Conferences - Seminars

12FEB
25FEB
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From February 12th to 25th, EPFL Library invites you to take part to Love Data Week 2018. This world wide event aims to share awareness about research data management among researchers. On this occasion, EPFL Library offers you several activities and events online and on EPFL campus. Come and join us! February 12th-16th Love Data ... Read more about "Love Data Week at EPFL"
27FEB
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  17:30-19:30 Bâtiment F, EPFL Innovation Park

Les étudiants en master de l’EPFL à la recherche d'un stage pour le semestre d’été/automne 2018 - 4 à 6 mois disponibles dès juillet ou septembre 2018 - pourront découvrir en un clin d’œil un choix de stages en 180 secondes! Sans oublier que des pizzas seront servies ! Les entreprises de l’Innovation Park profiteront ... Read more about "Ton stage en 180 secondes"
01MAR
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  11:45-13:30 salle Uranus, bâtiment D, EPFL Innovation Park

The conference Pizzas&Start-up calls on 4 young innovative companies from EPFL or installed at EPFL Innovation Park. They each have 6 minutes to present their activities and achievements to their audience. The start-up that will present are as follows: Datapred Feeltronix Viventis Technology Picterra The conference is followed by a networking lunch with pizzas. The ... Read more about "Pizzas&Start-up"
02MAR
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper investigates the pricing of bank loans in a dataset of new loans to firms with outstanding bonds. After accounting for seniority, banks earn an economically large interest rate premium relative to the price of credit risk in the bond market. To quantify the bank premium, I apply a structural model that incorporates debt ... Read more about "Is Borrowing from Banks More Expensive than Borrowing from the Market?"
By Michael SCHWERT (Ohio State University)
02MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Learning how to fly: Integration of Small Technology-Based Firms in Aeronautics" This paper examines the role of small technology-based firms (TBF) in aeronautics industrialization processes. In particular, given the susceptibility of these firms to the changing nature of industrial production, it focuses on the integration and growth of small TBFs in aeronautics supply chains. We ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Joana Mendonça, Técnico Lisboa"
06MAR
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By Anastasia KARTASHEVA (Bank for International Settlements)
08MAR
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By Lukas GONON (ETHZ)
09MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 458

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey & Cécile Hardebolle
09MAR
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By Frédéric MALHERBE (London Business School)
09MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03, VIP Room

"International Student Return Rates and Salary Differentials in STEM careers" Abstract : A large share of STEM doctoral recipients and those in the scientific workforce of the United States are not natives of the US. In this paper, we provide some of the first evidence on medium-term stay rates from a new longitudinal survey dataset ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Megan MacGarvie, Boston University"
13MAR
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  12:00-18:00 Hall SG

EPFL offers a range of specialized master's degrees designed to meet increasing demand for experts on the labor market in specific fields. In order to outline those options to EPFL students, a Specialized Master's Day will take place on March 13th with presentations and representatives available for discussions and questions. The degrees presented are the ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day"
14MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03, VIP room

"The Paper Trail of Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Patent Interferences" Abstract We show evidence of localized knowledge spillovers using a new database of multiple invention from U.S. patent interferences terminated between 1998 and 2014. Patent interferences resulted when two or more independent parties simultaneously submitted identical claims of invention to the U.S. Patent Office. Following ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts Amherst"
16MAR
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By Amiyatosh PURNANANDAM (University of Michigan)
20MAR
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By Artur SEPP (Julius Baer)
29MAR
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By Benjamin HOLCBLAT (University of Luxembourg)
29MAR
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  10:30-12:00 ODY 4 03 VIP room

"Distributed Sensemaking: Split Updating in the Baltic Ferry Industry" Abstract To examine distributed sensemaking across the “sharp-end” and “blunt-end” of the Baltic ro-ro ferry industry, we conducted a longitudinal, inductive study of 59 bow-door locking incidents that occurred over 25 years prior to the Estonia ferry accident in 1994 where 852 people died. Our analysis ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Claus Rerup, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management"
20APR
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By Igor MAKAROV (London School of Economics)
27APR
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By Nadya MALENKO (Boston College)
18MAY
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By Frederico BELO (University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management)
18MAY
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Hidden Gems? How Cultural Barriers Lead to Excessive Self-Employment of High Skilled U.S. Immigrants" Abstract In this paper, we study the effect of linguistic-cultural differences on immigrants’ integration in mainstream labor markets. We show that these differences produce a systematic misallocation of scarce talent: highly educated, foreign-born workers more likely sort out of salaried work, ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Yoonha Kim, Georgetown University"
25MAY
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By Andrew B. ABEL (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)
01JUN
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By Monika PIAZZESI (Stanford University)
08JUN
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By Kenneth Ahern (USC Marshall School of Business)
11JUN
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By Oleg ITSKHOKI (Princeton University)

Exhibitions

26FEB
15MAR
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  Hall MED

The ACCES Visualization Contest series aims to foster a culture of insightful and visually-engaging representations of scientific / engineering computational concepts and solutions. The 2017 contest solicited contributions from all students and postdocs of EPFL and ended on 31 December 2017. The Award Ceremony will take place on Monday 26 February 2018 at 12:15 in ... Read more about "ACCES Visualization Contest — Award Ceremony and Exhibition"

Miscellaneous

08MAR
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  18:15-22:00 Forum du Rolex Learning Centre

Description Event in French For the first time, EPFL organizes an event for the occasion of International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme «Women’s Careers: What’s next after EPFL?». Co-organized by EPFL Alumni and the office of Equality, it aims to inspire and to share diverse career paths in the domains of research and education, ... Read more about "International Women’s Day: “Women’s Careers: What’s Next after epfl?”"
03MAY
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  09:00-12:30 CEDE

What technologies are available at EPFL to teachers to support learning? How can they be used to provide additional learning resources for students? How can they be used to provide feedback on student learning to teachers and to students? Read more about "Effective ICT"

Internal trainings

28FEB
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  Université de Fribourg

Description et objectifs Les enjeux d’une soutenance de thèse ou d’une conférence importante peuvent être élevés. La pression augmentant, les moyens à portée de main pour réussir diminuent proportionnellement. Un regard hostile, une question inattendue, une remarque ou une critique peuvent déstabiliser, voire vous priver entièrement des moyens d’agir d’une manière constructive. Cette formation apporte ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Prise de parole – boîte à outils"
By Eva Vokacova Cendors, comédienne et formatrice en communication et développement ...
01MAR
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  12:00-13:30 SwissTech Convention Center

BUSINESS IDEAS - SELF-EMPLOYMENT AS A CAREER OPTION. GET TIPS AND TRICKS FROM SUCCESSFUL STARTUP FOUNDERS. Meet two EPFL young startups, who master the art of startups competitions and will give you their secrets about it: MotionPilot provides an innovative way to interact with drones. The young team from EPFL is developing a smart radio ... Read more about "Business Ideas @ EPFL How to win start-up competitions"
By Dimitrios Terzis and Timothée Peter
06MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description et objectifs Dans le cadre de vos travaux de recherche, vous collectez et produisez un certain nombre de données de recherche hétérogènes (données numériques, textuelles, qualitatives, quantitatives, statistiques, bases de données, interviews, images, photos, audio, vidéo, codes sources, 3D, etc.). Au coeur d’une recherche intègre, responsable et de qualité, la gestion de ces données ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Gestion des données de recherche"
By Carmen Jambé, spécialiste en information documentaire, Service UNIRIS, Université de ...
06MAR
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  12:00-14:00 GR A3 31

Practical workshops are organized by EPFL Library to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next funding application. Read more about "SNSF DMP workshop"
By Research data EPFL Library team
09MAR
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  09:15-15:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs Devoir préparer une leçon d’épreuve, c’est le signal que votre dossier de candidature a passé les premières phases de sélection et que votre profil a émergé par rapport à l’ensemble des dossiers. La commission de nomination souhaite vous voir à l’oeuvre et s’entretenir avec vous pour attester de votre adéquation avec le ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Se préparer à la leçon d’épreuve"
By Dre Mallory Schaub, responsable du Pôle de Soutien à l ...
20MAR
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  09:00-17:00 University of Lausanne

Description and objectives Applying for a professor position can be a daunting process, and often, the different steps of this process are not well known. This workshop shows how the process works, from the moment the job announcement is formulated to the final decision of who receives the job offer. Moreover, and most importantly, this ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Preparing your application for a professorship"
By Franciska Krings, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Vice-rector in charge of ...
27MAR
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  09:00-17:00 University of Geneva

Description and objectives This workshop will allow you to explore and pilot different approaches and techniques for managing a small team. Specifically, it will assist you with: Setting the tone and making the ‘right’ impression in a new group Establishing effective habits for discussion and debate habits Imposing appropriate tools for decision making Implementing strategies ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Facilitation techniques for working groups"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL
12APR
13APR
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

