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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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 area

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 371st178th318th9th
Arts and Humanities 167th74th148th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 175th48th143rd3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 354th157th281st5th
Chemistry 66th11th42nd1st
Computer Science 48th10th23rd2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 230th99th170th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 322nd152nd260th6th
Energy 27th3rd5th1st
Engineering 61st8th28th2nd
Environmental Science 39th12th23rd2nd
Mathematics 66th18th36th2nd
Medicine 282nd100th243rd7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 206th56th154th5th
Physics and Astronomy 72nd20th47th2nd
Psychology 293rd123rd278th8th
Social Sciences 277th111th232nd4th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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.

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