20th Dies academicus

Alumni Service

Date: 23 April 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016; 10 a.m.

Aula Magna USI, Campus Lugano


The Dies is the premier annual event for USI, when it convenes with the considerable community of interested observers and supporters and shares the development of its academic activities.



Opening of ceremony and speech
Piero Martinoli, President of the Università della Svizzera italiana
Official greeting
Paolo Beltraminelli, State Councilor and Head of the Department of Health and Social Services, and future President of the Council of State of the Canton Ticino

Keynote speeches (in Italian)
"Switzerland: Back To The Future", Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, UBS Group AG
"Beliefs Heterogeneity and Asset Pricing", Ilaria Piatti, Associate Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School Oxford
"Growing old cancer cells to treat cancer", Andrea Alimonti, Group Leader, Institute of Oncology Research (IOR), Bellinzona

Honoraris causa doctorates
Honorary members of USI
CS Award for best teaching

Refreshments, 12:30 p.m.
Music: Franco Ambrosetti Trio