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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)

The Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology are two institutes of higher education. The …
The Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology are two institutes of higher education. The Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich – ETH Zurich (left) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL (right) are affiliated universities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich – ETH Zurich) was established in 1855 and is now home to more than 18,000 students, researchers and academics.

The university has developed a strong international reputation based on excellent research conditions and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Engineering, sciences, architecture, mathematics, sports and military sciences are the core disciplines of the university.

The ETH Zurich has a focus on the conservation of the earth’s ecosystem for future generations.

The university endeavors to apply its knowledge and skills in the pursuit of new approaches to the enormous challenges facing humanity, and help lay a path for a meaningful and sustainable development of present and future civilizations.


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL) was established in 1853, and became a national school in 1969.

There are more than 9,000 bachelor, master, PhD and post-doctoral students from more than 125 countries, in addition to more than 5,000 researchers and academics on campus.

EPFL has become one of the most famous European institutions of science and technology with strengths in engineering & technology, natural sciences, and life sciences & medicine.

The university has a unique organization to foster cross-disciplinary research and promote partnerships with other institutions and companies. Its more than 250 laboratories and research groups enable EPFL to rank among the world’s most innovative and productive institutions in terms of science.

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