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14 - 15 September 2019
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, you should check out our special open house this fall.

This family-friendly event, which will be held to celebrate our school’s 50th anniversary, will take place over the weekend of 14–15 September 2019. It will be free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in science – from children on up!

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

Don’t miss out – join the 30,000+ people expected to visit our campus over the two days.

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EPFL Drone Days

Dive into a hive of drones.


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Esprit Sorcier !

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


Travel to the fantasy world of Aleksi Brisclot.

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.

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What is a doctorate? A thesis ?

Come and discover the EPFL exhibition thesis papers from September 2 to November 1, 2019

This year’s program includes over a hundred intriguing presentations, talks, demonstrations and other activities. At our interactive stands you will be able to embark on a sensory discovery of scientific innovation through touch, sight and even smell. And our experts will explain the latest discoveries in fields ranging from space and energy to mathematics and life science.

For instance, you’ll find out why cholera bacteria are able to survive in lakes and rivers full of predators, how the human brain functions when it’s healthy or not so healthy, what makes the metabolism of malaria parasites so special, and how solar cells with photosensitive pigments called Grätzel cells were invented.

Meanwhile, our labs will open their doors so that you can interact directly with our researchers and PhD students. Visit the space design workshops at our School of Architecture, tour one Europe’s largest computer-science teaching and research centers, and get an insider’s look at our high-tech labs – in one of our demos, you can see a new software program that uses avatars to calculate how much energy a person expends depending on how they walk.

Stay tuned for more details!

Dates and times
Saturday, 14 September, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, 15 September, 10am to 5pm

EPFL Ecublens Campus, Lausanne
Getting to EPFL: click here

For more information, please contact Bettina Caruso.

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For more information, please contact: Bettina Caruso.

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