Molecules of Life, Molecules of Dream
Science of the creation and pillar of all industries, chemistry is currently the central discipline of modern research, at the crossroads of all natural sciences.
Understanding a biological mechanism, dreaming of and producing a new drug, creating a revolutionary material or a clean and safe manufacturing process, designing new energy sources for humanity’s future, understanding the subtle balances governing our environment to protect it: these are all missions that today’s chemists and chemical engineers have to perform.
The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Section is currently the largest chemistry school in Switzerland in terms of its annual number of graduates. It trains scientists and engineers of the highest level in the field of chemistry, chemical engineering and biotechnology and offers a Bachelor at 180 credits and two Masters, the Master in Molecular and Biological Chemistry and the Master in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
Holders of a Masters degree or an equivalent title can also undertake doctoral studies at the Doctoral School (EDCH).
The Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) brings together different areas of research.
The chemists on the slopes
The famous ski weekend for the chemistry students community, organised by the Association of Chemistry Students, took place from 21st to 23rd February and gathered 100 students in a chalet in Evolène.
Real-life immersion in chemistry labs
More and more high-school student are welcomed in the chemistry laboratories.
High School Students Discover Chemistry & Materials Science
During the first week of February, 15 high school students from all around Switzerland had the opportunity to conduct research in the fields of chemistry and materials science in the labs of EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne.