Practical information

All workshops* and other Summer School related activities will be held at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano West Campus, Centrocivico, Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH-6900 Lugano.

Click here to find information on how to get to the University, as well as an overview map of the Campus.


*With the exception of online workshops.

The language in all workshops will be English; active and passive command of English is expected.

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  • @USI

    When you arrive at the University's Main Building at via Buffi 13, you should go to our Information Desk (located at the back of the main building), which will be open from 8.00 am to 10 am for formal registration, and until 5 pm for information. 

    On the first day of each week (Monday the 14th and Monday the 21st of August), we would like to invite you for a morning coffee and a welcome talk from Prof. Benedetto Lepori, the Summer School's Academic Director.  Monday's lectures will start at 9.30 am.

    Teaching rooms will be signposted at the entrance of the Main Building.

    Before the Summer School starts, you will receive our Handbook - a document with further information, as well as directions on how to use the computing facilities, via email.

  • Summer School Dinner

    Each week, Summer School participants are invited to our Summer School Dinner @ Ristorante Vetta Monte Bré. This year, the social event will be held on Tuesday, 13th of August and Tuesday, 20th of August from 7 pm.

    Come to meet all the other students, teachers and faculty members from Università della Svizzera italiana!

  • When to arrive, when to leave

    Registration is open between 8 and 10 am and workshops start at 9.30 am on Monday morning - you should arrive on Sunday evening*.

    Plan to leave on Saturday unless you can reach home when leaving Lugano Friday, late afternoon.

    Preliminary workshops will start at 10 am on Thursday/Friday, August 10th/11th.

  • Teaching Rooms

    All teaching rooms are located on the ground floor of the Black Building (number 2 on the Map), in the Red Building (number 4 on the Map) or in the Main Building (number 1 on the Map).
    The room numbers for the workshops will be signposted at the entrance of all the buildings and communicated in advance on our website and in the Handbook. 

  • Materials

    All the material for the workshop will be communicated a few weeks before the start of Summer School. In most cases, it will also be available on the eLearning USI Platform iCorsi. The Platform can be accessed through a SWITCH AAI account (provided by all Swiss universities or by us if you are not a Swiss student). However, not all the professors will be using iCorsi; in all of these cases, more information will be provided via email in advance.

    That is why it is important to bring your laptop with you!

  • Summer School Evaluation

    After the Summer School you will receive an e-mail, asking you to fill in an online evaluation questionnaire. Your feedback will help us improve the Summer School for future students so it is highly appreciated!

    If you have suggestions, ideas etc for future Summer Schools, you can also send an e-mail to [email protected].