The 23 winners of the Foundation for the Lugano faculties of USI scholarships


Institutional Communication Service

13 December 2021

The awarding ceremony of the best student of each Master's programme with the CHF 4,000 scholarships made available by the Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of USI for the academic year 2021/22 was held on Monday, 13 December 2021 at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium of Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. 

Scholarships are allocated based on academic merit by an Awarding Committee composed of the Secretary of the Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of USI and the Pro-rector for Education and Students' experience of USI, according to the following criteria:

  • have started the attendance of a USI Master's programme in the autumn semester 2020/21;
  • have gained by the end of the autumn 2021 exam session at least 60 ECTS credits expected in the first year of study. If less than 60 credits are required in the first-year curriculum, the maximum number of credits possible is considered. The credits must be acquired entirely in a USI Master's programme and include credits from all required courses;
  • have obtained the best average grade in their class, corresponding to at least 9/10. To calculate the average grade, the Committee will consider the best 60 ECTS earned during the USI Master's programme.
  • attend the award ceremony. Absence is allowed only for justified reasons.

For the academic year 2021/22, the Foundation has awarded 23 scholarships for a total value of 88'000 francs.


Below are the names of the students who received the award, divided by study path:


Master in Architecture

  • 1st place: Vittoria MORPURGO (average: 9.74)
  • 2nd place: Gaia DELLEA - awarded CHF 2000 (average: 9.57)
  • 3rd place: Alessia RAPETTI - awarded CHF 2000 (average: 9.53)


Master in History of Art and Architecture -

  • Eleonora ALBERTI (average: 9.32)


Master in Economia e politiche internazionali -  

  • Martina BESANA (average 9.46)


Master in Economics -

  • Marta FELLER (average: 9.45)


Master in Finance -

  • Dario BIAGIOTTI (average: 9.30)


Master in Management -

  • Valentina BATTISTELLA (average: 9.38)


Master in Public Management and Policy - 

  • Laura GUERRA (average: 9.15)


Master in International Tourism -

  • Amélie KELLER (average: 9.04)


Master in Marketing and Transformative Economy -

  • Stefania CELAJ (average: 9.12)


Master in Communication, Management and Health -

  • Mathilde TEDESCO (average: 9.32)


Master in Digital Fashion Communication -

  • Sofia IANNUCCI (average: 9.52)


Master in European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication -

  • Giada MOTTA (average: 10)


Master in Media Management -

  • Martina KOLEY (average: 9.70)


Master in Philosophy -

  • Léon PROBST (average: 9.94)


Master in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana -

  • Marta PIZZAGALLI (average: 9.75)


Master in Artificial Intelligence -

  • Arshjot Singh KHEHRA (average: 9.60)


Master in Computational Science

  • Pietro MIOTTI (average: 9.00)


Master in Software and Data Engineering -

  • Sara MANGIALAVORI (average: 9.80)


Master in Management and Informatics -

  • Alberto FACCHINETTI (average: 9.69)


Master in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication -

  • Elena STICKDORN (average: 9.39)


Master of Medicine - 

  • Stefanie BAUER (average: 9.50)


No student meets the requirements for the other Masters.