This workshop is opened to both women and men Description and objectives How could you feel more competent, worthy, valuable, and capable of doing things? What would enable you to address adversity with calm and resolve? How could you create conditions around you that would foster your ideas and projects? How could you develop courage ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Self-empowerment: discover how to build your power to act"
By Nir Zalts, expert for leadership and professional development
17APR
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs L’atelier vise à accompagner les femmes de la relève afin de reconnaître et valoriser leur potentiel d’accès à un poste de professeure ordinaire. Des outils pratiques d’affirmation leur seront transmis. Pour parvenir à libérer les potentiels, les chercheuses seront amenées à s’explorer à travers des outils créatifs et projectifs de connaissance de ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Reconnaître et affirmer ses potentiels"
By Moïra Salvadore, psychologue du travail, formatrice indépendante (FSEA), Genève
01MAY
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  13:30-17:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
03MAY
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  09:00-11:30 BI A1 448

Bibliography disease? Citation problems? Need a cure against plagiarism? The free and effective Dr Zotero training sessions are made for you! Whether you need help installing Zotero software or tips on how to use its advanced features, Dr Zotero is here to answer your questions. Zotero is a free tool that enables to collect, organize ... Read more about "Training session with Dr Zotero"
By Equipe de formation de la Bibliothèque de l'EPFL
03MAY
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs This participative workshop is designed to support participants in becoming excellent speakers. Specifically, it will assist you with: Effectively employing verbal and non-verbal skills for 2-directional communication Conveying more confidence and assurance Preparing for questions Strategies for communicating across disciplinary or cultural groups Designing presentations to support a clear, memorable take-away message ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Confident research presentations"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL
08MAY
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  09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel

Description et objectifs The objectives of this workshop are: Receive information about funding organizations and suitable funding possibilities especially for women researchers (Switzerland and EU) and in respect of the academic level and career planning Know the most important features about planning and preparing an application and a research project Practical exercises: analysis of the ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Finding and applying for funding in academia"
By Susanne Matuschek, MATUSCHEK CONSULTING
24MAY
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description et objectifs Dans la jungle des réseaux sociaux à disposition, comment s’y retrouver ? Quels sont-ils, à quoi servent-ils, à qui parlent-ils ? Au-delà de l’aspect chronophage, les réseaux sociaux sont un véritable soutien à vos projets de recherche, pour autant qu’ils soient utilisés à bon escient. L’atelier entreprend de répondre aux questions suivantes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: #marecherche : Rayonner grâce aux réseaux sociaux"
By Florence Hügi, formatrice d’adultes et coach, spécialiste du leadership ...
04JUN
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
14SEP
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description et objectifs Do you sometimes feel caught up in the demands of work and life? Does your focus at times become reactive rather than proactive? Do you wish to improve your sense of balance for performing at your best? Instead of compulsively prioritizing, let’s tap into something fundamental and powerful: self-leadership! This workshop will ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Everything begins with self-leadership"
By Marie-Paule Haefliger, psychologist, business and executive coach, and trainer
18SEP
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description Les relations de travail ne sont pas toujours un long fleuve tranquille. De simples désaccords ou des tensions passagères peuvent évoluer en conflits larvés ou ouverts. Les relations interpersonnelles et l’organisation du travail peuvent engendrer des situations anormales comme le harcèlement (moral et sexuel) et le burnout. Les conséquences touchent non seulement les personnes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Les relations de travail : un long fleuve tranquille ?"
By Raymonde Richter, avocate et médiatrice FSM, CSMC et FSA, médiatrice ...
20SEP
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  13:30-17:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By   Service de gestion des absences
24SEP
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs La femme prend de plus en plus sa place dans le monde académique. Des modèles de référence inspirent votre parcours. Quel regard portez-vous sur vos collègues, femmes et hommes et quel est l’impact du regard des autres sur vous et sur vos choix ? Cernez vos ressources personnelles pour développer votre carrière ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Question de regard ? Perception de soi et choix de carrière"
By Ana María Vidal, formatrice, coach ICF, conférencière et écrivaine
01OCT
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description Les enquêtes de l’Office fédéral de la statistique (OFS) montrent que le pourcentage de diplômées d’une haute école spécialisée ou universitaire suisse a remarquablement augmenté au fil des années. Par ailleurs, les statistiques sur la carrière montrent une tendance beaucoup plus modérée, preuve que les diplômées rencontrent encore des obstacles systématiques et systémiques sur ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Au-delà des hautes écoles : se lancer dans une carrière non-académique"
By Dre Evelina Breschi, physicienne, project manager certifiée PMI et conseillère ...
12OCT
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL, bi a2 468

