École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
|Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne|
|École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne|
|Budget||803 million CHF|
|Affiliations||AUF, EUA, Eurotech, CLUSTER, RESCIF and TIME|
The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, English: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) is a university specialising in science, engineering and technology located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.
The school was founded by the Swiss Federal Government with the stated mission to:
- Educate engineers and scientists
- Be a national center of excellence in science and technology
- Provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry
EPFL is consistently rated among the top universities in the World for engineering, natural and life sciences. It was ranked 17th in the World overall and 10th in engineering by QS World University Rankings, and 34th overall and 12th in engineering by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
EPFL is located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland; the sister institution in the German-speaking part of Switzerland is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich). Associated with several specialised research institutes, the two universities form the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain), which is directly dependent on the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. In connection with research and teaching activities, EPFL operates a nuclear reactor CROCUS, a Tokamak Fusion reactor, a Blue Gene/Q Supercomputer and P3 bio-hazard facilities.
- 1 History
- 2 Admission and education
- 3 Reputation
- 4 Campus
- 5 Students and traditions
- 6 Scientific partners
- 7 Organization
- 8 Notable affiliates
- 9 Gallery
- 10 Partner universities
- 11 Notes and references
- 12 See also
- 13 External links
The roots of modern day EPFL can be traced back to the foundation of a private school under the name École spéciale de Lausanne in 1853 at the initiative of Lois Rivier, a graduate of École Centrale Paris and John Gay, the then professor and rector of the Académie de Lausanne. At its inception it had only eleven students and the offices was located at Rue du Valentin in Lausanne. In 1869, it became the technical department of the public Académie de Lausanne. When the Académie was reorganised and acquired the status of a university in 1890, the technical faculty changed its name to École d'ingénieurs de l'Université de Lausanne. In 1946, it was renamed the École polytechnique de l'Université de Lausanne (EPUL). In 1969, the EPUL was separated from the rest of the University of Lausanne and became a federal institute under its current name. EPFL, like ETH Zurich, is thus directly controlled by the Swiss federal government. In contrast, all other universities in Switzerland are controlled by their respective cantonal governments. Following the nomination of Patrick Aebischer as president in 2000, EPFL has started to develop into the field of life sciences. It absorbed the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) in 2008.
In 1946, there were 360 students. In 1969, EPFL had 1,400 students and 55 professors. In the past two decades the university has grown rapidly and as of 2012 roughly 14,000 people study or work on campus, about 9,300 of these beings Bachelor, Master or PhD students. As EPFL first became a federal institute under its current name in 1969, with a student body of then less than 1500, the university is included in the Times Higher Education list of top 100 universities under 50 years old. The environment at modern day EPFL is highly international with the school now attracting top students and researchers from all over the world. More than 125 countries are represented on the campus and the university has two official languages, French and English.
EPFL hosted the 2015 Negotiations on Iran nuclear deal framework. The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China (P5 +1) were represented respectively by Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, John Kerry (U.S. Secretary of State), Philip Hammond (British Foreign Secretary), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (German Foreign Minister), Laurent Fabius (French Foreign Minister), Alexey Karpov (Russian Deputy Political Director) and Wu Hailong (Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations).
Admission and education
Like every public university in Switzerland, EPFL is obliged to grant admission to every Swiss resident who took the maturité high-school certificate recognized by the Swiss Federation. As such, for Swiss students, EPFL is not selective in its undergraduate admission procedures.
The real selection process happens during the first year of study. This period is called the propaedeutic cycle and the students must pass a block examination of all the courses taken during the first year at the end of the cycle. If the weighted average is insufficient, a student is required to retake the entire first year of coursework if they wish to continue their studies at the school. Roughly 50% of students fail the first year of study, and many of them choose to drop out rather than repeat the first year. The failure rate for the propaedeutic cycle differs between fields of study, it is highest for Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering majors where only 30-40% of students pass the first year.
For foreign students, the selection procedure towards the undergraduate program is rather strict, and since most undergraduate courses are taught in French, foreign students must provide documentation of having acquired a level B2 proficiency as measured on the CEF scale, though C1 proficiency is recommended.
