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 +986th313th655th12th
Arts and Humanities 284th118th255th6th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 269th64th200th4th
Business, Management and Accounting 440th181st327th5th
Chemistry 165th35th99th2nd
Computer Science 79th12th33rd2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +361st117th221st4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 442nd165th303rd7th
Energy 69th8th22nd1st
Engineering +85th11th32nd2nd
Environmental Science 198th44th89th2nd
Mathematics 111th24th52nd3rd
Medicine +557th178th416th14th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 961st289th676th15th
Physics and Astronomy 141st34th90th4th
Psychology 440th163rd390th9th
Social Sciences +385th142nd311th6th

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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