Research Domains

Explore below the fields of research in which EPFL is active, through its institutes, research centers, technology platforms and hubs.

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EPFL Institutes

EPFL institutes are principal organisational units housing the various disciplines in which EPFL’s research enterprise is active. Institutes belong to one or two of EPFL’s Schools, and are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Brain Mind Institute (BMI)

Civil Engineering Institute (IIC)

Digital Humanities Institute

Environmental Engineering Institute (IIE)

Global Health Institute (GHI)

Institute for Area and Global Studies (IAGS)

Institute of Architecture (IA)

Institute of Bioengineering (IBI)

Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC)

Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering (IEM)

Institute of Materials (IMX)

Institute of Mathematics (MATH)

Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IGM)

Interschool Institute Neuro-X (INX)

Institute of Physics (IPHYS)

Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship Institute

Swiss Finance Institute (SFI)

Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC)

EPFL Research Centers

EPFL’s centers build research communities and foster synergies across disciplinary boundaries within the EPFL research enterprise, provide open research platforms that offer access to major research infrastructure, and house research initiatives common to EPFL and other institutions within or beyond the academic world.

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EPFL Facilities I Technology Platforms

EPFL facilities provide access to cutting-edge research infrastructure and expertise to EPFL scientists and students. They are also a place where knowledge and knowhow is shared and where EPFL contributes to advance the state of the art in the techniques covered by each shared facility.

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Interdisciplinary Focus Areas

Interdisciplinary Focus Areas pool the expertise of EPFL scientists on crucial topics that drive the institution’s strategic research agenda and address global challenges and foster innovation.

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