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UAE-Swiss Research Day 2011

Graduate Students lead the Future of Energy and Sustainability


EPFL Middle East, for its first Research & Innovation Today event, presents the UAE-Swiss Research Day on 22 and 23 June 2011, on the EPFL campus. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of scientific research and higher education, the conference is set to become a cornerstone of the Emirati-Swiss Friendship Forum 2011, organized by Swiss and UAE Authorities and scheduled to address the transfer of science and technology into industry and businesses. 

The workshop focuses on the Future of Energy and Sustainability, through graduate-level research projects and initiatives. Over 100 participants from leading UAE and Swiss institutions have confirmed their attendance: Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE University, Zayed University, American University of Sharjah, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and University of Geneva. The workshop is transdisciplinary and reflects complementary areas of focus of the participating institutions, on the topic of energy and sustainability.

The UAE-Swiss research day features leaders from academy and industry,  a round table on innovation and technology transfer, a poster session, and oral sessions highlighting a number of selected student research projects (10’ presentation + 5’ discussion). Visitors and participants at the poster session will have a chance to ”vote for two projects : one Emirati, and one Swiss”. The leading presenting student of each of these two laureate projects will be rewarded at the gala dinner of the Emirati-Swiss Friendship Forum.  The participation of students, researchers and Faculty from the UAE is made possible by :

HCT and CERT(Main UAE sponsor)
UAE University 
Zayed University
American University of Sharjah 
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
University of Geneva
EPFL and EPFL Middle East

Attendance to this event is free of charge for interested individuals of the EPFL community.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lausanne and to a very stimulating workshop, designed for, and animated by the next generation of leaders in Energy and Sustainability.


Poster Abstracts

Zayed University


Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology


United Arab Emirates University


American University of Sharjah


American University of Ras Al Khaimah


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


University of Geneva


Oral Abstracts


Turning scientific research into a startup


Venue and Accommodation

Delegates attending the event will stay at the Starling Hotel. The Starling Hotel is located on the campus of EPFL, across from the Rolex Learning Center. Easily accessible, it is situated only a few kilometers from the City Center of Lausanne. For more details about how to reach the EPFL campus click here. If you have any questions relating to your attendance at this event, please contact Hilary McCormack at EPFL Middle East.