This workshop is opened both to women and men Description Academic mobility comes in two main flavours: accepting a research position abroad, and short-term travelling for collaborations, meetings or fieldwork. Both can provide great opportunities as well as challenges, especially with children involved. Mobility can be an important factor for success in an academic career, ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Academic mobility and dual career planning"
By Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist
02NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description De quoi se compose un budget : quelles sont les dépenses et revenus d’un budget de recherche ? A quel organisme demandons-nous ce financement ? Quelle est son influence sur la nature des sommes qu’on peut demander ? Comment construire ce budget : quels paramètres devons-nous prendre en compte afin d’évaluer correctement les sommes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Budgets de recherche"
By Dr Luc Gauthier, sociologue, Grants Office Manager, Université de Neuchâtel
05NOV
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
06NOV
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  09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel

Description and objectives Professional careers are partially based on technical, scientific, and professional skills (“what you know”) and partially on social networks and professional networks (“who you know”). However, many young professionals are surprised to discover that “who you know” is often much more important than “what you know” in determining interesting job offers and ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Developing and harnessing professional networks"
By Dr. Tanja Wranik, work and organizational psychologist FSP, business and ...

Call for proposal

22FEB
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Aim: The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites exceptional early career researchers from across the natural, biomedical, and social sciences and the humanities to join one of their interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most complex questions facing the world today. Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an ... Read more about "[ CIFAR | CIFAR AZRIELI GLOBAL SCHOLARS ]"
28FEB
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Aim: The Allliance’s EuroTechPostdoc Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for young experienced researchers who have already demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of research. EuroTechPostdoc provides its fellows exceptional international research and career development opportunities across four leading technical universities in Europe to further develop their outstanding individual potential into a distinct, innovative ... Read more about "[EUROTECHPOSTDOC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME]"
28FEB
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Aim: Innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. These agents can be corporates, SMEs or start-ups, innovation parks or similar entities ... Read more about "[ LEADING HOUSE ASIA: CALL FOR INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP GRANTS ]"
01MAR
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Dans un contexte de mobilité et de mondialisation accrues, ce programme de bourses a été mis sur pied par Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI). Il privilégie les pôles de compétitivité déterminés par le Plan Marshall 4.0, initié par la Wallonie, et permet l’accueil, par nos universités, de diplômés émanant d’institutions étrangères d’excellence. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 Funding: varie, ... Read more about "[WBI I FELLOWSHIP]"
19MAR
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
23MAR
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Aim: The CF Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, and is pleased to announce the release of the Spring 2018 Clinical Research Award and Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award. The Clinical Research Award provides support for investigator-initiated clinical research projects that address diagnosis, treatment, management of disease ... Read more about "[ CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION | RESEACH FUNDING ]"
16APR
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EPFLinnovators co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie: A doctoral programme for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs EPFLinnovators is a four-year doctoral programme based in the dynamic environment of the EPFL campus, Switzerland. To develop the innovation potential of PhD students, the EPFLinnovators programme integrates a six-month to two-year secondment in the non-academic sector into the doctoral programme. Furthermore, the programme ... Read more about "[EPFLinnovators I FELLOWSHIP]"
16APR
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Aim: BRIDGE Discovery is aimed at experienced researchers for basic as well as applied research in order to realise the innovation potential of research findings. It allows the researchers to forge ahead with their vision during the critical precompetitive phase. Deadlines: - Letter of Intent = 19 February 2018, - Full proposal = 16 April ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
04JUN
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
05JUN
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With the joint call “Biomass as an important pillar within energy systems and the circular economy”, the ERA-NET Bioenergy network and ERA-NET Cofund mechanism BESTF3 aim to jointly fund innovative, transnational research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects in the field of bioenergy. Proposals must be submitted by international consortia with research partners in at least ... Read more about "[ SFOE / ERA-NET Bioenergy - BESTF3 - Full proposal deadline]"
10SEP
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
03DEC
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Aim: The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) programme seeks to promote innovative, top-tier research initiatives with a long-term perspective. NCCR research projects must be of national significance and promote the sustainable development of competence centres and structural capacities at higher education institutions. To this end, NCCR leaders, in collaboration with their Home Institutions ... Read more about "[FIFTH NCCR CALL – DEADLINE FOR FULL PROPOSALS]"

Deadline

10DEC
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"