EMScom alumni in support of solidarity scholarships


Institutional Communication Service

7 September 2020

The Alumni of the Executive Master of Science in Communications Management have donated half of the fund of their Association to USI Solidarity Scholarships Funds: EMScom thus wanted to show its solidarity to the students.

In a critical time such as the one we are currently living, the EMScom Alumni Association has decided to show its gratitude to USI by supporting those new and current students affected by the consequences of the Covid crisis. Martin Radtke, EMScom18 alumnus and former President of the EMScom Alumni Association: "The members of the EMScom Alumni Association are very aware that important roots of their professional existence lie with USI. Here, thinking was trained, knowledge increased, skills refined and the basis for an incomparable international network among communication experts was laid."

Founded in 1999, until 2017 the EMScom prepared corporate communications professionals to tackle complex organizational challenges and play a key role in their organization’s strategic management, bringing relationships with stakeholders and the public to the center of management policy. The long-standing collaboration with the UCLA Anderson School of Management (US) and the Singapore Management University (SG), an internationally renowned faculty and participants coming from over 30 countries across the globe made the EMScom a truly international program.

The EMScom Alumni Association was founded in 2000 by the first cohort of graduates. Over its 20 years of life, it provided a platform for lifelong networking and learning by offering its 300+ members services and events such as academic and professional lectures, conferences, exclusive company visits to corporations as well as informal gatherings.

"The EMScom Alumni Association has decided to leave the previous structures and open a new chapter so that the network can continue to exist in a different form" - Martin Radtke concludes - "For the members it was logical and undisputed that half of the funds released should be used to support current USI students become future professionals. The other half was used to support a charitable project based in Lugano, which has been founded by an alumnus."