Weekly Coffee Breaks

We have started a weekly EPIC coffee break at 14h00 on Fridays! All IC PhDs are welcome — each coffee break is centered on a new topic / question and will last 20 minutes.

Board Game Nights

You can find more information here!

Creative Wednesdays

You can find more information here!


Welcoming Events

Every year, EPIC is involved in organizing fun activities during the open house and welcome weeks for new PhD students. Our goal is for the new students to get to know their senior colleagues across different labs, to discover the best parts of Lausanne and surroundings and to foster a friendly and welcoming community.

Past activites included:

  • Tours to surroundings of Lausanne
  • Drinks in our favorite bar in Lausanne
  • Barbecue party on campus
  • Apéro by the lake
  • Campus tour: discover the best places for PhD students on campus

Hiking Trips

One of the best parts of living in Lausanne is that Switzerland’s beautiful nature is so easy to reach! EPIC organizes hiking trips for all EDIC PhD students who would like to enjoy this together. If you would like to take your colleagues to somewhere in particular, get in touch with us and we can help organizing a trip!