Media & Communication Service

The USI Media & Communication Service organizes, coordinates and accompanies the communication activities of the Università della Svizzera italiana to inform the press and the general public of the many academic, research, and cultural activities of USI. In cooperation with institutional bodies of the University, the four faculties, institutes, services, associations and the academic community (professors, assistants and students) the service aims to achieve these goals:

  • Establish an ongoing open and transparent relationship with journalists
  • Disclose the main activities and projects USI to the public
  • Coordinate and support external communication for the institutions, faculties and research institutes
  • Promote information exchange within the university community
  • Coordinate and develop the institutional publications of the University
  • Foster the coordination of graphic and visual elements of the corporate design


The Media and Communication Service team

USI and the Lugano campus:

  • Dr. Giovanni Zavaritt, head of USI communication (media relations and external communication)
  • Dr. Cristina Elia Ott, head of the Communication and Media Service (media relations, USI Flash, corporate identity)
  • Robin Creti, Editor, USI web site coordinator, media relations
  • Dimitri Loringett, Editor - Italian and English, media relations
  • Gilda Schertenleib, Marketing manager, corporate identity and social media manager
  • Barbara Vogt, Editor - English, video coordinator

Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio: