Doctoral schools at the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society

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  • Doctoral Programme Argumentation in Professional Practice

The Doctoral Programme in Applied Linguistic "Argumentation in Professional Practice", is financed by swissuniversities, and offers interdisciplinary educational and research activities focused on argumentation in professional practice, especially in professions related to communication and language (such as journalism, advertising, corporate and institutional communication, translation and interpreting). The programme is organised in cooperation with the Department of Applied Linguistic of ZHAW (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZHAW) and counts on a national and international network of experts in argumentation and applied linguistic. 

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  • Scuola dottorale confederale in Civiltà italiana

The graduate school "Scuola dottorale confederale in Civiltà italiana" has been founded in 2013 and is coordinated by the USI Institute of Italian Studies (ISI) in collaboration with the Institute of the History and Theory of Art and Architecture (ISA). It is promoted by swissuniversities. This joint graduate program aims to improve the dialogue between PhD students from different universities (in Switzerland and abroad) who develop a PhD thesis in the field of Italian culture, including the areas of Literature, Linguistics, History of Art and Architecture and Musicology. The program creates a platform for young researchers to discuss their PhD research with a large group of specialists, paying attention to methodological diversity and exploring the intersections between the Arts within Italian culture.

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