Summer Schools and Winter Schools

In this page, you can find the offer for Summer and Winter Schools organized by (but not exclusively) USI.

 

RRR Roma, Riuso e Restauro, 12-15 July, "La Sapienza" University, Rome

In few cities the historical sedimentation in the urban fabric is so perceptible, indeed palpable, as in Rome. From the study of historical and contemporary examples of transformation, reuse and conservation of ancient and post-ancient buildings and structures, we intend to reflect on the dialectical relationship between reuse and restoration. A relationship that we aim to investigate in the perspective of the long historical duration and its "productivity" for the contemporary project. Through a series of inspections in the company of experts (from the history of architecture and architectural restoration), with whom some exemplary cases will be identified and studied (from reuse in medieval architecture, to the restoration of medieval and Renaissance architecture, to reuse for museum purposes up to the restoration of the modern), students, through the tools of archaeological-architectural observation, will be invited to reflect on the relationship between the pre-existing building and the subsequent interventions, on the reuse strategies identifiable in a specific building, on historical stratifications, on the conservation of the materiality of the work, on the issues concerning the seismic improvement and the containment of energy consumption.

More information: www.arc.usi.ch

 

 

 

Artificial intelligence methods applied to intravital imaging analysis, Online Summer school, 14-18 June 2021
This program will cover theoretical and practical aspects regarding the application of new A.I.-based methods for the analysis of migration and interaction of immune cells captured by 4D intravital imaging data. Basic knowledge in imaging is recommended. The summer school is open to PhD students. 

Language of instruction: English
Registration:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUorzyt2meBrgjbAerjcr8BRmyRB3OzKl0coMg0IEWjL8VAw/viewform

 

Effective High-Performance Computing & Data Analytics with GPUs, 19 - 30 July 2021, USI 
This summer school will focus on the effective exploitation of state-of-the-art hybrid High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems with a special focus on Data Analytics. The content of the course is tailored for intermediate graduate students (3rd year Bachelor's students, Master’s students, Ph.D students, and early-stage Postdocs) interested in both learning parallel programming models, and having hands-on experience using HPC systems. Starting from an introductory explanation of the available systems at CSCS, the course will progress to more applied topics such as parallel programming on accelerators, code optimization, scientific libraries, and deep learning software frameworks.

Language of instruction: English
Registration:
https://www.cscs.ch/events/upcoming-events/event-detail/cscs-usi-summer-school-2021/

 

IMAGINE: ICTs to promote sustainable heritage tourism, 16-23 August 2021, Indonesia
The USI UNESCO Chair Summer School in Indonesia will discover tangible Indonesian UNESCO World Heritage Sites and intangible Cultural Heritage in five cities (Jakarta, Cirebon, Pekalongan, Solo, and Yogyakarta). A special focus will be placed on the issue of how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be applied to enhance the preservation of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Indonesia and strengthen sustainable tourism, as well as connect locals and visitors.

Language of instruction: English
Additional information and registration:
https://www.unescochair.usi.ch/summer-school-2021

 

Middle East Mediterranean Summer Summit (MEM), 21-28 August 2021, Lugano
The Middle East Mediterranean region, a geopolitical space deeply affected by disorder and convulsions both on land and sea, has undergone profound and rapid changes over the past few years. From upheavals of this magnitude, a new world order has emerged for the twenty-first century. From East to West, North to South of the extended Middle East Mediterranean region – from Iran to Morocco and from Syria to the Sudan – several elements of young civil societies are working together across the political spectrum, weaving the threads of dialogue, civic liberties, and sustainable development. Such initiatives are not necessarily in the media spotlight, but together make up a major network from which tomorrow’s social fabric will emerge. It is a phenomenon that Europe must welcome and encourage if only to ensure its own security in an area of shared prosperity with its southern neighbours. It is precisely with this in mind that the programme of this Summit was conceived.

Language of instruction: English
Additional information and registration:
https://www.mem-summersummit.ch/

 

SSPH+ Summer School, 23-28 August 2021, Lugano
The SSPH+ LSS places health, disease, and health systems thinking under one common framework of coherent concepts and practical implications. The focus on public health policy, economics and management combined with the diversity of students and facilitators has provided for a rich learning environment for over 2 decades so far. The insights gained and networks created serve as an opportunity to reduce and prevent the gap between public health theory and practice.

Language of instruction: English
Additional information and registration:
http://www.ssph-lugano-summerschool.ch/2021-programme/

 

Perspectives on Digital Fashion Communication of «Made In»: Cases from Italy, France, Spain and Switzerland, 29 August – 4 September 2021, Rome
The Summer School 2021 will investigate the contribution and dynamics of digital communication in the constitution of the national image, with specific reference to the creative fashion industry and the qualification of sustainable “Made in” in this sector. In fact, if the Internet is an icon and an outcome of globalization, which crosses national borders without any problem, it is precisely in online communication that the concept of “Made in”, its meaning and its values – as well as the attention paid by the sector to sustainability – are discussed and negotiated today.

Language of instruction: English
Additional information and registration:
https://digitalfashion.ch/summer-school-2021/

 

Digitise, Optimise, Visualise, dates to be announced, Lugano
The USI DOV School will introduce you in a self-contained way to optimisation, data science and machine learning, while covering cutting-edge applications to economics and finance. You will learn the relevant mathematical foundations and how to formulate, visualise and solve problems. You will also understand how to access data and optimisation libraries, in order to solve a given problem with the appropriate methods. In 4 weeks we will guide you from zero to cutting-edge applications and knowledge in optimisation, data science and machine learning, which will prove useful in your work as a student, researcher, or industry professional.

Language of instruction: English
Additional information and registration:
https://www.usi.ch/en/education/lifelong-learning/summer-winter-school/dov