Ideas, facts and perspectives from the academic world of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland
Square is the quarterly magazine of USI. The publication – in Italian language – provides comprehensive information on the many activities of USI in the fields of research, education, culture, and knowledge transfer.
Square as an international “square” where professors, researchers, graduates and businesses convene. Square as in “squared”, a function that implies the multiplication of knowledge and skills in a service dynamic from the academic world towards its own surrounding territory.
Square is issued in 19.000 copies each year and is addressed to the media, the general public, and the USI community. It is sent by subscription to companies, institutions, banks, elected officials, opinion leaders, journalists, research and cultural centres – in Ticino, in Switzerland and in Europe.
Note: the last issue of Square is n.20 (May 2016). A new publication, with new graphic design and editorial style, is expected in the near future.
For a free subscription to the paper version, please contact USI Media and Communication Service, specifying your full postal address. Contacts:
Quality, Innovation, and Vision
These are the values that led PKB Privatbank to support the quarterly publication of Square USI - Magazine.
The bank – a Swiss institution, founded in 1959 –is headquartered in Lugano, with branches in Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich and Bellinzona and affiliates in Italy, Antigua and Panama. PKB Privatbank employs more than 250 staff in Switzerland, specialized in asset management for private and institutional clients but also in trade activities with a "historical" presence in the Swiss capital market, particularly in fixed income instruments.
With a commitment to quality and innovation, PKB stands beside USI in the important business of promoting the growth of a robust and competitive Ticino-- economically, scientifically, and culturally.
For PKB, ideas, facts and stories communicated in Square are an integral part of the innovation process within the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. A comprehensive view inspired by sustainability.
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