Our values

  • High level of education and scientific excellence are necessary prerequisites for sustainable development.


  • Innovation in appropriate technologies is a way to alleviate poverty in the Global South.


  • North-South and South-South scientific partnership contribute to addressing the most pressing global challenges.


“Development cooperation represents one of the historical strengts of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Lausanne (EPFL).”

Prof. Patrick Aebischer, former President of EPFL