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École Polytechnique Fédérale
de Lausanne (EPFL)



EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) is one of two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. Like its sister institution, ETHZ, it has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level.

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, 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 to various circles: universities and engineering schools, developing and emerging countries, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and economy, political circles and the general public.

With over 350 laboratories and research groups on campus and its unique structure, EPFL fosters transdisciplinary research and promotes partnerships with other institutions and companies. It continuously combines fundamental research and engineering.