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Location: Lugano - Ticino
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano

Campus - Jul 1
USI stands in solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine and particularly supports students, researchers and staff members touched by the consequences of the conflict. Here is an overview of the measures put in place, mainly thanks to the coordination of the International Relations Service.
Architecture - Jul 1

Starting from the experiences and the results achieved in this field of study by the Archivio del Moderno of the Università della Svizzera italiana, the project and the site that documents it intend to offer a platform around which to federate present and future research on the work of architects from Ticino in Ukraine: architects who offered, even in this geographical context, a significant contribution to the construction of cities and the territory, over a prolonged period of time that reaches the threshold of the 20th century.

Health - Jun 30

Digital awareness has gained importance in the public discourse in the past years. In other words, there is a growing need to anticipate, identify, and understand the nature of the opportunities and risks of digital technologies, so that they are not implemented and adopted hastily and without knowledge of their ethical, legal, and social implications.

Media - Jun 13

Rana Arafat, post-doc assistant at USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, has won the Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award 2022 with her doctoral thesis "Rethinking Digital Media Use for Diasporic Political Participation: An investigation into Journalism Advocacy, Digital Activism, and Democratic Divides". The award recognises "excellence in PhD dissertation research that demonstrates potentially significant impact and importance in the field of journalism and communication research" and will be presented to Dr Rana Arafat during the  Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 's Annual Conference on Friday 5 August in Detroit, United States.

Research Management - Jun 9

Università della Svizzera italiana consolidates its position in the "top 250" category in the latest QS Quacquarelli Symonds' World University Rankings. USI maintains 240th place out of 1,400 universities reviewed.

Campus - May 30

The 72nd prestigious annual conference of the International Communication Association, the most important international conference in the field of communication sciences, is currently taking place in Paris and online.

Media - May 16

Nearly one-third of young people in Switzerland have little to no interest in the news. Various studies show that daily world events are of secondary importance to them. They rarely use information sources and thus develop limited literacy in dealing with and processing news, which makes them more susceptible/vulnerable to misinformation.

Life Sciences - May 9
Life Sciences

Responsible digitalisation is one of the key themes chosen by USI for 2022, which we explore in depth thanks also to Dr Rosalba Morese 's neuroscientific studies on cyberbullying and isolation. Cyberbullying is a very complex phenomenon, which, due to the widespread use of social media, can have major repercussions on mental health.

Life Sciences - Jun 30

Swissuniversities has created the  STAAR Commission  ( Swiss Transparency Agreement on Animal Research ). The Commission will support the institutions involved with research using animals in their public communication.

Innovation - Jun 14

With USI Transfer in 2021, the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and its affiliated institutions registered 40 new research contracts and 150 new agreements about technology transfer and 8 new patent applications filed.

Linguistics - Jun 13

The conference " Domestic Violence and Language ", offered as part of "Convergence and Distance," a cultural project devised by the USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, has been held in the USI Auditorium on 16 May. The evening stemmed from the opportunity to present the volume "Lo stile dell'abuso. Violenza domestica e linguaggio" (The style of abuse. Domestic violence and language) in which Raffaella Scarpa, professor of Medical and Clinical Linguistics at the University of Turin, analyses the phenomenon of domestic violence from the perspective of language.

Health - Jun 3

The Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) EOC, the Academic Training, Research and Innovation Area (AFRI) EOC and Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) promoted today the 11th Research and Innovation Day in Human Medicine of Southern Switzerland, a hybrid event held at the East Campus of Università della Svizzera italiana.  

Astronomy - May 16

Svetlana Berdyugina has been appointed Scientific Director of IRSOL Istituto Ricerche Solari "Aldo e Cele Daccò" in Locarno and Adjunct Professor at the USI Faculty of Informatics.  "I am looking very much forward to re-engaging myself within the Swiss scientific community and exploring new synergies in Ticino", she says. She will succeed Michele Bianda who led IRSOL for almost 35 years.

Health - May 11

On May 3, 2022, Federica Sallusto has been elected, member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the most significant and highest honors given to academic researchers.

Pharmacology - May 9

The Lymphoma Genomics group, directed by Prof. Francesco Bertoni at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR, affiliated to USI and member of Bios+), identified a new mechanism behind the resistance to the drug idelalisib, used in the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma and marginal zone lymphoma.

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