Guidelines and instructions

The logo of EPFL represents us at the highest level and is of paramount importance for our brand. It acts as a signature, an identifier and a guarantee of quality. It is and should always be the most consistent element of our communications.

Use

Any request to use the EPFL logo on a digital or printed medium must be submitted for validation by corp-id, EPFL's communication department. For all that concerns the visual identity, please consult our pages graphic chart and guide website.

Prohibited uses

Tous les éléments du logo de l'EPFL sont fixes et ne doivent en aucun cas être modifiés. Le logo doit toujours être reproduit à l'aide du fichier original numérique et ne doit en aucun cas être modifié. Voici quelques exemples de choses que vous ne devriez JAMAIS faire.

Tous les éléments du logo de l'EPFL sont fixes et ne doivent en aucun cas être modifiés. Le logo doit toujours être reproduit à l'aide du fichier original numérique et ne doit en aucun cas être modifié. Voici quelques exemples de choses que vous ne devriez JAMAIS faire.

Exclusiveness

With the exception of units or projects resulting from external partnerships, the EPFL logo is the only official logo within the institution. We can not add another logo specific to a unit.

Logotype applications

The EPFL logo applies to:

  • All written materials (letterheads, brochures, leaflets, programs, reports, etc.);
  • All visual communication materials (posters, posters, slideshows, transparencies, films, etc.);
  • All pages and websites published within the scope of the school (whose internet address includes epfl.ch).

This rule applies to all the above supports published by EPFL official units and associations and their partners in joint actions (congresses, conferences, courses, academic and cultural events).

Position

  • Letter papers, compliment and visit cards: the logo is placed at the top right according to the proposed models (contact the corp-id department);
  • Websites: the logo is placed at the top left according to the recommendations in force drawn from the EPFL graphic charter.

On the other supports, one will take care simply to the respect of the logo and its visibility.

Student associations

The use of the EPFL logo by student associations is subject to conditions. Thank you for reading on the website of the associations of the DAF.

Denomination: upper and lower case

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Only School takes a capital letter.
The name does not translate: only the French name is correct.

Units
In general, if a specific unit is designated, the first word of the name is capitalized (the Faculty of Life Sciences, the Mechanical Engineering Section). If we speak of this unit in the generic sense (one of the faculties of the School), we will put a lower case.

Professor
When quoting the title, for a conference for example, we use a capital letter, for politeness.
When talking about teachers in general, the lower case is used.

A new logo for EPFL

A new logo and a complete graphic charter are in preparation. Pending these new elements please use the current logo of EPFL according to the recommendations presented in these pages.