XXVII Dies academicus

Institutional Communication Service

Date: 06.05.2023 / 06:19

The Dies academicus is the University's annual celebration and represents a moment of encounter and information on USI's development. 

The upcoming Dies academicus, the 27th, will be held on Saturday, 6 May 2023, at 10 am in the Aula magna of the West Campus Lugano according to the following programme:

Opening ceremony
Lorenzo Cantoni, Deputy Rector of Università della Svizzera italiana

Welcome address
Monica Duca Widmer, President of the Council of the Università della Svizzera italiana

Opening speech
Marina Carobbio Guscetti, State Councilor, Director of DECS

Keynote speech
"University and culture" Lorenzo Cantoni, Deputy Rector of Università della Svizzera italiana

Webber Ndoro, Director General of ICCROM, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Honorary Doctorate
CS Award for best teaching
Honorary President
Honorary Member
USI Medal

Closing remarks
Luisa Lambertini, Appointed Rector of Università della Svizzera italiana 

Musical interludes 
Green Onions Band

During the event, some iconic pieces of Ticino's tangible and intangible heritage will be put on display thanks to the collaboration with

  • Monte San Giorgio Fossil Museum
  • Mendrisio Art Museum
  • Mendrisio Historical Processions Foundation
  • Centre for Dialectology and Ethnography, Bellinzona

There will also be an exhibition on Swiss sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List by World Heritage Experience Switzerland (WHES).

For organisational reasons, please confirm by e-mail at by 21 April 2023.