Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication: graduation ceremony for 17 professionals


Institutional Communication Service

9 December 2016

The 7th USI Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication concluded today Saturday, December 10th 2016. The postgraduate programme is directed at professionals engaged in managing operational and strategic situations in a multicultural context (especially in the field of communication) in public administration, international companies, media, social and health services and institutions active in the field of international cooperation. 17 diplomas were awarded to professionals of 13 different nationalities.

Also this year participants delved into current issues, especially with the projects: "Misogynoir: Institutional racism and its consequences on the integration of black women in Swiss society”, "The MulTI-cultural class: proposals for elementary school educational activities”, "Non-violent communication and intercultural communication”, "Noth meets South: the incidence of the African concept of time in international cooperation”, "Diversity and Inclusion: an analysis of employees and perception of leadership” and "Integration policies in Switzerland and otherness”.

Founded in 2004 from a close collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Department of Foreign Affairs), the USI Master in Advances Studies in Intercultural Communication is a one of a kind programme in Europe. Thanks to an academic staff consisting of over 50 lecturers hailing from top universities and international organisations, MIC offers professionals who manage multicultural situation at both strategic and operational level, the opportunity to develop solid basis and apply them effectively to projects and professional and personal experiences.

Thanks to the contribution of the Foundation Assistance International (FAI), the Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) has been able to offer four scholarships to participants from developing countries with social disparities.

The 8th MIC will begin on March 27, 2017

For a list of graduates and nationalities refer the Italian version.