General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation EPFL
Teachers 1,643
Students 9,750
Foreigners 54%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz
• Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS)
• European University Association (EUA)
• Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
World ranking44
Country ranking2
Academic Reputation71
Employer Reputation60
Quality of teaching63
International Faculty15
International Students11
Citations per Faculty17
Ranking in world by sphere
Engineering and Technology17
Life Sciences and Medicine107
Natural Science13
Ranking in world by discipline
Computer Science35
Cost of living in Lausanne, USD/month
Accommodation 578 757
Food 389 734
Transportation 58 302
Communications and utilities 125 153
Clothing 33 122
Sports and leisure 53 174
Accommodation in Lausanne, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre584
Shared room in city centre765
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre790
1 bedroom apartment in city centre1,040
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking44
QS World University Rankings14
ARWU Academic Ranking101
Webometrics Ranking98
Alternative title
Russian Федеральная политехническая школа Лозанны
Spanish Instituto Federal Suizo de Tecnología de Lausana
Chinese 洛桑联邦理工学院
Arabic مدرسة التكنولوجيا الفيدرالية بلوزان
French École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
German Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Lausanne
Japanese スイス連邦工科大学ローザンヌ校
Korean 스위스 연방공과대학
Portuguese Instituto Federal Suíço de Tecnologia de Lausanne
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne or École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) - public higher education institution in Switzerland.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne - Description

From its foundation in 1853, EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, has evolved into a top-ranked research and teaching institution that attracts some of the best intellects in the world. Nearly 15,000 people -- students, professors, scientists and administrative staff, from around 120 nationalities -- share this campus in its idyllic spot overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps. EPFL offers study programs at four levels: 13 different 180 ECTS-credit Bachelor's Programs, 22 different 90-120 ECTS-credit Master's Programs, 18 orientations within the Doctoral School, and a School of Continuing Education. Read more:

Description of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

EPFL is a world-class institute of technology, located on the north side of Lake Geneva, one of Europe’s most beautiful spots. From its foundation in 1853, EPFL has evolved into an internationally renowned institution that attracts some of the best intellects in the world. EPFL has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. The school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and ground breaking work in science, technology and architecture. Teaching and research at EPFL are organized into five open and transdisciplinary Schools and two Colleges: •School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering •School of Engineering •School of Computer and Communication Sciences •School of Basic Sciences •School of Life Sciences •College of Management of Technology •College of Humanities. With state-of-the-art facilities, bright, motivated students, and an outstanding faculty, EPFL’s reputation as a top-rate teaching and research institution continues to grow.
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