Research at CDM

The faculty members of the College are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in the field of management, policy and finance. They publish broadly in important academic and public journals and regularly receive honors and awards.

Being a small faculty with only nineteen professors, the College is not taken into consideration by most of the international rankings. An exception is the CWTS Leiden Ranking, which uses size-independent indicators. In the Leiden Ranking 2014, EPFL ranks 21st in the world and 3rd in Europe in Social Sciences, confirming CDM’s strong scientific impact on the international stage.

The College’s high quality research is also reflected in the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™, which provides a ranking of the best Business Schools based on publications in 24 leading journals. If we take into account the number of publications and eliminate journals specialized in fields where the College is not currently active (e.g. Accounting and Marketing), [email protected] is placed 13th in Europe and 1st in Switzerland for the period from 2010 to 2014. However, if we conduct a per capita performance analysis for the same journals, EPFL also ranks first in Europe.

Institutes

MTEI

Management of Technology

The Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship Institute has been created to foster research and to offer strong programs in the fields of management of technology & entrepreneurship.

SFI

Finance

The Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL has been created to foster research in finance and to develop a strong offering of programs in finance and financial engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The focus is on the areas within finance that have a natural interaction with mathematics, statistics, engineering, and science, namely, mathematical finance, financial econometrics, and entrepreneurial finance.

ITPP

Technology & Public Policy

The Institute of Technology & Public Policy (ITPP) has been created to foster research at the interface between technology and public policy. The Institute is uniquely positioned to address some of today’s grand challenges by combining technological solutions with appropriate policy-relevant strategic thinking and operational responses.