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    EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) is a technical university that specializes in education and research. It includes disciplines ranging from the basic sciences to engineering, architecture, and the life sciences.
    HQLausanne, CH
    Employee Ratings4.4

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    Employees (est.) (Apr 2022)6,466(+2%)
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    Key People/Management at EPFL

    Martin Vetterli

    Martin Vetterli

    Gisou van der Goot

    Gisou van der Goot

    Vice President for Responsible Transformation
    Matthias Gäumann

    Matthias Gäumann

    Vice President for Operations
    Jan S. Hesthaven

    Jan S. Hesthaven

    Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Ursula Oesterle

    Ursula Oesterle

    Vice President for Innovation
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    EPFL Office Locations

    EPFL has an office in Lausanne
    Lausanne, CH (HQ)
    Rte Cantonale
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    EPFL Financials and Metrics

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    EPFL News and Updates

    Increasing efficiency in artificial photosynthesis

    Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a new approach to artificial photosynthesis, a method for harvesting solar energy that produces hydrogen as a clean fuel from water.

    EPFL scientists reveal the magnificent complexity of the Alhambra

    EPFL scientists have studied the unique features of the decorative vaulting known as muqarnas in Spain’s Alhambra palace and fortress complex. Muqarnas are commonly found in Islamic architecture, yet they are poorly understood by the architectural community and the little data that exist on them hav…

    Making quantum computers even more powerful

    Engineers at EPFL have developed a method for reading several qubits – the smallest unit of quantum data – at the same time. Their method paves the way to a new generation of even more powerful quantum computers.

    Mind-controlled robots now one step closer

    Two EPFL research groups teamed up to develop a machine-learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot. The program adjusts the robot’s movements based on electrical signals from the brain. The hope is that with this invention, tetraplegic patients will be able t…

    The climate system relies on microscopic particles

    Scientists from EPFL and the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) have discovered a new source of organic phosphorus that is fertilizing remote marine ecosystems via atmospheric particles. This finding could help researchers better understand how marine ecosystems respond to climate change.

    EPFL Blogs

    May 18th: Circular Economy in Agrifoodtech

    The event - presented by BusinessIn - proposes to look into the concept of circular economy to boost sustainability in the agrifoodtech ecosystem. The event will be held in French and German.

    May 31st: Cultured Meat – Deep Dive

    Join a panel of experts as they deep dive into the topic of cultured meat. The event is presented by the Swiss Food and Nutrition Valley - open to all.

    June 14th: InnoFood & co

    Organised by the Cluster Food & Nutrition, don't miss the opportunity to participate in this annual meeting for the actors of the Swiss agri-food ecosystem.

    June 15th: GDI Food Innovation Conference

    For the 2nd International Food Innovation Conference of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, ELSA-Mifroma Group (Migros Industrie) is pleased to support the promotion of young talents and offers 10 tickets for 10 students.

    Interview – Prof. Alexandre Persat

    Prof. Alexandre Persat leads a team interested in understanding how physical environment of the intestine affect microbiota composition.

    Interview – Prof. Ardemis Boghossian

    Prof. Ardemis Boghossian, the head of Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology, gives us a glimpse of her research work in relation with smart food packaging.
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    EPFL Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was EPFL founded?

      EPFL was founded in 1853.

    • Who are EPFL key executives?

      EPFL's key executives are Martin Vetterli, Gisou van der Goot and Matthias Gäumann.

    • How many employees does EPFL have?

      EPFL has 6,466 employees.

    • Who are EPFL competitors?

      Competitors of EPFL include Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Ludwig-Maximilians University and University of Konstanz.

    • Where is EPFL headquarters?

      EPFL headquarters is located at Rte Cantonale, Lausanne.

    • Where are EPFL offices?

      EPFL has an office in Lausanne.

    • How many offices does EPFL have?

      EPFL has 1 office.