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 Catering commits to reduce food waste
As part of EPFL's commitment towards more sustainable catering, the Catering and Shops Unit (RESCO) has teamed up with several partners to prevent food from ending up in the bin.
Never forget to pay for parking again with the EPFL Campus app
Forgetting to pay for parking is an easy mistake to make, especially when it’s early in the day and other things are on your mind. Now, you can configure the app to send a push notification to your device when you enter the EPFL campus.
Occupational physicians now among the ranks of EPFL employees
EPFL previously worked with occupational physicians on a contractual basis but has now hired two of them as full-fledged employees. They each work half-time and, together with two medical assistants, provide occupational health and safety services to EPFL’s staff members.
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.