Bring together national and international partners around the core missions of EPFL; help our prospective Bachelor, Master and PhD students make informed choices about their curriculum in order to follow their ambitions; ensure good visibility of all EPFL study programs, both on the academic scene and among all partners in the field of education; take action upstream in order to allow a smooth transition from secondary school to EPFL: these are the key objectives of the Education Outreach Department.
The School in the Digital Age – Exchanging Best Practices
EPFL’s Education Outreach Department and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW hosted a conference dedicated to discussing the digital transition in schools. Nearly 200 teachers and people interested in this topic attended the event held at EPFL on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
High School Students Discover Chemistry & Materials Science
During the first week of February, 15 high school students from all around Switzerland had the opportunity to conduct research in the fields of chemistry and materials science in the labs of EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne.
Accompanying our various audiences in their curriculum choices requires coordinated actions throughout their education, enabling them to make an informed choice and start their studies under the best possible conditions. Some future students are motivated by their ambition to take up the scientific challenges that our society faces; others follow their will to achieve a study program that will open up new horizons; some more are driven by science as an intrinsic interest. Whichever motivation these young people show, we commit ourselves to ensure that all of them benefit from quality teaching and find information that is helpful for their decision-making process every step of the way. Therefore, we act at various levels, in order for students to benefit from innovative education and be sensitized to scientific and technical topics, as well as diversity. In parallel, we make sure that they have a good understanding of the study programs that are offered at EPFL and the possible career opportunities that exist in ever more interdisciplinary fields.
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