FRIDAY, 7 MARCH
Career Forum and the Master Info Day get underway
"Your growth to success" is the motto that brings the USI Career Forum and the Master Info Day together. Two events designed to support students and graduates in their educational and career choice with an introduction to USI's two-year Masters and the presence on Campus of over 50 corporate stands. To tie the two events together the Career Succes Stories
LIVE: thirty graduates will return on Campus to share their testimony on career opportunities for each USI’s Master during the individual
USI CAREER FORUM EXPO IN THE AULA MAGNA
50 Stands, one-to-one Meetings and Company Presentations
The event organised by the USI Career Services has the objective to facilitate contact between companies and young students and graduates entering the business world. In the past, over 1000 students and graduates have taken part each year
in the USI Career Forum. In its seventh year, the event embodies the attention that USI has always reserved to students’ professional placement, by encouraging strong ties between what is taught in the classroom and the dynamics of the business world.
MASTER INFO DAY ON LUGANO AND MENDRISIO CAMPUS
Are you close to choosing your Master Degree and need Information about its Structure, Professional
Prospective, and Content?
On Friday, there will be the chance to gather all information needed about the Master courses offered at USI. Each academic director will introduce its Master and tackle issues such as content, structure and study curricula and professional opportunities with the help of graduates’ testimonies. There will also be a unique chance to gather information about graduate courses offered at EPFL, Institute Kurt Bosch and Universities of Basel, Luzern and Neuchâtel.
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARD CEREMONY
The commitment of Harley-Davidson Club Ticino in support of the most deserving students of Ticino carries on
The scholarships award ceremony will be held on Friday, 7 March at 11 in front of the main building. Two students appointed by a commission, will receive a CHF 4,000 scholarships based on merit, in the presence of the President of Harley-Davidson Club
Ticino Augusto Marchi and USI’s General Secretary Albino Zgraggen.
Venture Ideas 2014: promote your business idea
The lecture will be held on Thursday, 17 April at SUPSI (Trevano Campus) and is intended for undergraduate and graduate students interested in
entrepreneurship. Organised by CP Start-up, USI and SUPSI in the framework of the federal programme CTI Entrepreneurship, the initiative also offers students the chance to submit by the end of March their project in the form of an elevator pitch: the most deserving ideas will be presented to a panel of experts that will award the best project.
ACADEMIC MOBILITY: THE SITUATION AFTER 9 FEBRUARY VOTE
Updates on the participation of Switzerland in Erasmus+
Upon decision of the European Commission, Switzerland will no longer be able to take part in the exchange programme Erasmus+ on an equal footing with member states for the academic year 2014-2015, but only as a third country. This statute will not allow registered USI students to
participate in the Erasmus scholarships granted by the EU. All Swiss universities and the Confederation are investigating solutions to compensate for the restrictions related to the third country status, and carry on mobility in the European Union for all students of Swiss universities. More information available on the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation web
site. For more information, please contact the International Relations and Study-abroad Service.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: THE SITUATION AFTER 9 FEBRUARY VOTE
Updates on the participation on Switzerland in Horizon 2020
The European Commission has announced that Switzerland will be handled as a third country in calls for project proposals for the year 2014. This means that researchers in
Switzerland may continue to take part in the partnership projects even as coordinators (if conditions are met). However, Switzerland is no longer able to take part in individual projects (ERC and in part Marie Curie). The third party status will not however discriminate Switzerland during the evaluation of projects involving a Swiss partner. New recommendations for researchers of Swiss institutions can be found on SEFRI’s website For more information, USI’s researchers can contact Nancy-Lara Millán.
Monday, 3 March, 12.30pm
Room A32, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 4 March, 8.00am
Room SI-006, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 6 March, 7.30pm
Aula Magna, Canavée Building, Mendrisio Campus
Friday, 7 March, 9.30am
Lugano and Mendrisio Campus
Friday, 7 March, 11.00am
Main Entrance, Lugano Campus
Friday, 7 March, 2.00pm
Room 251, Lugano Campus
Friday, 7 March, 4.00pm
Room A33, Lugano Campus