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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university. It receives students, professors and staff from over 120 nationalities. With both a Swiss and international calling, it is therefore guided by a constant wish to open up; its missions of teaching, research and partnership impact various circles: universities and engineering schools, developing and emerging countries, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and economy, political circles and the general public.

With the status of a national school since 1969, the young engineering school has grown in many dimensions, to the extent of becoming one of the most famous European institutions of science and technology. Like its sister institution in Zurich, ETHZ, it has three core missions: training, research and technology transfer. Associated with several specialised research institutes, the two Ecoles Polytechniques (Institutes of Technology) form the EPF domain , which is directly dependent on the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER).

With over 350 laboratories and research groups on campus, EPFL is one of Europe’s most innovative and productive scientific institutions. Ranked top 3 in Europe and top 20 worldwide in many scientific rankings, EPFL has attracted the best researchers in their fields.

The School’s unique structure fosters trans-disciplinary research and promotes partnerships with other institutions. It continuously combines fundamental research and engineering.

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13 complete study programmes, from Bachelors to Masters, are offered in Engineering, Basic Sciences, Information Technology and Communication, Life Sciences, as well as in the field of Construction, Architecture and the Environment. They are accompanied by exchange programmes in the world’s best institutions and industrial internships to better understand the realities of the corporate world.

The Doctoral School allows PHD students of the same discipline to work within a community that goes beyond their laboratory. PHD students at EPFL benefit from unique skills and excellent infrastructure to conduct their research. Further training allows students to strengthen and update their skills and knowledge in a rapidly evolving business environment.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Route Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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+41 21 693 11 11

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EPFL is located in Lausanne in Switzerland, on the shores of the largest lake in Europe, Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps and Mont-Blanc.