Who we are

Our mission

Digital skills.
For everyone.

Our mission is simple: we enable everyone to learn the skills necessary to benefit from the opportunities of the digital age.

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The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the EPFL Extension School offer outstanding educational quality on campus and online because we represent the quintessence of Switzerland's innovation forces and are one of the pre-eminent universities in Europe.

Our government-decreed mandate directs us to provide accessible, affordable continuing education to all, helping improve digital skills in Switzerland and around the world.

Over 50 years

With 50 years of experience in higher education and nearly a decade of experience in online education, we are the top-ranked e-learning provider. We rank first in Europe for e-learning across all metrics: highest course completion rates, greatest number of courses offered and students enrolled, and most years of experience.

" EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university. With both a Swiss and international calling, it is therefore guided by a constant wish to open up education; its missions of teaching, research and partnership impact universities and engineering schools, developing and emerging countries, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and economy, political circles and the general public. "

EPFL, https://information.epfl.ch/glance

What our
learners say

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" I’ve always had an entrepreneurial mindset, so when I saw this program at the EPFL Extension School I was really motivated to try it. Now I can build a website. You learn really fast on this course. "
Karam, Meryin
EPFL Extension School Learner
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" The EPFL Extension School is opening up new opportunities for me. "
Monika, Geneva
EPFL Extension School Learner
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" My confidence has improved and I realise I may be able to accomplish more than I first thought. "
Serge, Lausanne
EPFL Extension School Learner

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