Cultural activities

USI hosts every year around 120 public events on a wide range of topics related to its educational, research and knowledge transfer activities.

Thanks to the special events series (such as the public lectures of the Borromini Chair, the Lecturae Dantis, and the Lessons in architecture), to the professors’ national and international networks, and to the partnerships with local and extra local institutions, associations and businesses, the USI public lecture rooms offered citizens the opportunity to listen to acclaimed personalities, including:

And many more.

In addition to hosting guest lecturers and public events, the Academy of Architecture organises regular exhibitions open to the public and is well known for its publishing activity of artistic and architectural culture.

In its role as the sole university in Switzerland of Italian language and culture, USI is engaged in defending the Italian language, literature and culture with: