Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL   link
Location: Lausanne
Station 1, 1015 Lausanne

Affiliation: ETH Board

EPFL is one of the two federal technical schools (university) in Switzerland. Like the ETH in Zurich, it has three missions: education of students, scientific research and technology transfer. EPFL is located near Lausanne on the shores of the Lake Geneva. It has a campus of more than 10,000 people. The school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and work in science, technology and architecture.


Environment - Sep 24
Scientists have studied two mechanisms that can help bring oxygen to the depths of a lake - essential for preserving the lake's ecosystem. The classical deepwater renewal caused by surface cooling during winter is becoming less efficient due to climate change, especially in deep lakes.
Life Sciences - Sep 23

Two EPFL engineers have come up with a revolutionary new method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins. The result? A whole new way of looking at plastic recycling.

Agronomy - Sep 22

At the Bassenges Farm, six devoted women and men are bringing their vision of sustainability to the EPFL and UNIL campuses, giving low-tech agriculture - without pesticides - a chance to thrive.

Pharmacology - Sep 13

Scientists have developed a chemical method for targeting the effects of cancer-fighting immunotherapy drugs only to the tumor tissue, making the drugs less toxic to the rest of the human body.

Campus - Sep 10

At the start of the 2020 fall semester, a group of EPFL students set up the EPFL Xplore association with the goal of building a rover from scratch. Their vehicle, named Argos, will compete in this weekend's European Rover Challenge - Europe's most prestigious competition dedicated to mobile robots. 

Health - Sep 22

The Catalyst [email protected] Biotech program, introduced by the Bertarelli Foundation in 2017, aims to support research on innovative treatments for nervous-system diseases. Of the four research projects selected for funding in 2021, two of them came from EPFL.

Health - Sep 16

EPFL and HEAD researchers have set-up an installation to raise awareness around the importance of exposure to natural light for human health and the role of the architecture in urban settings in modulating that light. The exhibition will take part in the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism this fall 2021.

Life Sciences - Sep 10
Life Sciences

SUMMER SERIES: HOW SCIENCE WORKS Despite the many advancements in developing innovative alternative methods, animal testing still plays an important role in biological and medical research, enabling scientists to make key new discoveries.

Environment - Sep 9

What makes a dwelling a place we want to call home? And why do we find it so hard to move, even when downsizing is the logical choice? To answer to these questions, a team of scientists surveyed 968 tenants in Switzerland.

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