Media and Communication Service

The USI Media & Communication Service coordinates and monitors the communication activities of the Università della Svizzera italiana to inform the press and the general public of the many academic, research, and cultural activities of USI. In cooperation with institutional bodies of the University, the four faculties, institutes, services, associations and the academic community (professors, assistants and students) the service aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Establish an ongoing open and transparent relationship with journalists
  • Disclose the main activities and USI projects to the public
  • Coordinate and support external communication of institutions, faculties and research institutes
  • Promote the exchange of information within the University community
  • Coordinate and develop the institutional publications of the University

The Media and Communication Service team

USI and the Lugano campus:

  • Dr. Giovanni Zavaritt, head of USI communication (media relations and external communication)
  • Dr. Cristina Elia Ott, head of the Communication and Media Service (internal communication and corporate identity)
  • Robin Creti, Editor, USI web site coordinator, media relations
  • Dimitri Loringett, Editor - Italian and English, media relations
  • Gilda Schertenleib, Marketing manager, corporate identity and social media manager
  • Barbara Vogt, Editor - English, video coordinator

and Edoardo Sutter, intern.

Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio: