THE NUMBERS SPEAK
Our university is still growing and surpasses quota 2850 students, with a consistently high level of internationality and strong figures on occupational placement of graduates
In the fall 2010 semester, a total of 2,852 students
enrolled at USI - 145 more than last year. That's a growth rate of 5.4% for our student community. The greatest incremental growth was seen in the PhD candidate category, which has increased by 10% - a direct reflection of the continued expansion of USI in obtaining competitive scientific research grants. Internationality remains high, with 28% of students originating from Ticino, 9% from other Swiss Cantons, 38% from Italy and the remaining 25% from other countries. Regarding occupation of our graduates, the 2010 survey outlines a stable and positive picture: 94% are occupied at one year after receiving their diplomas (of which
75% work professionally and 16% are studying), while at 5 years after graduation, the percentage climbs to 98% (of which 93% work and 5% made other choices).
figures and graduate survey.
111 new graduates in Communication Sciences, hailing from 18 different countries
During last Monday’s ceremony, the following degrees were awarded: 46 Bachelors, 60 two-year Masters and 5 PhD's. The top graduates were awarded several important prizes. The ABB/ALSTOM Prize for the top graduate from the Bachelor programme was presented
to Silvia Canova, while for the top Master, Marcello Coppa was recognized. The Alma Bacciarini Prize for the top graduate of the Master in Italian Literature and Civilisation was awarded to Vega Tescari and Francesca Galli. And finally, the Angelika Meyer Terlizzi prize for the best Master thesis in the field of public relations and corporate communication was granted ex aequo to Gerardo
Bramati and Marcello Coppa.
Names of the graduates.
EXHIBITION OF PROJECTS FROM ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE GRADUATES, 2010 EDITION
110 projects for Varese
Thursday, January 13th, 2011, at 6pm, the 2010 edition of the exhibition of graduate projects promoted by the Academy
of Architecture in Mendrisio in collaboration with the City of Varese will open at the museum of Villa Baragiola in Varese. Models great and small, drawings, sketches and panels animate an imaginitive, fascinating Varese without neglecting clever and realistic cues. The result is not simply a sum of all the works involved, but rather a legacy of proposals, interpretations, architectural and urban visions. In
other words, the project reveals a diverse city - a city transformed by 110 projects. For those who believe in architectural discourse, the city - designed by new, young architects with a boldness, optimism and freshness - represents an extraordinary occasion. The exhibition runs through February 20th, 2011.
A GLIMPSE INTO FUTURE PROJECTS
State of the art regarding the project on a possible USI
Master in Medicine
To offer a new clinical training programme (3-year Master in Medicine) at our university is both a very significant and equally complex initiative. As you may know from the media, the project was born in response to an acute need: Switzerland suffers from a severe shortage of doctors, a phenomenon that will reach increasingly dramatic proportions over the next decade. The study group appointed by the Consiglio di Stato to assess the feasibility of this project has
recently finished its work. Conclusions and recommendations will be submitted shortly to the Consiglio di Stato. In close collaboration with USI, the former will determine whether to establish a working group to investigate the necessary steps toward preparing a detailed plan, of which the final analysis would be submitted to the Gran Consiglio. We will keep you informed and up-to-date on the progress next year.
IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN
Francesca Rigotti presents her "Philosophy of Daily Life" in
This coming January, the Center of Philosophy at the University of Tokyo will host Francesca Rigotti, lecturer at the USI Faculty of
Communication Sciences. Philosopher and essayist, Francesca Rigotti will hold a seminar on "The philosophy of Daily Life," drawing from her books and publications. She will also interpret a philosophical representation of theatre which she wrote, entitled, “The Soul of Things.” Both contributions are in the process of being translated and will be presented to the public in the Japanese language.
With the close of the Fall Semester, USI Flash will adjourn service until our next issue, which will arrive in your mailbox on Monday, February 21st, 2011. We'd like to express our heartfelt thanks to each of you for your loyal readership each week. Best wishes for a delightful holiday season!
The Media & Communication Service team