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EPFL’s primary mission is to train engineers, architects and researchers. We are constantly striving to improve the quality of our teaching through new approaches, so that it will keep pace with the major technological and social challenges of our time. EPFL’s particular brand of teaching is unique: students first acquire a strong technical foundation before launching into a highly rewarding practical component in the form of lab sessions, all the while being immersed in a research-rich environment. We believe that our continued focus on these strengths will help position EPFL on par with the best universities in the world. Our strategy is guided by the following three goals. In 2016, EPFL restructured the first-year curriculum in an effort to reduce the number of required courses.
This should lead to a number of improvements. First, it will strengthen the core technical curriculum, which is the foundation upon which our degree programs are built. Students will use the additional time to learn the key concepts more thoroughly and to develop their autonomous work habits. In addition, a significant portion of the study plan will be devoted to subjects in the students respective section, giving them more exposure to their main course of study.
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