École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is one of two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. It is highly regarded for its research and teaching in engineering. More recently, the university has branched out into the life sciences. EPFL has a highly international student population, with about half of students coming to study at the university from abroad. EPFL has coordinated ambitious international research projects, including the Blue Brain Project and the Human Brain Project, attempting to reconstruct mammalian and human brains digitally.