University of Italian Switzerland


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Location: Lugano
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano

Affiliation: swissuniversities
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Health - Mar 2
In light of the second epidemic wave of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the project Corona Immunitas Ticino - carried out by the Institute of Public Health of Università della Svizzera italiana and SUPSI Department of Business Administration, Health and Social Affairs - has broadened its test population by involving more children (5-13 years), teenagers (14-19 years) and seniors (over 65 years). Between November and December 2020 and early January 2021, 1463 serological tests were performed among participants. Overall, seroprevalence was 16%, with marked differences by age group, showing an increase compared with the first phase of trials in July 2020.
Innovation - Feb 24

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and the Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno (IRSOL, affiliated to USI) have signed a collaboration agreement that will consolidate scientific research in Ticino related to the development of spectro-polarimetric instrumentation for solar observations. The agreement will allow IRSOL to access state-of-the-art technological competences in the field of solar research instrumentation and the Department of Innovative Technologies of SUPSI to bolster applied research in the scientific area of Applied Photonics and Optoelectronics within the Institute for Systems and Applied Electronics (ISEA).

Life Sciences - Feb 15
Life Sciences

Prostate cancer research is making further progress with a recent discovery of the Prostate Cancer Biology laboratory at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR, affiliated to the Università della Svizzera Italiana).

Health - Feb 3

A given substance may be fundamental for life or may serve as a poison. All depends on the specific dose. At first glance, this somewhat paradoxical principle in medicine was first coined by the Swiss physician Paracelsus more than half a millennium ago when he stated: "All things are poison, and nothing is without poison.

Religions - Jan 28
Religions

The Centro di Judaica is promoted and supported by Goren Monti Ferrari Foundation in collaboration with Università della Svizzera italiana and the Faculty of Theology of Lugano.

Research Management - Feb 15

Free access to knowledge makes further progress at USI thanks to a new agreement that now allows USI researchers to publish original research articles in Open Access (OA) free of charge in journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, and Cogent OA.

Economics - Feb 9
Economics

Catering to the future expectations of investors is inherent to the world of finance which, as such, plays an import role in fostering economic growth through it's ability to innovate. However, financial innovations are not always flawless. A recent study co-authored by USI finance professor Francesco Franzoni reveals the significant performance inefficiencies of the increasingly popular 'thematic' exchange traded funds (ETFs). The findings of Franzoni and his colleagues has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

Media - Feb 1

Technology has always played an essential role in our daily lives and workplace. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted its role in many new ways. It is a highly topical issue discussed in "The Next Page" , as part of the United Nations Podcast featuring Gabriele Balbi, Associate Professor in Media Studies at USI Università della Svizzera italiana. In the podcast, Balbi spoke as an expert in media history, about his work and research linked to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , a specialised UN agency committed to connecting the world.

Innovation - Jan 25

Innosuisse has decided to support the Comprehensive Advanced Program on BioBusiness of the Center of Advanced Studies on Entrepreneurship in BioMedicine (CASE BioMed), an autonomous structure within USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences for the period 2022-2024.




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