As at all universities in Switzerland, the academic year is divided into two semesters. Regular time to reach graduation is six semesters for the Bachelor of Science degree and four additional semesters for the Master of Science degree. Though only 58% of the student's who manage to graduate are able to graduate within this time-period. The possibility to study abroad for one or two semesters is offered during the 3rd year of study under certain conditions as EPFL maintains several long-standing student exchange programs, such as the junior year engineering and science program with Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, as well as a graduate Aeronautics and Aerospace program with the ISAE in France. The final semester is dedicated to writing a thesis.
Entrepreneurship is actively encouraged to foster a start-up culture among the student body as evident by the EPFL-Innovationpark being an integral part of campus. Since 1997, 12 start-ups have been created per year on average by EPFL students and faculty. In the year 2013, a total of 105 million CHF was raised by EPFL start-ups.
|University Rankings 2015|
|Engineering & Technology|
The three most widely observed international university rankings, QS World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks EPFL No. 2, No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the field of Engineering and Technology on continental Europe in their 2014–2015 rankings. In the rankings EPFL competes with Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and its sister institution, ETH Zurich, for the European top five spots in Engineering and Technology.
QS World University Ranking 2014 ranks EPFL world No. 17, reaching world No. 10 in Engineering and world No. 16 in the Natural Sciences subcategories. Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 ranks EPFL world No. 19 and Europe No. 3 in the Engineering, Technology and Computer Sciences category, behind Cambridge and notably ahead of ETH Zurich and American universities such as Caltech and Princeton. THE World University Rankings 2014–2015 ranks EPFL world No. 34 and world No. 12 in the Engineering and Technology subcategory.
EPFL typically scores high on faculty to student ratio, international outlook and scientific impact. The specialised CWTS Leiden Ranking that "aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities" ranks EPFL world No. 13 and No. 1 in Europe in the 2013 rankings for all the sciences. Similarly, in the THE World University Rankings 2014-2015, EPFL ranks 15th in the world and 2nd in Europe on the citation index score.
The reputation of EPFL as a strong research institution has been further strengthened by a number of high-profile projects, the most notable of these being the Blue Brain Project that in 2013 secured a 0.5 Billion Euro Flagship Grant from the European Commission.
Although EPFL generally rank well on academic measures such as citation index and scientific impact, due to the young age of the school, it tends to rank comparatively low in name-brand surveys, a recent example being the Times 2015 reputation ranking where EPFL was ranked No. 48 in the world. In recent years, multiple EPFL faculty members has been selected as Young Global Leader or as Young Scientist by the World Economic Forum, increasing the visibility of EPFL outside tech-circles.
The École d'ingénieurs de l'Université de Lausanne, from which EPFL in its modern day form originates, was located in the center of Lausanne. In 1974, 5 years after EPFL was separated from University of Lausanne and became a federal institute under its current name, the construction of a new campus at Dorigny in Écublens, a suburb south-west of Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva, began. The inauguration of the first EPFL buildings of the new campus took place in 1978.
The EPFL campus has been evolving ever since. The first stage of the development plans, with a total budget of 462 million Swiss francs, was completed in 1984 and in 1990 the second stage was completed. The construction of the northern parts of campus began in 1995 with the construction of the Microtechnology building, completed in 1998, and the architecture building, completed in 2000. In 2002, the department of architecture also moved to the campus in Écublens, uniting all departments of EPFL on the same site. The latest addition to the EPFL campus is the Rolex Learning Center completed February 2010. The Rolex Learning Center includes areas for work, leisure and services and is located at the center of the campus. The EPFL campus is now being expanded with the construction of the Swiss Tech Convention Center to be completed in 2014.
Together with the University of Lausanne, also located in Écublens, the EPFL forms a vast campus, welcoming about 20,000 students, at the shores of Lake Geneva. The campus is served by the Lausanne Metro Line 1 (M1) and is equipped with an electric bicycle sharing system. Since 2012, only electricity from certified hydroelectric generation is being bought by EPFL to power it's campus. EPFL was the first campus to receive the International Sustainable Campus Excellence Award by the International Sustainable Campus Network.
