decisions and following up on those decisions
- Maintaining consistency of message
- Coordinating crosscutting organizational projects
- Developing and managing performance indicators for the VPO’s services and user satisfaction
The Purchasing Department advises and supports EPFL units in their purchases of goods and services, with the objective of generating additional value for teaching and research.
The Development & Construction Department (VPO-DC) is managing relationships with local authorities, cantonal authorities, the federal government and other local partners in projects to develop EPFL campuses.
In partnership with all EPFL stakeholders, Human Resources attract, develop and nurture all employees so that our unique and vibrant teams and individuals are aligned with the School’s missions.
The Security and Operations Department teams (VPO-SE) are in charge of security, prevention and health issues on campus. They also oversee the maintenance and development of the buildings and technical facilities, as well as the activities inherent in the audiovisual, printing centre and catering services.
The Information Systems Department is responsible for implementing EPFL’s digital strategy.