EPFL is home to over 350 laboratories and research groups, each working at the forefront of science and technology. We have a goal to better understand our world and we aim to improve it.
Thématiques: Recherche et tech transfer, STI, Robotique

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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Website provides real-time forecasts for Swiss lakes

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A new website,, provides up-to-date information – such as water temperature, current speed, the chances of a storm and the presence of algae and whirlpools – on Switzerland’s main lakes. The EPFL PhD student who developed the website as part of his doctoral work defended his thesis today.

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atiques: Recherche et tech transfer, STI, Robotique

Research domains

Find all institutes and centers and explore our fields of research.

Thématiques: SB, Chimie, Remise de prix et distinction, Enseignement, Campus

EPFL faculty

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

Thématiques: Évènement, Remise de prix et distinction

Awards and prizes

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


Thématiques: Start-up et industrie, Microtechnique, Recherche et tech transfer

Collaborate with our researchers

Find out how to collaborate with EPFL researchers.

Thématiques: Électricité, Electronique, Recherche et tech transfer, Énergie, Cérémonies officielles, STI

Use our infrastructure

Take a look at EPFL research infrastructures which offer services.

Thématiques: Microtechnique, Recherche et tech transfer, STI, Robotique

Access our technology

Explore our available technologies, including patents and software, for commercial use.


Thématiques: CDH, Etudiants, Campus


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

Thématiques: Start-up et industrie, Biologie, Recherche et tech transfer

Services to EPFL laboratories

Our central services support EPFL laboratories in their research activities.

Open Science

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