The newly founded commission acts as an interface between the university governance and its components, contributing to USI internationalization strategy and giving visibility to the International Relations Service within the University. On November 22, the Commission met for the first time.
The Swiss Agency Movetia has launched the call 2019 for the International pilot programme. This programme is aimed at Swiss educational institutions wishing to try out innovative partnerships and new ideas for mobility outside Europe.
Thor Tofthøj Hejlesen is a master student at the Faculty of Economics. After spending a mobility semester at USI, he decided to enrol and complete his master degree in Lugano. We took this opportunity to ask him few questions about his experience and his decision to stay.
An Information Session and an International Fair have been offered to USI students interested in spending a mobility period abroad during the academic year 2019-2020. Have you missed them? Read the wrap-up to catch up with useful information and links.
On December 11, the International Relations and Study Abroad Service invited all USI administrative staff to an Information Session to raise awareness about the opportunities for staff mobility within the SEMP framework.
Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).
On November 20, the Swiss National Agency Movetia organized the customary annual event for tertiary education. The event presented relevant news within the sector, such as funding opportunities, news related to the Swiss European Mobility Program 2019, as well as an outlook on Erasmus 2021-2027.
On Thursday, December 13, 18 mobility students joined the last social activity of this year: a comprehensive guided tour of "Magritte, La Ligne de vie" exhibition at the cultural center for visual arts, music and the performing arts LAC, followed by a pizza dinner in the heart of Lugano.
Università della Svizzera italiana wishes everyone warm Season’s Greetings, and a great start into 2019!