Vice Presidency for Responsible Transformation (VPT)
The Vice Presidency for Responsible Transformation was created to ensure that everyone at EPFL has the opportunity to live up to their full potential, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or any disability.
Our School aims to give engineers the skills they need to develop sustainable responses to the major challenges facing our planet, conduct cutting-edge research R&D on climate-change related issues, and make EPFL an exemplary campus for green, smart solutions.
To achieve these goals, we need the entire EPFL community to get actively involved. So send us your suggestions and ideas!
EPFL Sustainability strives to turn the campus into a living lab and responsible community, in particular by fostering and supporting student involvement.
The Equality Opportunities Office draws up action plans to foster equal opportunities.
The FAPE Foundation manages childcare on the EPFL-UNIL campus.
EPFL is acting on harassment
EPFL has adopted a series of prevention, support and follow-up measures that were recommended by the School’s Harassment Task Force. In a recent survey of the EPFL community, 80% of respondents indicated that they were satisfied with the overall climate on campus but that improvements were needed in terms of safety, equality and efforts to fight discrimination.
EPFL wants campus events to be more sustainable
The Sustainability Unit and Mediacom Events have just published a series of sustainability recommendations for campus events, covering everything from food planning and waste management to issues of equality.
“Yes, language is a vector of sexism and discrimination”
EPFL’s upper management has adopted a series of guidelines on inclusive language, which will be launched at an online presentation on 7 October. In the meantime, you can view the guidelines on a special section of the EPFL website. Natasha Stegmann, the project manager who’s overseeing this broad initiative, spoke with us about what she hopes to achieve.
Vice President: Gisou van der Goot
Deputy: Agnès Le Tiec
Management Assistant: Caroline Guinchard
Financial Manager: Gian Lienhard
Head of Communication: Emmanuelle Marendaz Colle
Project Manager: Leonore Miauton
Project Officer: Sonja Moghaddari