Events
May
2018

Diritto processuale penale

Faculty of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Informatics

In the region

In the region USI is:

  • a cluster of scientific development
  • a generator of economic activity and
  • a force capable of attracting and retaining young talents.

For the local community, the University is also a venue for social and cultural activity and for promoting the dialogue between science and society, thanks to its many conferences and the initiatives organised by L’ideatorio, which often collaborates with local schools and institutions.  

USI, in addition to its important role of representing the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, offers to the community in general qualified individuals and valuable skills that provide support to economic and social development with, for instance:

 

At a glance  

Impact on the region

3,2 CHF
for each CHF invested by the Canton

Impact of students, per annum (million CHF)

23

Jobs created in the region by start-up companies incubated at USI

150

Research applied in the region (academic year 2015-2016)

60

Student field projects in the region (academic year 2015-2016)

30

Internships by USI students in Swiss companies (academic year 2015-2016)

120

Also:

  • driver for scientific development in the region
  • support to economic and social development
  • contribution in retaining young talent in the region
  • venue for social and cultural activity
  • representing the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland and promoting the Italian language in Switzerland
 

More in detail:

 

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  • Scientific Development

    With USI, the scientific sector of the Swiss Italian-speaking region has substantially grown.

    Both directly and indirectly, the University has in fact favoured:

    The growth of the scientific network that revolves around USI in the Swiss Italian-speaking region is confirmed by the Marcel Benoist Prize awarded in 2011 to USI prof. Michele Parrinello, and by the14 ERC, prestigious European research funds, that have been awarded to active researchers in Ticino.

    ERC in the Swiss Italian-speaking region

    Researcher

    Project

    Institution

    Year

    Michele Parrinello

    PUSH-BOUND

    USI

    2010-2015

    Antonio Lanzavecchia

    IMMUNExplore

    IRB

    2010-2015

    Andrea Alimonti

    PICS Therapy

    IOR

    2011-2016

    Fabrizio Grandoni

    Newnet

    IDSIA

    2012-2016

    Michael Bronstein

    COMET

    USI

    2012-2017

    Federica Sallusto

    Predict

    IRB

    2013-2018

    Antonio Lanzavecchia

    BROADimmune

    IRB

    2015-2020

    Michele Parrinello

    VARMET

    USI

    2016-2020

    Andrea Alimonti

    Immune-senescence

    IOR

    2016-2021

    Peter Cejka

    HRMECH

    IRB

    2016-2021

    Patrick Thomas Eugster LIVESOFT USI 2017-2019

    Michael Bronstein

    LEMAN

    USI

    2017-2022

    Jürgen Schmidhuber

    AlgoRNN

    IDSIA

    2017-2022

    Davide Rossi CLLCLONE IOR  
  • Impact

    USI’s presence and, in general, the development of the scientific sector in the Swiss Italian-speaking region also provide direct and short-term financial benefits.

    Overall, every Swiss Franc invested in USI by Canton Ticino produces a turnover of 3.2 Francs in favour of the territory, mostly from:

    • public funding for education and research from the Confederation, other Cantons, and the European Union;
    • turnover from the purchase of good and services on the territory; 
    • turnover from students (about 23 million Swiss Francs per year);
    • turnover from congress tourism.
  • Economic and social development

    USI supports the local economic and social development directly through innovation activities that foster entrepreneurship and technology.

    In wider terms, through its training activities, research and transfer of knowledge, USI offers qualified individuals and valuable skills to provide support and to cooperate with local institutions and companies:

  • Image and identity of the Swiss Italian-speaking region

    USI has guaranteed and still guarantees the presence of the Swiss Italian-speaking region around the world and brings the world to the Swiss Italian-speaking region. This is possible thanks to its educational and research projects, its international conventions and other activities, and most of all thanks to its students and professors hailing from 100 countries, its graduates who work in companies and universities all over the world, and to its internationally renowned professors.

    As the sole Swiss university of Italian language and culture, through the activities of the Institute of Italian studies (ISI), and many other activities to foster the Italian language, USI also supports the cultural dignity of the Italian-speaking region of the Confederation. It is in fact committed to the protection of a heritage - that of Italian language, literature and civilisation - which is not only a pillar of Swiss plurality, but also a heritage of beauty for humankind.

     

  • Young spirit cuddles the city

    USI brings young people to the territory who would otherwise be elsewhere: a supply of energy that helps keeping our region dynamic.

    The University is also a presence in the urban fabric: a reference for the community, a place to kick back and go for a walk, a “bench on which one can fall in love”. USI campuses of Lugano, Mendrisio and Bellinzona represent a hug to the community, and ground for reflection, civilisation, and memory.