Of the 14,000 people that work and study at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne campus, roughly 9.300 are students in either Bachelor, Master or Doctoral programs, the remaining 4,700 being administrative staff, scientists, technical staff, professors and the entrepreneurs located in the Science Park EPFL7. More than 125 nationalities are present on campus with 48% of the student population being foreign nationals.
Almost all of the structures of the EPFL are located on its main campus. However, it also has branches in Neuchâtel ("Microcity"), in Sion ("Pôle EPFL Valais"), in Geneva (Campus Biotech, including the Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-engineering) and in Fribourg ("Smart Living Lab").
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- Late 1970s–1980s: modularised building, used today by the Schools of Basic Sciences and Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- 1990s: buildings with institutes from the Schools of Engineering Sciences and Techniques, Computer and Communication Sciences, and the Scientific Park (PSE)
- Modern: new buildings (2002–2004) with Microengineering, Communications and Architecture institutes, the School of Life Sciences and the College of Management.
- The Learning Center, a new library (2010)
- 2014: The Swiss Tech Convention Center and the "Quartier Nord" (convention center, student accommodation, shops...)
Facilities are available on the campus for the students and staff:
- Libraries: the Learning Center
- Restaurants: Le Copernic and La Table de Vallotton
- Cafeterias: La Coupole, Le Corbusier, Le Parmentier, Le Vinci, BMX (Bâtiment des matériaux), BC (Bâtiment des communications), L'Arcadie, Le Hodler, Le Klee, L'Ornithorynque
- Bar: Satellite
- Travel agencies: Swiss Federal Railways and STA Travel
- Banks: Credit Suisse and PostFinance
- Radio: Fréquence Banane (student radio)
- Conference centre: the Swiss Tech Convention Center
- Museums: Musée Bolo and Archizoom
- Student housing: Quartier Nord (Atrium) and Les Estudiantines.
- Microcity (in Neuchâtel): "A temple dedicated to innovation" ( Patrick Aebischer)
- EPFL Fribourg: "The EPFL Fribourg outpost develops its activities in the fields of technology, construction and sustainable architecture. Besides the activities of advanced research, it designs, with the School of Engineering and Architecture HEIA-FR and the University of Fribourg, the Smart Living Lab, a new interuniversity pole of competence. Its location at the heart of the blueFACTORY innovation park will allow it to exploit the development potential of public-private partnerships offered by this opportunity and will contribute to the future National Innovation Park." (EPFL website)
- EPFL also has satellite facilities in Sion, Geneva, and Basel.
Students and traditions
The number of students attending studying at EPFL has been rising heavily since EPFL was formed in 1969 under its current name. In 1969 EPFL had roughly 1400 students, that number had grown to 2367 by 1982, 4302 by 1997 and now 9921 students in 2014. Within the student body, 112 different nationalities are represented. In the period from 1982 to 2014 the female proportion of the student body has increased from 12% to 27%. The proportion of female students is lowest at the School of Computer Science and Communication, 15%, and highest at the School of Life Sciences, 49%.
The school encourages the formation of associations and sports activities on campus. As of 2012 more than 79 associations exist on campus for recreational and social purposes. In addition, the school has its own monthly newspaper, Flash. Included in the 79 associations are
- AGEPoly is the Student's Association of the EPFL. The purpose of AGEPoly is to represent the EPFL's students, defend the general interests of the students and inform and consult its members on decisions of the EPFL Direction that concern them.
- The Forum is an EPFL student association responsible for organisation of the Forum EPFL. The Forum was founded in 1982 as a platform for exchange and meeting between the academic and professional communities. Today, the Forum EPFL is one of the largest recrouting events in Europe.
- UNIPOLY is the EPFL Association for Sustainable Development, the Association works to create awareness of sustainable developmenent on campus and in western Switzerland. UNIPOLY is part of the World Student Community for Sustainable Development, an international network of student organisations for sustainable development consisting of EPFL, ETH Zurich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, University of Fort Hare, University of Nairobi, Chalmers, and University of Yaounde.
