University of Italian Switzerland

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Location: Lugano
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano

Affiliation: swissuniversities
Environment - Apr 19
Urbanisation is perhaps one of the most spectacular events that have occured on our Planet over the past century. Today, more than half of the global population lives in cities or urban areas, with estimates of up to 70 percent by 2050.
Economics - Apr 19

What are IGA and IGG antibodies? For what are they used? In this new episode of Science in a minute, Dr Rebecca Amati, project manager of the Corona Immunitas Ticino project, explains the different classes of antibodies, their development and their functions.

Environment - Apr 12

While running a Google images search on "sustainability", the colour green dominates. Most of us automatically associate the concept with the environment. Among the search engine results, however, there are still plenty of images that remind us that sustainability is also economical and, more importantly, social.

Health - Apr 6

What is an antigen test? What are its advantages and disadvantages? In this new episode of Science in a Minute, the so-called rapid test procedure is explained. This test detects the presence of proteins of the new coronavirus in the nose and/or throat.

Health - Mar 29

What are epidemiological studies' Why do we need them' In this new episode of Science in a minute, Dr Rebecca Amati, project manager of the Corona Immunitas Ticino project, explains the meaning of these studies and what they are for.

Health - Apr 14

Data science helps us to investigate the main causes of out-of-hospital deaths - such as cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndrome and cerebral stroke - and to develop 'smart' and cutting-edge first response solutions, thanks to a project conducted by USI in collaboration with Cardiocentro Ticino, Fondazione Ticino Cuore, and Federazione Cantonale Ticinese Servizi Ambulanze.

Health - Apr 12

What is the PCR test? How does it work, and why is it called PCR? This new Science in a Minute clip explains the procedure for tests that detect viral components, allowing diagnosis of an acute novel coronavirus infection.

Campus - Apr 1

Kicking off with an editorial by the Rector, Boas Erez, is a series of articles in collaboration with Corriere del Ticino in the framework of #USI25. Guided by USI experts, we will ponder how knowledge can help understand and address great present and future challenges .

Innovation - Mar 15

In his introduction to an exhibition by Max Ernst, the poet André Breton speaks of that "marvellous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition." For good or ill, the university world is often called upon to debunk the myth of the 'ivory tower' in which academics are thought to reside and is increasingly asked to "introduce themselves" to the economic and social fabric.

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