NEW INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE OF DATA SCIENCE
USI Eyes the “Science of Data”
Every day our societies produce a vast, ever-growing amount of data. These data represent a unique opportunity for social and scientific progress, but they require new tools to improve their management, analysis and interpretation. This is the research area of Data Science. The key objective is to become a reference point where various skills and different approaches can convene and
combined through strategic interdisciplinary research projects, for further development of our University.
Blood Donation Days are back on Lugano Campus
Blood donation days are back at USI in cooperation with
the Swiss Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15th (11am – 4pm) and Thursday, April 16th (10.30am – 2.30pm) in room 351 on Lugano Campus. All donors must be older than 18, be in good health, and weigh more than 50Kg. Everyone interested can show up at the welcome desk with a photo ID on a full stomach. There are plenty of reasons to donate blood. A few are mentioned by our students, teachers and staff in this short video.
The New Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Managment Kicks Off in Jordan
The second MASHOM, USI's Master dedicated to humanitarian professionals, is currently taking place in Amman (Jordan). Under the guidance of professors
Paulo Gonçalves and Uday Apte, members from three major humanitarian organisations (International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNPF and the (AKF) Aga Khan Foundation) are learning how to improve and better manage processes using Lean Six Sigma. Participants will attend 5 further sessions in Amman before coming to Lugano to defend their thesis and graduate.
TWO EVENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME CTI ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Cyberspace and New Web Piracy
A workshop and business apero with focus on intellectual property safeguard and defense. This is the theme that will be tackled during the next encounters of the programme CTI Entrepreneurship, organised by USI, SUPSI and the Start-up Promotion Centre in cooperation with the legal firm Jacobacci & Partners. The workshop will be held on
Wednesday, April 22nd from 3pm to 5pm at
SUPSI in Manno, following at 6.30pm an apero will be given at Parco Maraini in Lugano. Registration is required by April 15th.
EUROPEAN JOURNALISM OBSERVATORY (EJO)
A new Site for EJO
The new site of the European Journalism Observatory of the Faculty of Communication Sciences has been lauched during the past weeks. The new homepage is designed
to add leverage to the content also thanks to the new daily
column “short stories” dedicated to news in brief. The new layout works on any device for easy reading access on smartphone and tablet. Greater attention also goes to the interaction with social networks thanks to new sharing tools.
The New Umbrella Organisation for the Swiss Academic
Swissuniversities is the new association formed by the union of the three previous rector conferences CRU (University) KFH (universities of applied sciences) and COHEP (universities of teacher education). This new entity, of which USI is a natural member, works at strengthening and enhancing cooperation, enabling the Swiss academic world to speak with one voice on both national and international level. The old brand swissuniversity.ch is therefore replaced by swissuniversities on all USI channels. For further questions on the logo please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 13 April, 1.30pm
Room SI-008, Lugano
Monday, 13 April, 3.30pm
Room SI-006, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 14 April, 5.15pm
Room PC-04, Lugano
Wednesday, 15 April, 7.30pm
Room C3.89, Mendrisio Campus
Thursday, 16 April, 9.00am
Stabile Piazzetta, SUPSI
Thursday, 16 April, 8.30pm
Aula Magna, Mendrisio Campus
Friday, 17 April, 10.00am
Friday, 17 April, 12.00pm
Room A32, Lugano Campus
Friday, 17 April, 5.30pm
La Tor, Poschiavo
Saturday, 18 April, 10.00am
Aula Magna, Lugano Campus