Several music festivals are held yearly at EPFL. The most important one is the Balélec Festival, organised in May. The festival wellcomes 15,000 visitors to around 30 concerts. Other smaller festivals include Sysmic organised in April by the students of the Department of Microengineering, hosting two stages for local and national bands, and Artiphys, organised by the students of the Physics Department.
The Archimedean Oath is an ethical code of practice for engineers and technicians, similar to the Hippocratic Oath used in the medical world:
"I commit to keeping completely, to the full extent of my capacities and judgment, the following promises:
I shall use my knowledge for the benefit of mankind. I shall not put my skill to the service of people who do not respect Human Rights I shall not permit consideration regarding religion, nationality, race, sex, wealth and politics to harm people affected by my actions. I shall bear the entire responsibility for my actions and shall in no way discharge them on another. I shall practice in respect for the environment. I shall not use my knowledge for destructive purposes. I shall practice my profession in complete intellectual honesty, with conscience and dignity. I solemnly take this oath, freely and on my honour."
- EPFL is the official scientific advisor of Alinghi, twice winners of the America's cup 2003 and 2007.
- Solar Impulse is a Swiss long-range solar powered aircraft project developed at EPFL, the project eventual hopes to achieve the first circumnavigation of the world using only solar power.
- The Hydroptère, is an experimental sailing hydrofoil that in 2009 broke the world speed sailing record, sustaining a speed of 52.86 knots (97.90 km/h; 60.83 mph) for 500m in 30 knots of wind
- EPFL contributed to the construction of SwissCube-1. It is the first satellite entirely built in Switzerland. It was put into orbit on 23 September 2009 by the Indian launcher PSLV.
- To better understand the relationship between nutrition and the brain, EPFL and the Nestlé research center has signed a five-year agreement providing 5 million CHF each year for the creation of two new chairs at the EPFL Brain Mind Institute.
- Logitech and EPFL has announced the creation of the EPFL Logitech Incubator that will provide financial, educational and operational support in entrepreneurship to researchers and students.
- Breitling Orbiter became the first balloon to circumnavigate the earth non-stop in March 1999. The balloon was piloted by Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones.
- The Human Brain Project is the successor of the EPFL Blue Brain Project. The project is directed by EPFL and involves 86 institutions across Europe. The total cost is estimated at 1.190 billion euros.
EPFL is organised into seven schools, themselves formed of institutes that group research units (laboratories or chairs) around common themes. The seven schools at EPFL:
- School of Basic Sciences (SB, Thomas Rizzo)
- Mathematics Institute of Computational Science and Engineering (MATHICSE, Alfio Quarteroni)
- Mathematics institute of Analysis and Applications (MATHAA, Anthony Davison)
- Mathematics Institute of Geometry and Applications, (MATHGEOM, Eva Bayer-Fluckiger)
- Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC, Paul Dyson)
- Institute of Physics of Energy and Particles (IPEP, Minh Quang Tran)
- Institute of Condensed Matter Physics (IPMC, Wolf-Dieter Schneider)
- Institute of Physics of Biological Systems (IPSB, Giovanni Dietler)
- Institute of Physical Sciences (SPH-GE, Jean-Philippe Ansermet)
- Institute of Quantum Electronics and Photonics (IPEQ, Benoît Deveaud-Plédran)
- Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP, Alfonso Baldereschi)
- Institute of Computational Condensed Matter Physics (IRRMA, Alfonso Baldereschi)
