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A new PhD training for the next generation of sustainable science leaders

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 945363

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 May 2021

  • End date

    30 April 2026

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 414 080

  • EU contribution

    € 5 207 040

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

Objective

The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the two Federal Institutes of Technology in Switzerland. The School has three missions: i) education, ii) research, and iii) technology transfer. EPFL is successful in fulfilling these missions, being ranked as one of Europe’s top institutions with respect to education, research, training-through-research and innovation.

As a world-leading scientific institution, EPFL needs to play a critical role in the transition towards a sustainable society based on technology and innovation. In addition to new knowledge and technology, this requires scientific leaders with the ability to see problems as a whole and to think across boundaries.

'EPFLglobaLeaders' is a new and innovative doctoral initiative, which aims to attract to EPFL outstanding PhD candidates from all over the world seeking to - and with the potential to - become leaders in the transition towards sustainable societies. The programme aims to (i) increase their knowledge and awareness – from the very beginning of their PhD studies - on pressing societal questions, (ii) increase their capacity to come up with technological and innovative answers that address global challenges, (iii) and prepare them to take leadership roles - with a focus on global challenges and a sustainable society - in private companies, academic research, non profit organisations, etc.

The programme will bring to excellent PhD candidates the appropriate training, experience, and guidance to boost their career as well as their readiness and aptitude for societal impact. The PhD programme is open to applicants in any of the disciplines available at EPFL. Selected candidates will carry out their PhD studies to a large extent at one of the five EPFL campuses, and will benefit from a multifaceted training programme - including a secondment in the non-academic sector and a formal Leadership Training.

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Address

Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 5 207 040

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 945363

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 May 2021

  • End date

    30 April 2026

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 414 080

  • EU contribution

    € 5 207 040

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland