Solidarity with the victims of the earthquake


Institutional Communication Service

10 February 2023

On Monday 6 February 2023 a 7.8 earthquake struck southern Turkey and Syria. USI stands in solidarity with the victims of the catastrophe and supports its students, researchers and staff members who have been affected by the consequences of this tragedy.


Supportive measures

"USI in ascolto" is a support desk for students, researchers and staff members experiencing difficulties.

More information:



Swiss Solidarity is collecting donations to make relief through its Swiss partner organisations.

Please, donate here:


Solidarity events on campus 

Some USI students are organising a solidarity and fundraising event on the Lugano campus.

Details will follow.