EPFL Leading House

Mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), EPFL was the Leading House for the bilateral research collaboration of Switzerland with Brazil and India from 2008 to 2016.

During the 2013-2016 phase, EPFL also carried out exploratory activities with additional countries in Latin America and Vietnam aiming at enhancing scientific cooperation and establishing new strategic partnerships.

The activities of the Leading House were done in cooperation with the University of Lausanne (UNIL) as Associated Leading House for the joint research programme in social sciences with India, and with ETHZ for the exploratory activities with Vietnam.

Phase 2017-2020

  • Leading House for India (and region)

     Waseem HussainZHAW

  • Leading House for Latin America

     Prof. Yvette Sánchez – University of St. Gallen

  • Leading House for the Asia Pacific region

     Dr. Barbara Becker ETH Zurich

    Patricia Heuberger-Meyer​​​​​​​

  • Leading House for South Africa (and region)

     Dr. Erich Thaler University of Basel

    Dorina Kuehner

  • Leading House for Russia 

     Dr. Gerd Rothenberg University of Geneva