Open Days 50th anniversary

Saturday, September 14, from 10am to 6pm
Sunday, September 15, from 10am to 5pm
Lausanne campus

The perfect opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at EPFL

Whether you are passionate about science and engineering or just curious to see what goes on behind the scenes at EPFL,

To celebrate EPFL’s 50th anniversary, our school opened its house to 40’000 science and engineering enthusiasts on 14 and 15 September 2019.

This family-friendly event was free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in science – from children on up.

The theme was the future of technology. Visitors got an inside look at the cutting-edge initiatives being carried out across the school in the areas of innovation, research and education.

They were able to check out informative stands, attend talks on specific topics, take part in workshops and campus tours, play educational games and enjoy a host of other activities.


Photos and videos

Official EPFL photographers and cameramen will take photos and videos during the EPFL open house, which is a public event in a public area. By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and filmed and you authorize EPFL to use the images for communication or archival purposes.

Evenement Responsable Our Portes Ouvertes event is no exception. We have designed the event to be fully sustainable, with additional public transportation and cycling options, local and seasonal food offerings, and a zero-plastic, zero-waste policy.
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EPFL Drone Days

Dive into a hive of drones.

NCCR Robotics Pavillion

Discover intelligent robots can improve our quality of life.

Esprit Sorcier!

Take part in the many activities presented by Fred, the wizard of science.


Aleksi Briclot

Travel to the fantasy world of Marvel Comics.

Scientastic, EPFL Science Festival

Discover science and technology at the heart of the campus.

Exploring the final frontier

Discover the world of space at EPFL through an unforgettable journey.


Applying technology to sports

Test the latest sports technologies coming out from EPFL laboratories.

Physics Girl

The YouTube star gives her recipes to have fun with science.

The MAKE space

Find out more about the projects of EPFL students, from the super-efficient boat to the rocket and the 5th mode of transport.

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Des panneaux dans le Rolex Learning Center à l'occasion des 50 ans de l'EPFL

50 years of EPFL theses

On September 14 and 15, guided tours of the exhibition will be organized and a giant quiz will allow you to win an iPad.

The sun on earth

Find out how physicists produce small stars in a large machine, with the aim of mastering a new source of energy, inexhaustible, safe and respectful of the environment.

The secrets of matter

Explore the secrets of matter, from elementary particles to innovative materials and living matter, through atoms and molecules.


Physics show

Our Earth has fever. Can we still save the planet by controlling the energy at our disposal?

Set the comics to the digital air

The purpose of this project is to facilitate the process of BD reconfiguration.

Behind the scenes at EPFL

A survey proposed by three sociologists of the College of Humanities.


Snakes and Ladders

Put yourself in the shoes of a budding entrepreneur.

Exhibition: Industrial Design & Graphic Design

Discover the various stages of realization of an object, an edition or a poster, from the first sketches to the prototype.


Visit the studios and record your own MOOC.


The first buildings of EPFL

Travel back in time and (re)discover the campus’ architecture.


Through 3D films and fun experiments, find out how atoms arrange themselves to form materials and how supercomputers can be used to shape their properties.

Clavier Smaky 4 avec l'interface Cobus, de 1976

50 years of microinformatics

Dive into 50 years of incredible evolution of computing and discover the pioneering contributions of EPFL.


MATH open house

Mathematics is fun! Various stands, conferences and activities such as games or workshops have been prepared for you.

Digital humanities

Find out how the digital revolution shapes humanities and social sciences.

Round table

Humans, machine and data: what’s the future of artificial intelligence?

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