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Programme of Alumni & Alumnae Reunion

The Reunion is an opportunity to get to know better “Today’s USI”, to meet professors and share development plans for the future.

The programme, spread over the two campuses of Mendrisio (Friday) and Lugano (Saturday), was intended on both days for graduates of all faculties and degree programmes. You could choose to attend part or all of the sessions, either online or on campus.

The Alumni & Alumnae Reunion USI25 programme was also offered via streaming at all academic times. All sessions were held in Italian and/or English

 

Friday 3 September 2021 - USI Campus Mendrisio - Teatro dell'architettura

 

 
From 17.30

Registration

 

   
18.00 - 19.15

Welcome
USI today & tomorrow and the role of Accademia in “shaping the future”

 

The role of female architects – Past, present, future

 

A dialog on the role in contemporary society of the over 2200 alumni architects from USI Academy of Architecture​

 

   
19.15 - 19.30

Closing Remarks

 

   
From 19.30

Guided tour of the new Teatro dell’architettura and its expositions

Networking Apero: Wine and Cheese from the Mendrisio region

 

   
 

 

 

Saturday 4 September 2021 - USI Campus Est Lugano

 

   
From 13.00

Registration

 

   
14.00 - 14.30

Welcome
USI today & tomorrow and the role of USI Alumni community

 

   
14.30 - 15.00

Keynote speech on Self Management

   
15.00 - 15.45

Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence
Is AI going to rule the world? Opportunities and challenges.

  • Luca Gambardella, Pro-Rector for Innovation and Corporate relations and Director of the Master in Artificial Intelligence
  • Cesare Alippi, Pro-Rector for Internationalisation

 

   
15.45 - 16.45

Coffee breaks & ShapingScience with young researchers

Research Sessions:

  1. “Studying the battles of white blood cells with artificial intelligence" with Diego Ulisse Pizzagalli, Euler Institute EUL and Institute for Research in Biomedicine IRB
  2. "Cartoon Architecture" with Gabriele Neri, Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture ISA
  3. "It feels like we are speaking different languages - The radicalisation and incommunicability of collective opinions" with Gastone Gualtieri, Institute of Marketing and Communication Management IMCA
  4. "How and why should the state buy in a sustainable way, setting a good example for the private economy?" with Clarissa David, Law Institute IDUSI

 

New Campus East Tour

 

   
16.45 - 17.45

Breakout Faculty Sessions

   
 

Architecture
The impact of Digital Transformation in Architecture.

 

Biomedicine
The impact of Digital Transformation and AI in Health and Medicine.

 

Communication
Digital Transformation across Human and Social sciences.

 

Economics
The impact of Digital Transformation in Economics and Finance.

 

Informatics
Current and future trends of informatics: A conversation with alumni active in the professional field

 

   
17.45 - 18.30

USI Alumni Community: Development strategies and planning of the event for 2022

 

   
From 18.30

Closing Remarks

  • Michele Foletti, Vice-Mayor, Città di Lugano
  • Boas Erez, Rector USI
  • Michele Raballo, Managing Director, Accenture Interactive
   

 

 

USI25 Love Story Contest Award

  • Luca Gambardella, Pro-Rector for Innovation and Corporate relations and Director of the Master in Artificial Intelligence
     
 
 

Networking Apero Dinner & Live Music

 

To follow

  • Night-Cap Drinks at Bar Kulma, Via Ciani 11, Lugano
 

Sunday 5 September 2021 - USI Campus Est Lugano

 

 
From 9.00

Trekking

  • Trekking tour with USI Sport to the Monte Boglia (Lugano Area)