The Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CRPP) of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) regularly operates two plasma physics experiments, the TCV tokamak and the TORPEX device. The CRPP-EPFL has a large Doctoral programme in magnetic fusion with 7-8 students graduating every year. Graduate students are closely involved in the development, construction and exploitation of plasma diagnostics, and conduct experiments that address important open questions in plasma physics. In addition, one-week intensive courses, convenient for external students, are organised, such as the FuseNet-funded course 'Plasma diagnostics in basic plasma physics devices and tokamaks: from principles to practice'.
The TCV and TORPEX devices are widely open to international collaborations. TCV, in particular, has been selected in the framework of the European Fusion Roadmap, as one of the three Medium Size Tokamaks (MST) that are available to the entire fusion community.