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Economics / Business - 09:01
Credit risk and the consequences for corporate policies 
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 ).

Innovation - 28.11.2022
Digital Transformation and Organisational Identity Construction
To examine how digital transformation challenges organisational identity construction: it is the goal of the project "New Ways of Making Sense of Who We Are: How Digital Transformation Challenges Org

Health - Psychology - 21.11.2022
The health and economic consequences of mental health treatment with benzodiazepines
A new research project led by Professor Fabrizio Mazzonna of the Institute of Economics (IdEP) of USI Faculty of Economics has received positive feedback from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) .

Health - Computer Science - 14.11.2022
28 USI researchers in the top 2% of most cited authors
Professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University created a standardised index of the most influential researchers and published the results in the journal PLOS Biology. Several parameters, including the total number of citations and h-index, were taken into account for this calculation, leading to the calculation of an aggregate index.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.11.2022
Melanoma metastasis: new IRB study
Melanoma metastasis: new IRB study
The study "Subcapsular sinus macrophages promote melanoma metastasis to the sentinel lymph nodes via an IL-1?-STAT3 axis" has been published in the scientific journal Cancer Immunology Research.

Media - Economics / Business - 31.10.2022
Media Quality Yearbook 2022 - The evolution of the media landscape in the Swiss Italian speaking region 
The University of Zurich's Forschungszentrum öffentlichkeit und Gesellschaft (Fög) has published the Media Quality Yearbook 2022, which also features the study on the media market in the Swiss Italian-speaking region, co-edited by Colin Porlezza , professor at USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society , and Linards Udris , researcher and lecturer at the University of Zurich.

Health - Computer Science - 24.10.2022

Architecture - History / Archeology - 24.10.2022

Politics - Innovation - 12.10.2022
Digital political participation in the Swiss cantons: The midfield is catching up
The DigiPart Index records the extent to which it is possible to participate digitally in political processes in Switzerland's cantons on a scale of 0 to 100.

Research Management - Social Sciences - 10.10.2022
The challenges of scientific research evaluation
The challenges of scientific research evaluation
Evaluation of research conducted by academic institutions was one of the topics addressed during the fourth REHES workshop, Research on Higher Education and Science in Switzerland, which brought toge

Economics / Business - Health - 30.09.2022

Philosophy - 30.09.2022
Data ethics and what we should demand when entrusting personal information to a device 
Conscious digitisation also comes with greater awareness of data processing, as Marta Fadda, a Postdoc researcher and lecturer in the Biomedical Ethics course at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at

Environment - Economics / Business - 26.09.2022
Saving the forest with carbon credits
ZHAW (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften) organised the Innovation in Sustainable Finance and Commodities conference in Lugano.

Environment - 26.09.2022
Promoting the many aspects of sustainability in public procurement 
Public procurement can be a booster of sustainability, but this requires a paradigm shift in the law that is not easy to implement.

Health - 26.09.2022
Corona Immunitas Ticino: functional immunity through vaccines and previous infections
New results are out for the Corona Immunitas Ticino project, the epidemiological study launched in 2020 to assess the spread of coronavirus and the development of immunity in the Ticino population.

Innovation - Pedagogy - 26.09.2022
Smartphones, teenagers, and parents
The title of the encounter organised by L'ideatorio, USI's service for promoting scientific culture, and the USI Institute of Public Health was "Smartphones and Teenagers.

Research Management - Campus - 26.09.2022

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 21.09.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 15.09.2022
A new research group at the IOR
A new research group at the IOR
On 1 September 2022, a new research group led by Dr Arianna Baggiolini began its activities at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR) in Bellinzona.

Social Sciences - Health - 08.09.2022
Youth and physical activity, a study shows the importance of living environment and the role of parents
The SOPHYA study (Swiss Children's Objectively Measured Physical Activity), conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in collaboration with the Università della Svizzera

Life Sciences - Health - 21.07.2022
Human memory B cells are highly stable while plasmablasts are recurrent
It is known that memory B cells persist throughout life and rapidly differentiate into antibody-producing plasma cells when they encounter antigens.

Campus - 21.07.2022
The ’Uber files’ and the integrity of scientific research
An extensive journalistic investigation, conducted by Britain's Guardian together with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, has exposed the aggressive lobbying practices conducted between 2013 and 2017 by Uber, the ride-hailing service that, according to documents released to the public, violated the law, deceived regulators and took advantage of acts of violence against its drivers to lobby politicians and the public.

Life Sciences - Career - 19.07.2022

Health - Research Management - 18.07.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 15.07.2022
One for all? A class of antibodies targeting all types of coronavirus
A study conducted by Federica Sallusto's Laboratory (IRB-USI, Bellinzona and ETH Zurich) and David Veesler's Laboratory (University of Washington, Seattle), recently published in Science , describes

Architecture - 01.07.2022

Campus - Research Management - 01.07.2022

Health - 30.06.2022
Digital awareness: trust and the features health apps should have to make us trust them
Digital awareness has gained importance in the public discourse in the past years.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 14.06.2022
Technology transfer activities to industry on the rise at USI
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 / Literature - 13.06.2022
Words that wound, words that heal - Interview with Sara Greco
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.
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