ENROLLED STUDENTS, ORIGIN, AND GRADUATES EMPLOYMENT RATE
The Academic Year in Numbers
3,017 students are currently enrolled at USI. 25.9% of our students come from Ticino, 6.9% from other Cantons, 45.9% from Italy and 21.3% from other Countries. The students enrolled in the Academy of Architecture are 791, in the
Faculty of Economics 791, in the Faculty of Communication Sciences 916 and 280 in the Faculty of Informatics. According to the 2014 Graduate Survey - published this year with a different data presentation according to the new guidelines of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office - 89.7% of the students found an occupation a year after graduation. The percentage of graduates who are professionally active five years after graduation increases to 96.1%.
NEW FACULTY OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Established the Constituent Committee: Mario Bianchetti to represent USI
During its ordinary session held on December 5th, USI
Council has set the basis for the future Constituent Committee of the Institute of Human Medicine within the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences. The Committee (5-7 members) will consist of university professors of medicine from the partner institutes of the project, from the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), and from the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC). The Council has appointed unanimously Prof. Dr. M.D. Mario Bianchetti as
representative of USI within the Constituent Committee.
Piero Martinoli agreed to extend his mandate as USI President
Given the importance of the project for a new Faculty of Biomedical Sciences USI’s Council has asked Piero Martinoli to extend his presidency until the end of the academic year 2015-16. Prof.
Martinoli accepted: in addition to achieving the objectives for the current 2012-2016 faculty planning, the aim is also to complete the implementation of the Master in Human Medicine within the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, as per governmental decree of November 24th.
INSTITUTE OF ITALIAN STUDIES
«And by a little sounding in these verses» (Paradiso
The last encounter dedicated to Dante’s Paradiso will be held on Wednesday, December 17th at 6pm in the Aula Magna of Lugano Campus (not in the Auditorium where they usually took place). The final lecture will be the world premiere of a polyphonic performance of the last Canto by “A Ricuccata” from Cervioni (Corsica) composed of Augustin Baccarelli, Francescu Berlinghi, Jean-Luc Ciccoli and Jacques
Filippi, Nicolas Sisson. All previous lectures on Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso are available for download on iTunesU.
LABORATORY OF CIVIC STUDIES
The Role of the “Swiss Model” in Machiavelli’s Political Thought
A lecture by Jean-Jacques Marchand, professor of Italian Literature at the University of Lausanne will conclude the first series of public lectures Machiavelian Discourses on Politics and Society of the Laboratory of Civic Studies
within USI’s Faculty of Communication Sciences. The appointment is for Thursday, December 18th at 5.30pm in the Auditorium of Lugano Campus.
ATELIER BLUMER 2014
An Installation of 11,000 light bulbs dedicated to Dante’s Paradiso
On Thursday, December 18th at 6.30pm the students of the Academy of Architecture in cooperation with
the Institute of Italian Studies will present an installation dedicated to Dante’s Paradiso. The work made of 11,000 light bulbs placed on 180 sq.m of wooden canvas will be displayed in the central nave of the ex Macello in Lugano (viale Cassarate). The installation will be inaugurated by a reading of Dante held by the Director of the Institute of Italian Studies Carlo Ossola and by the music written by the students of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.
ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE
Frédéric Bonnet Awarded with the Gran Prix de l'Urbanisme 2014
The architect and urban planner Frédéric
Bonnet, lecturer of Culture of the Territory at USI’s Academy of Architecture will receive today in Paris the prestigious recognition assigned each year to urban planners by the French Ministry of Planning. The jury awarded Frédéric Bonnet for his skills to work on “any type of territory including the most disadvantaged, and at different urban levels" and "to
think of nature as a tool for urban reconstruction, to provide strategic solutions to the evolution of the various urban contests, especially in times of crisis”.
INFORMATICS TELLS ITS STORY
Presentation of the Semester’s Projects
The encounter will be held on Thursday, December 18th from 2pm in the Auditorium of Lugano
Campus. After an introduction by Dean Michele Lanza, several professors will illustrate what buzzes in the construction sites of their courses, through a presentation of the work carried out by students throughout the semester. The programme will include the following presentations: Software Tools Atelier (M. Lanza & A. Mocci), Programming Fundamentals 1 (M. Jazayeri), Web Atelier (C. Pautasso), Computer Graphics (K. Hormann), Field Project Atelier (M. Lanza). A cocktail reception will
The University Choir USI Voices invites everyone to the Christmas concert Merry Christmas (modern rock and Christmas carols): the appointment is for Tuesday, December 16th at 8.30pm for a sparkling apero and at 9pm for the concert in room 354 of Lugano. USI Voices works
each semester on a new repertoire conducted by Candice Carmalt.
With the end of the autumn semester USI Flash bids you farewell and will resume on Monday, February 16th, 2015. In the meantime, you can continue to follow what goes on at USI through our info boxes at www.usi.ch, our press releases, and on Twitter and Facebook.
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for your weekly attention. Happy holidays to all of you!
Monday, 15 December, 5.30pm
Auditorium, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 16 December, 5.15pm
Room PC-04, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 16 December, 8.30pm
Room 354, Lugano Campus
Wednesday, 17 December, 6.00pm
Aula Magna, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 18 December, 1.30pm
Room SI-003, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 18 December, 2.00pm
Auditorium, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 18 December, 5.30pm
Auditorium, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 18 December, 6.30pm
ex Macello of Lugano, viale Cassarate
Friday, 19 December, 9.30am
Room A13, Lugano Campus