University of Italian Switzerland

University of Italian Switzerland

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

Affiliation: swissuniversities


Campus - Dec 1

Every year, the doctoral students and professors of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Culture and Society come together for an event known as Epi Day. The purpose of this event is to give young researchers the opportunity to share the progress of their work with the entire Faculty and their colleagues.

Sport - Nov 20

Can moral support drive us to perform at our best? Using a unique case in football, Professor Fabrizio Colella's research shows how moral support from fans can profoundly affect footballers' performance.

Pharmacology - Oct 23

A team of researchers at USI has discovered the dimeric structural organisation of certain receptors among the principle drug targets in pharmacology. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications .

Research Management - Oct 16

The prestigious funding, totalling 1'797'000 francs, has been awarded to the research project "Temporal Existence" coordinated by Professor Damiano Costa, vice-director of the Institute of Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Theology of Lugano, affiliated with USI.

Environment - Oct 9

Professor Annegret Hannawa from USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society will conduct one of the sessions of the upcoming Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavík, Iceland. The conference is the largest annual international meeting on the Arctic, and over 700 speakers and more than 2000 participants from 60 countries are expected.

Health - Nov 20

Prof. Arianna Calcinotto and her team have been awarded the SNSF Starting Grant 2023, a highly competitive and prestigious funding designed for researchers with several years of research experience after the PhD and who have contributed to significant research in their field.

Health - Oct 17

The Molecular Oncology research group, led by Prof. Andrea Alimonti at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR, affiliated to USI and member of Bios+), in close collaboration with the team of Prof. de Bono (Royal Marsden NHS Foundati

SNSF Ambizione grants are aimed at early-career postdoctoral researchers who wish to conduct their first independent project in Switzerland. The Swiss National Science Foundation yearly awards these projects to the most promising researchers after a competitive two-step evaluation procedure, which includes an interview in front of the evaluators.

Innovation - Oct 9

Technology has become critical in shaping our world today, especially in the digital age. It is integrated into almost every aspect of our lives, from smartphones to smart homes. However, what happens when technology is not accessible to everyone? Leandro Soares Guedes, a PhD candidate at USI Faculty of Informatics, and Monica Landoni, a Professor at USI Faculty of Informatics, are working on bridging this gap by finding solutions at the intersection of conscious digitisation and inclusive design. Their goal is to ensure that technology empowers everyone rather than excludes or marginalises them.

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