ENAC, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
At ENAC, several scientific communities come together under one roof: environmental engineers, civil engineers, architects, and social scientists. Combining disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth, our teaching and research activities contribute to the common goal of finding solutions for a sustainable future by engaging together about the quality of our environment.
ENAC School has a long tradition of interdisciplinarity, such as realized in the teaching program Design Together and different research activities. Furthermore, the School supports initiatives fostering interdisciplinary student projects, such as the Swiss Living Challenge and the Student Kreativity and Innovation Lab (SKIL).
There exist many interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations between the different ENAC laboratories. These common academic activities are visualized by the Affinity Map, which uncovers cohesion within the School in terms of joint teaching activities, co-supervision responsibilities, and co-authored publications.
The latest news
The Smart Living Lab, academic partner of JAU-NE
The Smart Living Lab, research center for the built environment of the future, and cradle to the EPFL Fribourg, is invited to participate as an academic partner to JAU-NE, on 10 May 2019. It will present its research activities by means of demonstrators and a speech by Marilyne Andersen, EPFL professor and academic director of the Smart Living Lab. Log in to social media to win free tickets!
A competition to design a sustainable Olympic Village for the future
On 3–4 May, EPFL will host a competition where students from universities around the world will have 24 hours to design an innovative and environmentally friendly Olympic Village drawing on various academic disciplines. This event is being held in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
At ENAC, students are offered world-class undergraduate and graduate courses, allowing them to become specialists in their own domain of study. Throughout their bachelor education, students acquire the foundation upon which they build their specialization in the master’s degree program.
Hands-on design projects with deliberate exposure to other disciplines add unique value in preserving a broad approach to knowledge and recognizing how each discipline directly or indirectly connects to others.
Mandatory internships in industry and academia give students early exposure to what awaits them after their graduation. Early on in their studies, students experience for themselves the potential and the challenge of interdisciplinary breadth and plant the seeds for their budding careers.
Training the future architects by giving them a solid polytechnic training is the key role of the EPFL Architecture Section: the Bachelor's years constitute a common base, the Master phase crowning the personal development.
EPFL's civil engineering studies enable our students to acquire the knowledge necessary for the development of large-scale projects as well as for their management and realization. The first three years of bachelor's studies focus on acquiring the basics necessary for understanding concepts, mastering construction techniques, evaluating these techniques and integrating them into our natural and built environment.
Our planet faces multiple challenges to the environment, some of the major ones being - climate change, depletion of resources such as drinking water, increasing pollution, human population growth and the loss of biodiversity.
Research within ENAC shapes the environment we live. As part of a world-class science with a strong interdisciplinary culture, it addresses many of the major challenges faced by society today through collaborative research projects.
With over 80 laboratories, ENAC researchers work at the interface between human activities and the biosphere, from underground microbial ecosystems to complex human urban systems.
The Institute of Architecture and the city was established to promote research in architecture and urban planning. This fundamental mission reflects the fact that high-quality architecture, well-constructed structures and buildings that fit in seamlessly with their surroundings, natural and urban landscapes and cultural heritage are clearly in the public interest.
The Civil Engineering Institute at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne performs research in the core disciplines of Civil Engineering : Geo-engineering, hydraulics and fluids, structures and materials, transport and mobility, buildings and energy systems.
IIE research units pioneer adaptation to environmental changes as part of sustainable design. Our emphasis is on translational science based upon rigorous understanding our environment, seamless integration of data and models, humans as integral parts of environmental systems, and development of novel, leading-edge technologies.
To facilitate and encourage outreach and innovation, ENAC actively promotes research partnerships with public and private organizations, tech-transfer, and the launch of spin-offs.
A dedicated industrial liaisons officier and a strategic vigil work with EPFL's Technology Transfer Office to identify promising technologies and provide assistance drafting patents, raising funds, and getting start-ups off the ground.
By partnering with laboratories at ENAC, companies and public entities gain access to some of the most advanced research teams and equipment.
InnoSeed ENAC is an incentive program to encourage innovation and technology transfer at EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
ENAC's Industrial Liaison Officer facilitates the connection with private and public partners. All new opportunities are welcome and special care is taken to build high quality long-term relationships.
smart living lunches
Place and room:
smart living lab, Fribourg room
Category: Conferences - Seminars
INFINITY ROOM I - ArtLab Exhibition
Olivier Christinat, Bogdan Konopka, Catherine Leutenegger
Place and room: ArtLab pavillon central
DH Seminar Lecture - Comics analysis and Indexing
Prof. Jean-Christophe Burie de l'Université de la Rochelle - France
Directeur Adjoint du Laboratoire L3i
Responsable pédagogique de la section Apprentissage du Master ICONE
Place and room: BC 420
Category: Conferences - Seminars
Aleksandra Petersone Aleksandra is a PhD candidate under supervision of Prof. Christopher Tucci. She joined the Chair of Corporate Strategy & Innovation in September 2018 after having worked at Goldman Sachs in London since 2013. Her research focuses on FinTech Innovation. She is the recipient of EPFLInnovators doctoral fellowship that supports young researchers in pursuing entrepreneurial activities through their PhD studies. Aleksandra holds a Master’s degree from London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Amsterdam. https://people.epfl.ch/aleksandra.petersone
Place and room: RLC A1 230
Category: Internal trainings
Statistical and physical characterization of rainfall-driven overland flow morphologies
Place and room: ELA 1
Category: Thesis defenses
Exhibition Opening The Living City
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Category: Cultural events
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Category: Call for proposal