#USI25 Love story


Institutional Communication Service

31 May 2021

We are seeking the most beautiful love story of the first 25 years of Università della Svizzera italiana. The best story will be awarded with a two-night stay for two people at the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in Lugano. The award ceremony will be held on the occasion of the USI25 Alumni & Alumnae Reunion which will take place from 3 to 5 September 2021. The competition is open to all students from 1996 to the present.

Between exams, courses and theses have you also found love at USI? A special person who, even though life may have taken you elsewhere, will remain forever etched on your memory?

Share your story with us in the form of a short video, short story, photo or audio track. Send your work to [email protected] (including your name, surname, course of study at USI, email address and telephone number).

The stories must be based on actual events, be unpublished and not subject to copyright. A jury will select the most interesting stories, which in July will be put to a popular vote of the entire academic community, including the more than 10'000 USI Alumni & Alumnae worldwide. The stories selected for the online ballot and subsequently the contest winners will be notified by email by the organisers.

The jury will be chaired by the creator of the contest Prof. Luca Maria Gambardella who, in addition to being Pro-Rector and Professor of Artificial Intelligence at USI, writes novels. The jury will be composed by professors of Università della Svizzera italiana, by a representative of the Alumni Service and by a representative of the Student Corporation.

Partner of the initiative is Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in Lugano which also sponsors the prize for the best USI love story. Set on the shores of Lake Lugano, this stunning 5-star resort is a property of immense charm, nestled within a private, subtropical park just a 5-minute walk from USI Lugano campuses.


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