Celebration: EPFL turns 50!

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

Highlights from our 50th anniversary year

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As 2019 draws to a close, we take a look at some of the special events that marked the past year.

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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