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    10.07.14 — Direction of Education The academic year is coming to a close and our students have left the campus for a few weeks of well-deserved vacation. Meanwhile, Educational Affairs intend to use the summer break to best prepare for the next academic year. Wishing you all a lovely holiday, the Education Office invites you to find out the latest news of this spring. Have a great summer and happy reading! Albertine Kolendowska Read the whole article
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    10.07.14 — Laboratory for Environmental Biotechnology David Weissbrodt, a former LBE PhD student who finished in December 2012 and now works as postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zürich and Eawag, has been awarded the 2013 "Luce Grivat" prize of CHF 5'000 for his PhD thesis "Bacterial Resource Management for Nutrient Removal in Aerobic Granular Sludge Wastewater Treatment Systems" http://dx.doi.org/10.5075/epfl-thesis-5641 Congratulations! Read the whole article
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    10.07.14 — Swiss Plasma Center Zhouji Huang and Himank Anand, two PhD students of the CRPP, were rewarded for the quality of their posters at the recent conference of the Plasma Division of the European Physical Society. The former received the Itoh Project Prize and the best poster prize was awarded to the latter. Read the whole article
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    09.07.14 — Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship The 2013 annual report of the College of Management of Technology is now accessible online. Read the whole article
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    09.07.14 — Equal Opportunities Office 2013 Annual activities report Rapport concerning the promotion of sciences amoung youngsters at EPFL Read the whole article
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    09.07.14 — Mediacom Summer series – student research (1) For his semester project in mechanical engineering, Eliott Guenat studied the best way to recuperate waste heat from a car’s engine. The challenge is figuring out how to incorporate the heat exchangers micro-turbomachines. Read the whole article
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    08.07.14 — Research Office Antonio Loprieno, President of the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS), and Martin Vetterli, President of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), issued the following joint communication to Swiss academic institutions, requesting support to collect data on Switzerland’s non-association in “Horizon 2020”. Read the whole article
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    08.07.14 — Swiss Space Center EPFL and Beihang University recently signed an agreement that intensifies their collaboration in space science. Acting through the Swiss Space Center, this initiative will encourage joint research projects, student exchanges, and engagement with industry partners. Read the whole article
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    08.07.14 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Within a context marked by the emergence of new synergies for territorial development, considerations related to the creation of public equipment occupy central stage. Bringing together practitioners, researchers and elected representatives in Divonne-les-Bains (France) on July 4, the 11th French-Swiss meeting of urban planners was dedicated to this current issue. Among the experts invited on this occasion, Prof. Emmanuel REY from the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) gave a lecture presenting territorial synergies for the creation of places of knowledge based on the strategies experimented within the creation of Microcity in Neuchâtel. Indeed, from political birth to concrete realization, this new branch of EPFL is based on the creative search for partnership, optimization and innovation. Read the whole article
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    07.07.14 — SV | Life Sciences Our warm congratulations to Prof. Carmen Sandi, head of the Lab of Behavioral Genetics at the Brain Mind Institute, part of the EPFL School/Dept of Life Sciences! Read the whole article