- Interdisciplinary Center for Electron Microscopy (CIME, Cécile Hébert)
- Center for Research in Plasma Physics (CRPP, Minh Quang Tran)
- PRN Quantum Photonics (PRN-QP, Benoît Deveaud-Plédran)
- Bernoulli Center (CIB, Nicolas Monod)
- School of Engineering (STI, Demetri Psaltis)
- Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEL, Giovanni De Micheli)
- Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IGM, Daniel Favrat)
- Institute of Materials (IMX, Andreas Mortensen)
- Institute of Microengineering(IMT, Nico de Rooij)
- Institute of Bioengineering (IBI, Jeffrey Hubbell)
- School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC, Marilyne Andersen)
- School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC, James Larus)
- Algorithms & Theoretical Computer Science
- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
- Computational Biology
- Computer Architecture & Integrated Systems
- Data Management & Information Retrieval
- Graphics & Vision
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Information & Communication Theory
- Programming Languages & Formal Methods
- Security & Cryptography
- Signal & Image Processing
- School of Life Sciences (SV, Gisou van der Goot)
- Bachelor-Master Teaching Section in Life Sciences and Technologies (SSV)
- Brain Mind Institute (BMI, Carmen Sandi)
- Institute of Bioengineering (IBI, Melody Swartz)
- Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC, Douglas Hanahan)
- Global Health Institute (GHI, Stewart T. Cole)
- Ten Technology Platforms & Core Facilities (PTECH)
- Center for Phenogenomics (CPG)
- NCCR Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases (NCCR-SYNAPSY)
- College of Management of Technology (CDM, Philippe Gillet)
- Swiss Finance Institute at EPFL (CDM-SFI, Damir Filipovic)
- Program of Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship (CDM-PMTE, Christopher Tucci)
- Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization (CDM-ENTC, Marc Gruber)
- Institute of Logistics, Economy and Management of Technology (ILEMT, Dominique Foray)
- Management of Technology EPFL – UNIL (CMT, Francis-Luc Perret)
- College of Humanities (CDH, Francesco Panese)
- Human and social sciences teaching program (CDH-SHS, Eric Junod)
In addition to the seven schools there are seven closely related institutions
- Swiss Cancer Centre
- Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM)
- Centre for Advanced Modelling Science (CADMOS)
- École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL)
- Campus Biotech
- Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-engineering
- Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
- Guy Berruyer (chief executive of Sage Group)
- Aart de Geus (Chairman, founder and CEO of Synopsys)
- George de Mestral (Electrical engineer, inventor of Velcro)
- André Gorz (Austrian-French philosopher and economist)
- Martin Vetterli (Scientist in the field of Digital Signal Processing, president of the Swiss National Science Foundation)
- Daniel Borel (Co-founder of Logitech)
- Franck Riboud (CEO of Danone)
- André Kudelski (CEO of Kudelski)
- Jean-Daniel Nicoud (Swiss computer scientist)
- Othman Benjelloun (Moroccan businessman)
- Daniel Brélaz (Swiss Mathematician, Politician and Environmentalist)
- Stefan Kudelski (Industrialist, inventor of the Nagra)
- Luc Recordon (Swiss politician)
- André Borschberg (Businessman and pilot, founder of the Solar Impulse project)
Doctorates honoris causa
The EPFL has awarded a doctorate honoris causa to several people:
- 2013 : Fabiola Gianotti, John A. Rogers, Christos Papadimitriou
- 2012 : David Donoho, Emily Carter
- 2011 : Hanna Damasio, Antonio R. Damasio, Roberto Car, Subra Suresh
- 2010 : Jerry Yang, Pierre-Louis Lions, Shirley Jackson (physicist)
- 2009 : Pascale Cossart, Joseph Sifakis, Ahmed Zewail
