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Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, EPFL Switzerland Popular

Official Name
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
German Name
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Lausanne
French Name
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Italian Name
Politecnico Federale di Losanna
2nd Name
Federal polytechnic school of Lausanne
EPFL School / EPFL Switzerland / EPFL Lausanne
Former names
(1853) cole speciale de Lausanne, (1890) ecole d'ingenieurs de l'Universite de Lausanne, (1946) ecole Polytechnique de l'Universite de Lausanne
Ecublens (near Lausanne)
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
1 January 1853
Intl. Students
YES- (International Students)
U+ +alt
Patrick Aebischer
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business (BBA/MBA...)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Economics and Finance
  • Engineering (Civil. Environmental and Geomatic Engineering)
  • Geosciences (Earth Sciences)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Sciences and Technology
Study Languages:
  • English
  • French
Yes(Financial Aids / Scholarships)
  • Bachelor's Degree (3-4 years)
  • Master's Degree (1-4 years)
  • Doctorate Degree (2-6 years)
+41 (0) 21 693 11 11
+41 (0) 21 693 14 89
42(World University Rankings)
National Rank
Distance Edu
No(Distance Learning)
U Exchange
No Report... Please log in to change it.- (Exchange Programs)
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  • Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET)
  • Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS)
Not Reported
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The EPFL, Federal polytechnic school of lausanne, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, in Switzerland, offers 13 complete study programs leading to Bachelor's and Master's degrees in architecture, civil engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, microengineering, materials science, electrical engineering, computer science, communications systems, and life sciences and technology, that conform to the requirements of the Bologna Accords. The Doctoral School gives PhD students an ideal environment in which to study and conduct research. EPFL has more than 250 laboratories whose research places the School among the world's most productive scientific institutions. The School encourages transdisciplinary research and education. The transfer of research results and new technology is also one of EPFL's top priorities. An incubator, coaching services, entrepreneurship study programs and innovation programs stimulate links between EPFL laboratories and business. The Science park is home to more than 100 businesses. The EPFL campus is a dynamic environment of intellectual exchange. Over a hundred nationalities are represented on campus and 50% of our professors come from abroad. Thanks to the efforts of our equal opportunity office, the number of women scientists at EPFL continues to increase. Nearly 25000 students live in the Lausanne metropolitan area.
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Federal polytechnic school of lausanne, EPFL, Founded in 1853, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) has evolved into a top-ranked research and teaching university that attracts some of the best intellects in the world. Uniquely situated in one of Europe's most beautiful places, 10,000 people share this campus and interact daily to learn and explore. More than a hundred nationalities are represented on campus, and 50% of the teaching staff originates from abroad. EPFL offers 19 masters programs in engineering, basic sciences, computer and communication sciences, life sciences, civil engineering, architecture and the environmental studies. Students follow programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level, and enjoy many opportunities for international exchange. The campus is structured to encourage interdisciplinary learning, and students at all levels participate in research projects in the campus' 250 laboratories and research groups. In addition to excellence in education and research, EPFL is committed to technology transfer as a fundamental part of its mission. An average of 10 new start-up companies are formed each year from innovations discovered at the EPFL.

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