International Community of Practice (ICP) meeting 2022
19 May 2022
Between 28th and 30th April 2022, the Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care hosted the annual meeting of the ICP with the aim of sharing and promoting best practices for internationalisation and university mobility.

The ICP - International Community of Practice is a working group that includes many business schools from European universities and Swiss universities of applied sciences. The three-day meeting was organized by Michela Ornati, Lecturer and Departmental Mobility Coordinator for Economics and Leisure Studies (and ICP SUPSI representative). The meetings were held at the SUPSI premises in Manno and Lugano. Twenty participants coming from all over Europe were involved in an engaging program of presentations, visits and external activities. Amongst the speakers welcoming them were Luca Crivelli, Director of the Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care - DEASS; Carmine Garzia, Head of Research, DEASS; and Andrea di Stefano, Scientific Collaborator for the Bachelor in Leisure Management. Activities included a visit of the new Viganello Campus in Lugano, guided by Filippo Viano, Real Estate and Facility Managment team member; and a visit of the Department of Innovative Technologies - DTI's MiniFactory, guided by Paolo Pedrazzoli, Head of the Bachelor in Management Engineering. Some of the ICP members also met with International Office employees at SUPSI headquarters and enjoyed an instructive visit at the Lifestyle Competence Center in Manno, where they saw a demo of the ongoing Bally historical shoe archives digitalization project. During the three days of the ICP meeting, Wolfram Schoënfelder, Professor of the School of Business, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, also held three special seminars entitled "VoiceWork" to the benefit of staff and students of both departments, DEASS and DTI.

At the end of this intensive program, ICP participants were hosted Hotel Lido Seegarten's and enjoyed dinner with a beautiful view of Lake Lugano. Participants were very impressed by SUPSI and expressed strong interest in developing future collaboration on teaching and research projects. They also loved our region and promised to visit again one day!


Special thanks to the participants!!
HS Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (Germania), Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italia), Centria University AS Kokkola (Finlandia), InHolland University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), Molde University College (Norvegia), Universidad San Pablo CEU Madrid e Universidad de Zaragoza (Spagna), Université Catholique de l'Ouest (Francia), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences e HES-SO Wallis (Svizzera).