28th Dies Academicus


Institutional Communication Service

8 April 2024

The Dies academicus is the University's annual celebration and represents a moment of gathering and exchange of information on USI's development. 

The upcoming Dies academicus, the 28th, will be held on Saturday, 4 May 2024 at 10 am in the West Campus Lugano Aula Magna.

Registration required at [email protected] by 15 April 2024.


  • Opening of the ceremony and welcome address
    Luisa Lambertini
    Rector of Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Welcome speech
    Monica Duca Widmer
    President of the Council of the Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Greeting
    Marina Carobbio Guscetti
    State Councillor and Director of the Department of Education, Culture and Sport
  •  Keynote address
    Shane Legg
    USI PhD alumnus, co-founder of Google DeepMind and among the 100 most influential people in the world in the field of artificial intelligence,
    interviewed by science communicator Mirko Bischofberger
  • Honours
    Honorary doctorate to Prof. Janet Currie
    Award for best teaching to Prof. Carla Mazzarelli
    USI medal to Arch. Mario Botta 

Reception from 12:30 pm