Celebration: EPFL turns 50!

2019 marks EPFL’s 50th anniversary as a federal institute of technology. To celebrate this golden anniversary, we will put on a series of festivities and events showcasing science, research, education and innovation.


Earth’s Guardian

Using space tech for a sustainable future

Campus Lectures

Many public lectures covering a wide range of topics.

Past events


Investor Day

Learn about EPFL’s many early- to late-stage startups.

Infinity Room I

A new exhibition at ArtLab showcasing EPFL from three different photographic perspectives.


Open Science Day

World class researchers and policy makers will present their vision for open and reproducible science.

Alumni 50th

A special day honoring our valued alumni.

Innovation Day

Meet local business leaders and find out how innovation plays a crucial role in their success.


Portes ouvertes

Tour our Ecublens campus in Lausanne – a unique hub of research and innovation.

Research Days

Learn more about the benefits that scientific progress can bring to society.


International Women’s Day

EPFL celebrates 50 years of women graduates.

Education Day

Take part in informative, scientific discussions on the future of education.

Scientastic Sion

Immerse yourself in technology and science at the heart of our campus!

Vue aérienne de l'EPFL

© EPFL – Alain Herzog

EPFL’s stellar trajectory

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When Maurice Cosandey took over as head of what was then the Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université de Lausanne (EPUL) on 1 April 1963, he didn’t have a strategy but rather a firm goal: “To turn our cantonal engineering school into a federal institute.”

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