Health Management: Study Tour of the Hochschule Neu-Ulm
03 May 2016
From May 9th through May 13th, 2016, the Department of Economics, Health and Social Work (DEASS) of the University of Applied Arts and Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) will be hosting a group of students and professors from the Department of Health Management of the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Neu-Ulm, University of Applied Sciences, Germany, for a special week of academic training and field activities.

The week has been organizing by Ms Michela Ornati, Internationalization and Mobility Programmes Coordinator for Economics, in collaboration with Mr Domenico Ferrari in the role of Academic Advisor to the program, SUPSI’s International Office and a team of volunteer student Ambassadors. The Hochschule Neu-Ulm participants include professors Dr. Alexander Würfel, Dr. Walter Swoboda, Dr. Silvia Straub, and Miss Isabelle Birk-Braun, Academic Assistant.

The program of the week, which will be inaugurated with two special lectures by professors Dr. Luca Crivelli, Director of the Department, and Dr. Carlo De Pietro, aims to offer novel insights and comparison opportunities between Germany and Switzerland on the topic of healthcare management.
The week will also include a professor- and researcher-only session focused on knowledge sharing and exploring ideas for further collaboration between the two universities.

The initiative represents the consolidation of the two universities' partnership in the framework of the European exchange programs, now Swiss-European Mobility Programme - SEMP (formerly Erasmus+). Thanks to this program and to our partner's collaboration, in fact, several SUPSI students from the Bachelor of Economics have been able to study for a semester or two at the University of Applied Sciences in Neu-Ulm, experiencing a different culture and education system while acquiring new and precious linguistic and relational competences. The German university's tour in Lugano is organized with the aim of returning this hospitality by creating a dedicated moment of learning, comparison and joint activities at our institution and in the local community.