- 2008 : Al Gore, Deborah Estrin, Christian Menn
- 2007 : Paul Allen, Catherine Bréchignac, David Forney
- 2006 : Manuel Castells, Paul Gray, Claude Nobs
- 2005 : Odile Jacob, Klaus Töpfer, Alexandre Chorin
- 2004 : Merton C. Flemings, Nicolas Gisin, Leslie Lamport
- 2003 : Claudie Haigneré, John L. Hennessy, Sumio Iijima, Jörg Schlaich
- 2001 : Ingrid Daubechies, Michel Serres, Charles Weissmann, Kurt Wüthrich
- 1999 : René Berger, Hans Beutler, Klaus Schwab
- 1998 : Beat Richner, Jeanne Hersch, Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
- 1997 : Konrad Basler, Hiroyasu Funakubo, Bernard Huet
- 1996 : Jean-Pierre Changeux, Bernhard Hirt, Nico Weserhof
- 1995 : Marie-Claude Gaudel, Edward J.Kramer, Elliott Lieb
- 1994 : Arun Netravali, Erich Spitz, Branco Weiss
- 1993 : René Badan, Claude Nicollier, Jean-Claude Piguet, Alvaro Siza, Hugo Thiemann
- 1992 : John M. Ball, Daniel Borel, Rudolf Grüetter
- 1991 : Gérard Bauer, Jean-René Bory, Olivier Reverdin, Henri Rieben
- 1990 : Heinz Lienhard, Martin Peter
- 1986 : Stefan Kudelski
- Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, (Guest Professor, Architecture), Pritzker Prize 1992
- Amin Shokrollahi (Professor, Computer Science and Communication Systems and Mathematics. Best known for the invention of Raptor codes)
- Edouard Bugnion (Swiss software architect and businessman, VMware cofounder)
- Arjen Lenstra (Professor, cryptographic algorithms)
- Claude Nicollier (Professor, spatial technology and astronaut)
- Daniel Thalmann (Professor, Computer Science and Communication Systems, Pioneer in Virtual Humans)
- Dario Floreano (Professor, intelligent systems)
- David Chipperfield, British architect, (Guest Professor, Architecture)
- Denis Duboule (Professor, Life Sciences)
- Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese architect, (Guest Professor, Architecture), Pritzker Prize 2011
- Giovanni De Micheli (Professor, integrated systems)
- Henry Markram (Professor, neurology)
- Jean-Daniel Nicoud (Professor, computer science, inventor of the modern ball mouse)
- János Pach (Professor, Mathematics, One of the few living Mathematicians with Erdos Number 1)
- Kuppuswamy Kalyanasundaram (Professor of Chemistry, founder of Project Madurai)
- Luigi Snozzi
- Lyesse Laloui (Professor and director of Laboratory of Soil Mechanics, et directeur du programme doctoral en Mécanique )
- Martin Odersky (Professor, programming methods, inventor of Scala)
- Martin Vetterli (Professor in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences EPFL and President of the National Research Council at Swiss National Science Foundation)
- Michael Grätzel (Professor, Photonics and Interfaces Sciences, Inventor of the dye-sensitized solar cells)
- Minh Quang Tran (Professor, physics of energy and particles)
- Reymond Clavel (Professor, robotics and micro engineering, inventor of the Delta robot)
- Serge Vaudenay (Professor, security and cryptography)
Buildings and campus
- Swiss tech convention center.JPG
Swiss Tech Convention Center in February 2015.
- EPFL Piccard avenue.jpg
A view of the Avenue Piccard.
The BM building.
The BM building.
- Allée microtéchnique, SG EPFL.jpg
Between the BM and BP buildings.
- EPFL Stalingrad 2.jpg
The SG square.
- EPFL BC.jpg
The BC building.
- EPFL BC Inside.jpg
Inside the BC Building.
- Rolex Learning Center 07-2009.jpg
The EPFL Learning Centre.
- EPFL Esplanade.jpg
The CO building.
The Odyssea building.
The esplanade in winter.
- EPFL Swiss Tech convention centre under construction oct 2013.JPG
Swiss Tech Convention Center under construction in October 2013.
Projects and partnerships
- Alinghi Valence 2007 SUI 91 et SUI 100.JPG
Boats of Alinghi.
- Biowall 2.jpg
- Musee Bolo-IMG 1580.jpg
The Musée Bolo.
The EPFL has 179 partner universities around the globe.
