USI Summer Campus 2021
Institutional Communication Service
24 May 2021
A group of USI students asked the Senate a summer gathering on campus after an academic year still marked by restrictions. Now that the protection measures are progressively being lifted, it is, in fact, possible to plan new opportunities to meet in presence to boost student life. The entire student community and USI have responded positively to this idea: for Bachelor, Master and PhD students of all USI Faculties, the summer programme "USI Summer Campus 2021" has been created. It will take place from 19 to 31 July 2021 within the activities to celebrate USI's 25th. At this link the detailed programme and registration!
The last year has been very challenging for the academic community, especially for the student community, which has continuously been called upon to review habits and expectations. On the one hand, USI has shown its ability to manage online education, seize the opportunities, and ensure a flexible and seamless learning experience. Yet, on the other hand, it has never forgotten the importance of classroom learning and university life on campus: teaching, as repeatedly stressed, is also a human relationship.
Following up on a request made to the Academic Senate by a group of students who felt the lack of an "academic community" during the period of restrictions linked to the COVID19 pandemic, the Student Body and the Pro-Rector for Education and Students' experience, Lorenzo Cantoni, launched a survey in recent weeks to all students to test their interest in carrying out summer activities on campus. The feedback was clear and the project was embraced with enthusiasm.
The initiative will also be part of USI's 25th anniversary lineup, expressing in full its guiding principles: "Shaping knowledge", in the sense of creating knowledge together and therefore getting to know each other, and "USI is U", that is, seizing the opportunities of a university on a personal scale, where everyone can cultivate his or her uniqueness through encounter and dialogue.
The "USI Summer Campus 2021" summer programme will take place from 19 to 31 July 2021 and will offer a rich range of courses.