Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneUniversity


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Foundation: 1853

Mission: EPFL is one of the two Federal Institutes of Technology in Switzerland. With the status of a national school since 1969, the young engineering school has developed on many levels, to the point of becoming one of the most renown science and technology institutions in Europe. Like its Zurich sister, the ETHZ, it relies on its three core missions: A world-class diploma. Research: unique competence centres. Innovation: the courage to undertake.

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Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeOECDSwitzerland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +752nd286th527th12th
Arts and Humanities 247th103rd222nd5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 328th88th240th6th
Business, Management and Accounting 477th195th342nd6th
Chemistry 207th47th140th4th
Computer Science 110th17th52nd2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +455th146th266th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 524th192nd340th6th
Energy 103rd16th40th2nd
Engineering +117th18th52nd2nd
Environmental Science 232nd44th97th2nd
Mathematics 124th24th57th2nd
Medicine +563rd184th424th16th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1018th329th715th19th
Physics and Astronomy 187th50th125th5th
Psychology 707th277th610th10th
Social Sciences +446th154th337th6th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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