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A diverse, committed and stimulating research community

Across its several campuses, EPFL has a diverse, committed and stimulating research community that is active over a wide spectrum of quantitative and design-focused disciplines. To foster trans-disciplinary research we launch strategic initiatives such as the Blue Brain Project, the Swiss Plasma Centre or the Venice Time Machine. We address critical areas such as data science, personalised health, biomedical engineering, energy, robotics and advanced manufacturing, to engage in crucial societal challenges while ensuring that Switzerland remains at the cutting edge of modern technology. Our research community and the science it produces are open to the world: we share the knowledge that we produce, we engage the general public and we have many collaborations and partnerships with other institutions and research laboratories.


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Through an innovative project in Sri Lanka, an EPFL researcher and a Sri Lankan researcher have demonstrated that construction practices in transition economies can operate more efficiently, sustainably and responsibly.

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EPFL faculty

With almost 350 faculty members, EPFL is proud to host top researchers from all over the world.

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EPFL researchers are rewarded for the excellence of their scientific output by many organisations.


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Research Ethics

EPFL is strongly committed to ethics compliance in all research activities.

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Open Science

EPFL’s vision is to promote open and reproducible research.

EPFL Data Champions

The EPFL cross-disciplinary community around research data.