- 23x15px Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- 23x15px University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Austria
- 23x15px University of Vienna, Austria
- 23x15px University of Freiburg, Germany
- 23x15px University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
- 23x15px Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
- 23x15px Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
- 23x15px University of Magdeburg, Germany
- 23x15px University of Marburg, Germany
- 23x15px Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany
- 23x15px Technical University of Berlin, Germany
- 23x15px Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
- 23x15px Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
- 23x15px Dresden University of Technology, Germany
- 23x15px Technical University of Munich, Germany
- 23x15px University of Ulm, Germany
- 23x15px University of Bonn, Germany
- 23x15px University of Karlsruhe, Germany
- 23x15px University of Stuttgart, Germany
- 23x15px Faculté polytechnique de Mons, Belgium
- 23x15px Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
- 23x15px University of Liège, Belgium
- 23x15px Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
- 23x15px Ghent University, Belgium
- 23x15px Sofia University, Bulgaria
- 23x15px Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
- 23x15px Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
- 23x15px Aalborg University, Denmark
- 23x15px Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
- 23x15px Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
- 23x15px Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
- 23x15px University of Helsinki, Finland
- 23x15px École Centrale Paris, France
- 23x15px École d'Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires, Marne-la-Vallée, France
- 23x15px École des Mines d'Alès, France
- 23x15px École des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux, France
- 23x15px École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France
- 23x15px École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon, Lyon, France
- 23x15px École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Marseille-Luminy Marseille, France
- 23x15px École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, France
- 23x15px École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg, France
- 23x15px École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM), Paris, France
- 23x15px École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, France
- 23x15px École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
- 23x15px Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, France
- 23x15px École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
- 23x15px École polytechnique (" X ", Palaiseau), France
- 23x15px École Supérieure d'Electricité (Supélec), Gif sur Yvette, France
- 23x15px École supérieure d'ingénieurs en électronique et électrotechnique, ESIEE, Noisy, France
- 23x15px École supérieure de chimie physique électronique de Lyon, France
- 23x15px Fondation EPF, Sceaux, France
- 23x15px Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon, France
- 23x15px Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Rouen, France
- 23x15px Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Strasbourg, France
- 23x15px Institut National polytechnique de Grenoble, France
- 23x15px Institut National polytechnique de Toulouse, France
- 23x15px Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE), Toulouse, France
- 23x15px École polytechnique universitaire de Montpellier (Polytech'Montpellier), Montpellier, France
- 23x15px Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France
- 23x15px Upper Alsace University, France
- 23x15px Université de la Méditerranée, Aix-Marseille II, France
- 23x15px Université de Poitiers, France
- 23x15px Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg 1, France
- 23x15px Université Paris 13 (Paris-Nord), France
- 23x15px Université Paris Dauphine, France
- 23x15px National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- 23x15px University of Patras, Greece
- 23x15px Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece
- 23x15px Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- 23x15px Technical University of Crete, Greece
- 23x15px Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
- 23x15px University College Dublin, Ireland
- 23x15px Dublin City University, Ireland
- 23x15px Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
- 23x15px University Iuav of Venice (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia), Italy
- 23x15px Politecnico di Bari, Italy
- 23x15px Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- 23x15px Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- 23x15px Università di Bologna, Italy
- 23x15px Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
- 23x15px Università degli Studi di Cassino, Italy
- 23x15px Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
- 23x15px Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
- 23x15px Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
- 23x15px Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy
- 23x15px Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy
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Notes and references
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- "EPFL en ciffres" (PDF). EPFL. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- "Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)". http://www.studyinginswitzerland.ch.
- "École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL". http://academicpositions.eu.
- "Crocus – Forschungsreaktor der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule Lausanne (EPFL)". http://www.energienucleaire.ch.
- "Shaping the Future of Fusion". https://www.efda.org. 27 May 2013.
- "IBM BlueGene supercomputer". http://www.neuronano.net.
- "About École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne". http://www.flammaedu.com.
- "QS University World University Rankings 2014". Retrieved 3 October 2014.
- "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014". Retrieved 3 October 2014.
- "Times Higher Education Ranking". Retrieved 3 October 2014.
- "Leiden ranking". Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- "Blue Brain Project". Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- Campus roule, www.publibike.ch (page visited on 15 May 2013).
- "Quarante ans de campus durable". http://actualites.epfl.ch.
- "présentation epfl". www.epfl.ch.
- EPFL Valais (page visited on 23 August 2013).
- About EPFL Middle East , www.epfl.ae (page visited on 9 May 2013).
- Service des sports UNIL-EPFL, sport.unil.ch (page visited on 10 May 2013).
- "AGEPoly at EPFL".
- "Forum at EPFL".
- "UNIPoly at EPFL".
- Serment d'Archimèdes
- "SwissCube Website".
- "Human brain project". Retrieved 5 October 2013.
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