Information Systems

The Information Systems Department is responsible for implementing EPFL’s digital strategy. Its missions include, in a combination of direct responsibilities and matrix responsibilities, the development and implementation of EPFL’s IT strategy and master plan, IT security, management of the central IT infrastructure, application management core-business, as well as coordination with the faculties’ IT departments.


Head of Department

Rafael Corvalán

Our vision

To develop a secure, efficient, reliable IS focused on user needs facilitating access to information and increasing EPFL’s operational efficiency.
Be the key strategic partner for EPFL’s information technologies initiatives.

Our strategy

  • DSI is responsible for transforming EPFL into a truly digital and sustainable administration. It supports responsible digitalization initiatives in teaching, research and innovation.
  • DSI provides a platform for distributed IT services (from faculties, other vice-presidencies, centres); our goal is to strengthen them in their missions of proximity and operation of applications specific to their profession, and to group services together when their original specificity disappears.
  • We acknowledge to technological developments and needs, avoid technological debt, and continually identify new areas of added value for DSI.

Our technological principles

  • Cloud first Design
    As far as our legal framework allows, DSI implements solutions in the cloud (SaaS) and available in a format adapted to mobile terminals.
  • Privacy and Security by Design
    DSI considers the elements of privacy and security from the outset of digital initiatives and maintains a high level of standards throughout the entire lifecycle.
  • Make or Buy split
    We deploy commercial solutions (COTS) by default and prioritise the use of our strategic platforms. We develop in-house solutions when no solution on the market can meet a specific need.
  • Internal vs Outsourced IT activities
    We carry out strategic activities internally and are constantly looking for opportunities to outsource activities with low added value or of a highly specialised nature.

Services and units

Head ad interim : Rafael Corvalán

Head : Eric Cardoso


All IT services

Consult the services catalog

IT Support Service Desk

For all your IT service requests, please contact the Service Desk

IT Security

IT Security is everyone’s business

The essentials

EPFL Campus App

The application for your smartphone, available on the Apple and Google AppStores

Keep Learning

Find out more about IT security and data protection trainings

IS Forum

The conference IS Forum brings together all IT professionals at EPFL to talk about the School’s IT topics and challenges.


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