Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL

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


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.


Chemistry - Apr 14
Scientists have developed an injectable gel that can attach to various kinds of soft internal tissues and repair tears resulting from an accident or trauma.  Our soft tissues can be torn during a ski accident, a car accident or an accident in the home, for example.
Health - Apr 13

Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, could help clinicians to monitor the progression of Parkinson's disease and assess the effects of medications commonly used by people with this neurodegenerative disorder.

Health - Apr 8

A new study published in Science Translational Medicine by EPFL professor Johan Auwerx and scientists from EPFL start-up Amazentis highlights the effectiveness of mitophagy-stimulating molecule Urolithin A in mice to cure a disease similar to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Computer Science - Apr 6
Computer Science

Scientists, together with local startup L2F, have developed a robust model that can predict when a systemic shift is about to occur, based on methods from a branch of mathematics called topological data analysis.

Media - Mar 31

The ease of creating fake virtual identities plays an important role in shaping the way information - and misinformation - circulates online.

Electroengineering - Mar 26

Power converters play an essential role in electric vehicles and solar panels, for example, but tend to lose a lot of power in the form of heat in the electricity conversion process.

Environment - Mar 25

EPFL engineers are taking part in PROMETEO - an EU research project to generate hydrogen on a large scale from renewable sources, in an effort to lower industrial carbon emissions.

Innovation - Apr 9

Researchers show that foreign companies are less likely to have their patent applications granted in China than their Chinese counterparts.

Physics - Apr 7

Scientists have developed AI-powered nanosensors that let researchers track various kinds of biological molecules without disturbing them.

Materials Science - Apr 2
Materials Science

EPFL spin-off CompPair has developed a family of composites that can repair themselves in just a few minutes when heat (100°C to 150°C) is applied locally.

Architecture - Mar 29

In a new monograph, Bruno Marchand and Pauline Schroeter document 25 years of architecture in the Canton of Vaud, from 1975 to 2000.

Microtechnics - Mar 26

EPFL Pavilions re-opens its exhibition Nature of Robotics which offers perspective on robotics in a human and organic environment.

Computer Science - Mar 25

The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) is joining forces with the Swiss Data Science Center, a joint venture between the two federal institutes of technology, to encourage the use of data science and artificial intelligence within the administration.

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