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. Its main campus brings together over 14,000 persons, students, researchers and staff in the same magical place. Because of its dynamism and rich student community, EPFL has been able to create a special spirit imbued with curiosity and simplicity. Daily interactions amongst students, researchers and entrepreneurs on campus give rise to new scientific, technological and architectural projects.
A world-class degree
13 Bachelor and 24 Master complete study programs 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.
Research: unique centres of competence
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.
Technology transfer: the courage to venture
The campus offers services and facilities to transform scientific excellence into economic competitiveness, jobs and quality of life. A breeding ground for new companies, coaching services, study programmes in entrepreneurship and innovation programmes foster relations between the laboratories and the companies.
The Innovation Square and the Science Park welcomes on the EPFL site, EPFL Innovation Park welcomes more than 150 start-up and leading research centres of prestigious companies such as Debiopharm, Nestle, Logitech, Credit Suisse, Constellium and Cisco and Siemens just to mention a few. The infrastructure and high tech technological platforms (clean rooms, high performance computing centres, biomedical imaging centres etc.) within a campus with over 4000 researchers worldwide offers ideal conditions to generate new ideas and new partnerships. The Innovation Square should create and receive over 2'000 jobs. The EPFL Innovation Park announced in 2015 over 1750 jobs.