Practical information

The school will take place in the room: GC B1 10

Check the map here.

Venue

The doctoral school will take place in the inspiring and dynamic learning ambiance of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) campus. With green all around – except for the southern side, which looks out over the lake – and all necessary academical and personal facilities within hand reach, the campus of EPFL offers a perfect  environment. It is not without reason that more than ten thousand students and academics find their ways here.
An impression of what EPFL offers in terms of education and research can be found on the EPFL website.

campus

An interactive EPFL campus map is available here.

Accomodations

Special hotel prices have been negotiated with some hotels. If you wish to book your stay in one of those hotels, please announce yourself as a participant to the “TERRE Unsat School at EPFL” in order to profit of the special prices. Some of the hotels have limited availability: please take care to make your reservation as soon as possible. Most of the hotels in the Lausanne’s area offer a free travel card for public transport during your stay. The prices below are per night and in Swiss Francs.

Hotels in Lausanne:

  • Starling Hotel Lausanne @ EPFL (4*): Located on campus, CHF 160.00 in business room for single occupancy; CHF 195.00 in business room for double occupancy; CHF 185.00 in Superior room for single occupancy; CHF 220.00 in Superior room for double occupancy; Breakfast and public transport card included until the date of departure; booking via e-mail at meetings@shlausanne.ch and with the code “Terre”.
  • Hotel Continental (4*): close to Lausanne train station, 20 min to EPFL campus. (According to availability) single room: CHF 165.00, double for single occupancy or superior single room: CHF 190.00, double room for double occupancy: 210.00; Buffet breakfast, ticket for the bus/metro, WIFI access, free fitness, service and VAT included. City tax not included : CHF 3.50 per person and per night. Booking via Tel +41 21 321 88 00; Fax +41 21 321 88 01; or e-mail reservation@hotelcontinental.ch and with the code “Terre”.
  • Hôtel AlaGare (close to Lausanne city center, 25 min to EPFL campus) and Hôtel Des Inventions (located in Ecoublens, 15 min to EPFL campus) (3*): CHF 150.- per night and per single room. Our rooms are equipped with shower, toilet, heating, safety deposit box, telephone, hairdryer, wake up service/alarm clock, radio, desk, fan, carpeted, cable channels, flat-screen, electric kettle, Wifi LAN. Cold breakfast buffet included. Lausanne public transport card included for the whole stay. Code for registration “Terre”. Additional notes: City tax (2016) CHF 3.10 per person and per night. Cancellation policy: Cancellation should be made 72 hours before arrival date, in the written form. Should this delay not be met, the total amount of the stay will be charged on the credit card provided.
  • Auberge de Jeunesse Jeunotel (Swiss Lodge – Youth Hostel): Located between EPFL and Lausanne city center, 20 min to EPFL campus. Individual room with toilet and shower – 89.60CHF; Double room with toilet and shower – 125.00CHF; Place in a dormitory, shared toilets and shower – 48.60CHF; Breakfast included; Lausanne public transport card included; Booking Tel.: +41 21 626 02 22 Fax.: +41 21 626 02 26 or E-Mail: lausanne@youthhostel.ch using the code “Terre”. Additional notes: Breakfast buffet, bed sheets and a public transportation ticket for Lausanne city are included. Check-in starts at 3pm (possibility to leave the luggage since the morning). Breakfast 7am to 10am. Check-out until 11am. Reception 24h/24. Restaurant opens from 6.30pm to 9pm (for groups, only with reservation). Free WIFI access in the lobby-area. Parking facilites for CHF 7.- per night. Additionally we provide you to take lunch and/or dinner in our restaurant for CHF 17.50 per person. Our menu is a four-course meal wich includes a homemade soup, a varied salad buffet, a main course and a dessert. How to find us: From the Lausanne train station, take the metro M2 direction Ouchy and get off at the station “Delices”. From Delices, take the bus no 25, direction Chavannes-Glycines, and get off at the station “Bois-de-Vaux”. You will find us 250 m opposite the bus stop. With car, from the highway take the exit Lausanne Ouchy, Lausanne Sud. In the round about take direction “CIO, EPFL, UNIL, camping,Jeunotel” and turn left at the first traffic light.
  • Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker (Swiss Lodge): Located in the Lausanne city center (30 min to EPFL campus). 1  bed in a four-bedded dormitory (bunk beds)  = CHF 35.50 the bed  + CHF 2.60 city tax per night. Sheets included, towel is CHF 2.00 extra. Bathrooms on the foor.           1  double room (big bed or 2 beds) with semi-private bathroom across the rooms: CHF 102.40 the room + CHF 2.60 city tax, per person/night. Sheets and towels included. Single use = CHF 90.65+ CHF2.60 city tax per night                   1  double room (big bed) with private bathroom across the room : CHF 121.40 the room + CHF 2.60 city tax, per person/night. Sheets and towels included. Single use = CHF 97.75 + CHF 2.60 city tax per night. Breakfast not included, “1 coffee or 1 tea + 1 croissant” at CHF 4.00 per person & there is a fully equipped kitchen at our guest’s disposal. Lausanne public transport card included during the whole stay. Booking via website using the code “Terre”. Additional notes: all rooms face the lake Geneva and all bathrooms are across the rooms (not inside); free wifi in all rooms/common areas; non smoking hostel excepted in the garden; parking spots (CHF 11.00 per night), to book in advance; in order to take a reservation, we will ask a Visa or Mastercard number with expiry date and charge a non refundable amount of CHF 6.00. The leftover amount has to be paid on arrival; Cancellation are free if made more than 2 full days before arrival, has to be confirmed by email by the Lausanne Guesthouse. If made later or in case of a no show or early departure,  we charge the full amount of the nights.

Hotels in Morges:

Morges is a city located in the west of Lausanne on the Lake Leman shore, just 13 km from Lausanne and 7 km from EPFL. Train ensures a quick connection to Lausanne (transportation info). EPFL can be reached by bus in approx. 18 minutes (information here).

  • La Fleur Du Lac (4*): Standard double room for 1 person : CHF 199.-; Standard double room for 2 persons: CHF 239.-; Double superior room for 1 person : CHF 320.-; Double superior room for 2 persons : CHF 360.-; Breakfast included; Public transport card not included; code for registration “Terre”.
  • Hôtel de Savoie (3*): Single: 145; Double: 190; Three beds: 220; Breakfast not included (15 chf per day on extra); Public transport card not included. Booking: Tel:0041218012155  or e-mail info@hotelsavoie.ch with the code “Terre”.
  • Hôtel de la Nouvelle Couronne (3*): CHF 165.- per night and per single room. Our rooms are equipped with shower, toilet, heating, safety deposit box, telephone, hairdryer, wake up service/alarm clock, radio, desk, fan, carpeted, cable channels, flat-screen, electric kettle, Wifi LAN. Cold breakfast buffet included. Lausanne public transport card not included. Code for registration “Terre”. Additional notes: City tax (2016) CHF 3.00 per person and per night. Cancellation policy: Cancellation should be made 72 hours before arrival date, in the written form. Should this delay not be met, the total amount of the stay will be charged on the credit card provided.

How to reach Lausanne

Detailed information HERE

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  1. DAHHAOUI says:

    PhD student in Algeria.

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