39 new Informatics graduates from 14 different countries
At last Thursday's
ceremony, during which 12 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, 2 Executive Master's degrees and 11 PhDs were conferred, speeches were given by Prof. Mauro
Pezzè, USI Dean of Informatics, and Thomas Sieber, CEO of Orange (Switzerland), who delivered the keynote address. One particularly touching moment during the ceremony was the awarding of a posthumous doctoral degree to Adina Mosincat, a former researcher at USI who was the victim of an accident in the mountains this past March.
Names and picture of the graduates.
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
EU invests €30 million to boost vaccine research, the IRB is one of the 42 grantees
On October 1st, the Advanced Immunization Technologies (ADITEC) collaborative research programme began, which will bring with it the development of the next generation of human vaccines with new and more powerful immunisation technologies. Three groups from IRB
- those of Prof. Lanzavecchia, Dr. Sallusto and Dr. Uguccioni - are amongst the 42 research partners involved in the project.
More information on ADITEC and on the contributions of the IRB research groups.
The 2011 award for the best entrepreneurial idea in the Canton Ticino goes to Bmob
The system created by Julien Buros, Roberto Materni, Michal Piorkowski and Filippo Riva is able to communicate (real-time) the availability of parking spaces and estimate their occupancy through advanced analysis of data collected from a network
wireless sensors. This highly innovative and technological solution was developed within CP Start-up with the collaboration of the ALaRI Institute at USI and with SUPSI. In addition to reducing stress, as well as unnecessary city traffic and pollution, Bmob helps drivers save time and money and allows city authorities to make the optimal decisions in urban planning and transportation policy.
SEMINARS FOR USI LECTURERS, ASSISTANTS AND STAFF
Copyrights in teaching
The DICE (Digital Copyright for eLearning) project offers two seminars
on the topic of copyright in teaching.
The seminars will be held by Prof. Bertil Cottier in English. The first seminar (Tuesday, October 4, at 2pm) will see the presentation of a simple methodology for dealing with cases on this theme, while in the second seminar (Wednesday, November 2, 2pm) participants will be able to discuss specific issues linked to copyright in education with Prof. Cottier.
FREE TIME SURVEY
Help us describe student life at USI and in Ticino for future students!
Starting today and throughout the month of October, every Monday you will find a survey on the Study Advisory’s Facebook Page where you can provide opinions on where and how to spend free
time. Where do you enjoy the best cappuccino in Lugano? Where are the best spots to relax
on the Mendrisio Campus? We are interested in gathering all of your points of view so that we can talk about the USI lifestyle through your eyes. We will select one participant from all the survey respondents to win an USI prize.
Tuesday, October 4, 11.30am
Press Conference introducing the public lecture series "Qui e ora" (Here and now) and "Per voce sola" (For One Voice) organised by the Institute of Italian Studies
Room A14, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, October 4, 2pm
Online seminar by Prof. Bertil Cottier, "A Methodology to approach Digital Copyright in Education"
Wednesday, October 5, 6pm
Awards Ceremony, Credit Suisse Awards for Excellent Writing
Room A21, Lugano Campus
Thursday, October 6, 6pm
Information session on the second edition of the EMBA
Executive Center, Lugano Campus
Saturday, October 8, 3pm
USI-SUPSI Family party (sign up by Thursday, October 6)
Parco di Villa Argentina, Mendrisio Campus