University of Italian Switzerland

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

Affiliation: swissuniversities

Health - Jan 26

The Pfizer Prize Foundation awarded 11 studies and 21 researchers, including Dr Nicolò Pernigoni, Dr Elena Zagato and Professor Arianna Calcinotto of the Oncology Research Institute (IOR) and Dr Fernando P. Canale, Dr Camilla Basso and Professor Roger Geiger of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB). 

Health - Jan 25

The Experimental Therapeutics group , directed by Prof. Carlo V. Catapano at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR, affiliated to USI and member of Bios+), in collaboration with Prof. Jonathan Hall at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH, Zurich) identified a novel mechanism for the treatment of hepatic disorders of abnormal lipid deposition.

Health - Jan 23

The USI-affiliated Institute of Oncology Research (IOR) has reached a licensing agreement with BIMINI Biotech, a startup from the Netherlands, to acquire and further develop a novel first-in-class Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome protein (WASp) activator.

Career - Dec 23, 2022

The USI Rectorate approved a list of projects to be funded through the "Fondo Istituzionale per la Ricerca" at its meeting on 22 December 2022. Specifically, six grants were awarded to young researchers for projects in architecture, communication and informatics, and to two PhD programmes in architecture and business studies.

Economics - Dec 12, 2022

A new research project conducted by Professor Laurent Frésard of USI Faculty of Economics has been approved by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) . The study "Sustainable Investing, Information, and Real Effects" focuses on sustainable investments, i.e., investments that take into account financial objectives and environmental, social, and governance effects. Sustainable investing is becoming increasingly popular and is therefore considered an important tool for promoting the transition to a more sustainable economy. The involvement of investors interested not only in financial returns would lead companies to pursue environmental and social goals as well as economic ones. 

Psychology - Jan 23

Can a Tweet or a post on Instagram tell us something about our mental health? How meaningful is the relationship between well-being and the use of these platforms? To answer these questions, Marta Fadda, a researcher in bioethics at Università del

Research Management - Jan 10

Swissuniversities, the umbrella organisation of Swiss schools of higher education, recently approved a number of projects aimed at implementing the national strategy and action plan on Open Research Data. 

Mathematics - Dec 19, 2022

A new research project led by Luca Gambardella, professor at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence IDSIA (USI-SUPSI) and Pro-Rector for Innovation and Corporate Relations, has been approved by the  Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) . The study entitled 'Computational methods for integrality gaps analysis' approaches the optimisation of algorithms to deal with complex problems from an innovative and original perspective. 

Economics - Dec 5, 2022

A new research project led by Professor Alberto Plazzi, director of the Master in Finance at USI Faculty of Economics, has received positive feedback from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF ). The study "The Determinants and Corporate Implications of Credit Derivatives: Evidence from the CDS Market" aims to deepen the understanding of the factors that determine the so-called pricing and trading of credit risk and its consequences on corporate policies and behaviour. 

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