Education at CDH

CDH sits at the crossroads of science, technology and the humanities. We offer academic programs in topics related to the human and social sciences (SHS) and the digital humanities.

Academic programs

Robert Mardini, Director General of the ICRC, speaks to students of the SHS Global Issues course. © David Gentil / 2023 EPFL

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On February 28, around 2,000 EPFL students convened at the SwissTech Convention Center for the Grand Témoin ceremony, a key event of the “Global Issues” course offered by the College of Humanities (CDH). This year’s ceremony featured keynote speaker Robert Mardini, EPFL alumnus and Director General of ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), plus the poster awards for the 2022 Global Issues course.

Academic programs

Social and Human Sciences (SHS) Program

A range of nearly 150 classes available to EPFL Bachelor’s and Master’s students.

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Master of Science in Digital Humanities

Pair advanced computer science skills with applied experience on interdisciplinary projects

Digital Humanities Doctoral Program

For students attract by research in one of the many fields of Digital Humanities.

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The CDH laboratories offer a whole series of semester projects to EPFL students.

Field projects give students a unique learning opportunity where they can obtain practical, first-hand experience.

From the autumn semester 2020, the CDH launches a joint course offer between UNIL and EPFL open to students from both campuses.