Wonderful Evening in Honor of EPFL’s 50th Anniversary

By Nicola Hofer, Junior Project Manager - Academic Relations

On July 12, swissnex China had the pleasure to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) with Nathalie Fontana (Director of Philanthropy at EPFL) and He Xiang (representing Chapter Head Ren Zhanbing) at its office in Shanghai. EPFL is the most cosmopolitan technical university in Europe and welcomes students, professors and staff from more than 120 nations. EPFL is active both in Switzerland and internationally and focuses on three missions: teaching, research and innovation.


The full house gathering was the moment for EPFL Alumni in Shanghai to learn about the most important activities around the 50th Anniversary and some strategic developments including EPFL’s very first fundraising campaign. As part of the university’s 50th Anniversary, EPFL has decided to launch the “50-Fifty” campaign, and to focus on its most important community, the student community. The campaign offers philanthropists a unique opportunity to directly empower the next generation of brilliant minds.


We thank Nathalie Fontana and He Xiang for the enriching and fascinating insights into EPFL’s history and are grateful to have celebrated this special moment with them. swissnex China is looking forward to welcoming you to its next event.