EPFLglobaLeaders secondment

Find information about the secondment at a non-academic partner.

EPFL 2020 – Alain Herzog


Collaboration with the non-academic sector is an essential part of the EPFLglobaLeaders programme that is designed to expose the doctoral candidates to real societal and industrial challenges.

The non-academic partners collaborating with the programme shall help the EPFLglobaLeaders fellows in the development of solutions promoting the transition to sustainable societies.

Key features

– Mandatory collaboration with the non-academic sector

– Stay of 3 to 12 months at a non-academic partner

– A formal or informal co-supervision of the PhD thesis by the non-academic partner is strongly encouraged

– The secondment can take place outside Switzerland

Collaboration framework

The conditions of collaboration between EPFL and the non-academic partner (host) are defined in the agreement terms related to the EPFLglobaLeaders programme.

To formalize the collaboration between EPFL and the non-academic partner (host), the thesis supervisor and the non-academic partner (host) will have to sign a letter confirming acceptance of the agreement terms for the secondment.

Funded by

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945363.