Graduation Day – Magistrale – Saturday 1 October 2022

Vue de haut : connections et échanges entre diverses personnes

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The graduation day was held on October 1, 2022 at the SwissTech Convention Center, in the presence of the Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga.


ℹ️ Information

9:30 am

Door opening

10:30 am Opening of the ceremony, Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL


Speech by the Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga

Awarding of the Honoris Causa doctorates

  • Patrick Chappatte, press cartoonist

Academic Awards

  • Polysphere Awards
  • Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching

Alumni Awards

  • Christoph Aeschlimann, CEO, Swisscom
  • Nathalie Brandenberg, co-CEO & Founder, SUN bioscience
    Sylke Hoehnel, co-CEO & Founder, SUN bioscience
  • Raquel Urtasun, Full Professor at the University of Toronto, Founder & CEO, Waabi

Art performance, Merritt Moore, physicist and dancer

Programme of the section ceremonies
EPFL campus: in the afternoon, presentation of the Masters by the section directors
Friendship drink served at the end of the Masters

Night of the Magistrale
More information : Nuit de la Magistrale

Order your tickets

Please present your ticket and a valid ID when signing in. Graduating students and their guests must register at the same time, indicating the student’s family name.

Tickets are personal and non-transferable. Because of the carefully planned seating arrangements, you cannot bring additional guests or use another graduating student’s tickets.

You were not able to attend your graduation ceremony? Here is some information:

  • Your diploma will be sent to you by registered mail by the end of November.
  • You can still pick up your gift at the Esplanade reception desk from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. If you are unable to come yourself, it is possible to send someone in your place.

The EPFL campus can easily be accessed by public transport, and we invite you to prioritise this mean of travelling, as parking spaces are limited in numbers.

The EPFL access page lists all available options to access the campus.

If you come by car, please find the access map to the parking 

La Magistrale 2021

The graduation ceremony of the EPFL students of the year 2020-2021 was held in the presence of the President of the Confederation, Guy Parmelin.

We thank and congratulate the 1179 graduates.

To view photos of the ceremony:

Awards ceremony 2021

The Docteur Honoris Causa was attributed to :

  • Lorraine Daston, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany
  • Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director General of Programmes (DDP) at the World Health Organization

The Alumni Awards was attributed to :

In pictures

Discours de Martin Vetterli lors de la Magistrale 2021 © Christian Brun, EPFL 2021


Watch the Graduation Day 2021

Entrée du SwissTech Convention Center lors de la Magistrale 2021 © Eleyse Zribi, EPFL 2021


Photos of the 2021 edition are available

Journée Magistrale de 1990 © Patrick Martin, 1990


Previous editions of the Magistrale