The social media channels officially related to the Faculty of Informatics are strictly the ones listed below.
The Faculty or its parts are responsible only for the content of these channels and cannot be held responsible for other channels, profiles or pages, which refer to the Faculty of Informatics but are not approved.
While fully respecting the freedom and responsibility of staff members, the Faculty cannot be held responsible for content posted by staff members on their personal profiles.
Student groups or other social media actions taken by the Faculty of Informatics community members are more than welcome: the use of official logos is however strictly forbidden, and the description or biographical part must state that the page or the group is not officially connected the Faculty of Informatics or the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and therefore the Faculty and USI cannot to be held responsible for its content.
Listed below are the USI institutional channels and the full set of official social media profiles related to USI or its units, showing also the rules of conduct required for users of USI social media channels (‘house rules’):
The Facebook Page USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Official Page) is the most informal channel of all. Here students, staff, and faculty of both USI campuses of Lugano, Mendrisio, and Bellinzona exchange ideas, gather information about practical issues and share in real time pictures and tips on events and the nightlife. The headline "Together with USI" is a clear invitation to the whole USI community to be involved.
USI_university is the Twitter profile of USI and represents an instant and interactive source of information on Università della Svizzera italiana. It caters not only to journalists but to anyone interested in the activities of the University, by broadcasting research findings, highlights and achievements of USI professors, and informing on public lectures taking place on campus. Consistent with its function, the official Twitter channel of Università della Svizzera italiana is labeled "Informed with USI"
The presence of USI on LinkedIn is varied and structured around different audiences. The University Page promotes the overall educational offer and is addressed mainly to current and prospect students. The group USI - Università della Svizzera italiana is open to all USI students and graduates, staff and professors, allowing them to keep in touch and share experiences and professional expertise. The group USI Alumni is exclusive to USI graduates for sharing ideas and networking among former classmates. These groups are ideal venues to initiate discussions on topics related to the workplace, to post job offers and, for students and graduates, to seek professional advice from senior alumni. The presence of USI on LinkedIn is underscored with the motto "Professional with USI". You can follow the University page e and request membership to the USI group.
The YouTube channel USI_university is a resourceful space where you can find various types of videos related to USI activities: interviews with professors on current issues, reports on conferences with selected guest lecturers, news from the world of academic research, and informal videos related to the academic community. The channel goes by the fitting motto “Starting with USI”.
Through Instagram, USI not only intends to tap into the power of pictures taken on our campus, but also to convey the USI spirit and provide more visibility to the members of the community. The platform is a place for sharing our image, to promote our activities and to strengthen the sense of community. Students, alumni, faculty and staff members represent the main audience of this channel. Our motto is "Visual with USI".
The official social media channels of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) are strictly the ones listed below: they consist of the institutional channels (see above) and other profiles of organisations which belong institutionally in whole or in part to USI.
USI is responsible only for the content of these channels and cannot be held responsible for other channels, profiles or pages, which refer to USI but are not approved.
While fully respecting the freedom and responsibility of staff members, the University cannot be held responsible for content posted by staff members on their personal profiles. Official positions and opinion of Università della Svizzera italiana are expressed on social media exclusively through its official profiles (for individual USI entities), in particular through institutional channels (for USI as an institution).
Student groups or other social media actions taken by USI community members are more than welcome: the use of official logos is however strictly forbidden, and the description or biographical part must state that the page or the group is not officially connected the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and therefore USI is not to be held responsible for its content.
As a University, we believe in the value of a constructive exchange and we consider our social media as an open space for sharing, where comments and contributions are more than welcome. To ensure positive participation in an open environment, we ask to respect others and their opinions and to act with the awareness that our social media channels are public and that you will be held responsible for all content you have posted.
Options for administrators
To guarantee a respectful and constructive dialogue, the administrators reserve the right to remove any inappropriate contents such as:
If you believe that your content shouldn't have been cancelled or if, you have general complaints about actions taken by the channel administrator, or wish to discuss terms and conditions, or simply need more information, you can reach us at email@example.com.
In case of repeated violations, USI reserves the right to report the authors of such content and block them from our channels.
Responsibility for content posted by third parties
Any content posted by third parties on our social media does not represent the views and opinions of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), which cannot therefore be held responsible. Only the profiles listed on this document can be considered official USI profiles. All other profiles are to be considered non-official, and therefore USI cannot be held responsible.
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