Research and Doctoral Awards Ceremony

Research and Doctoral Awards Ceremony, EPFL, Lausanne, 23.11.2023 © Fred Merz | Lundi13

The EPFL Research and Doctoral Awards ceremony is an annual event co-organized by the EPFL Doctoral School ant the Research Office, with the support of Mediacom Events.

At this event, EPFL celebrates all doctoral candidates who have completed their thesis within the year and presents the EPFL Research and Doctorate Awards to the laureates in recognition of their outstanding research work. This celebration provides a unique opportunity for graduates to gather with their fellows, faculty members, friends, and family to commemorate their incredible achievements.

This year it will take place on

Thursday, November 28, 2024

at the Forum Rolex in Lausanne from 5:00 pm

Preliminary program

  • Welcome by EPFL Direction
  • Presentation of Research Awards
  • Presentation of EPFL Doctorate Awards
  • Musical interlude by EPFL Little Band
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Collective celebration of doctoral graduates
  • Doctoral graduate’s speech
  • Video presentation
  • Group photo of the doctoral graduates
  • Aperitif with live music

The event will be held entirely in English.

Invitations with more details will follow, in the meantime, please save the date in your agenda. 

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]


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Research and Doctoral Awards Ceremony 2022

The Research and Doctoral Awards Ceremony took place in the Forum Rolex on Monday, November 14, 2022.

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Research and Doctoral Awards Ceremony 2023

The Research and Doctoral Awards Ceremony 2023 took place in the Forum Rolex on Thursday, November 23, 2023.