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Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

The ENS de Lyon and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are two prestigious institutions whose training programs, built around top-flight research, complement each other very well.
  • The ENS de Lyon: a training focused on fundamental sciences
  • EPFL: a training focused on applied sciences and leading to an engineering degree certified by the French Commission for Engineering degrees.


Both schools have a long tradition of cooperation in the field of research across various disciplines. In July 2012, they signed a framework agreement over a strategic, long-term alliance in training and research.


  • Numerous research collaborations
  • Students who pass the ENS de Lyon entrance exam can join EPFL in the third year
  • Joint degrees in biosciences-bioengineering, materials science (chemistry), computer science, mathematics
  • Three-party initiative between Lyon, Lausanne and Oslo on the issue of social and natural capital: Education-Health-Environment-Nutrition
  • Participation in RESCIF, a Francophone network of excellence in engineering sciences


ENS de Lyon
15 parvis René Descartes - BP 7000
69342 Lyon Cedex 07 - FRANCE
Descartes Campus : +33 (0) 4 37 37 60 00
Monod Campus : +33 (0) 4 72 72 80 00

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