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Lugano Human Rights Film Festival

Lugano Human Rights Film Festival

Franklin University Switzerland is  once again pleased to host a special English language session of the  Lugano Human Rights Film Festival (Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano -  www.festivaldirittiumani.ch) on Thursday, October 12th, 2017: Whose  Streets?

Professor Hoey presenting at the United Nations

Professor Hoey presenting at the United Nations

Participating in the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the  Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at the United Nations in New  York

This Fall 2022 semester Franklin welcomed approximately 180 new students

This Fall 2022 semester Franklin welcomed approximately 180 new students

This Fall '22 semester Franklin welcomed approximately 180 new students, bringing the total number of students present on campus during this academic year up to 396.

Sharing collective dreams on Franklin's future

Sharing collective dreams on Franklin's future

Highlights from the Fall '22 Convocation ceremony.


This year, Convocation was held on the second day of classes of the Fall 22' semester, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

#FUSOrientation 2022

#FUSOrientation 2022

Today, August 16, 2022, marks the first day of this year’s exciting Fall’22 Orientation week. Around 170 incoming students have started making their way to campus this morning, moving into Franklin’s eight residence halls,  and adjusting to their new home. 


This academic year is especially  extraordinary as it is the first semester ever in which Franklin  students will be filling the New C residence hall, with a total of 67 new bed spaces.

The 2022 FUS UNITAR Summer Experience

The 2022 FUS UNITAR Summer Experience

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Franklin graduate students of the Master of Science in International Management (MSIM) with an emphasis in Responsible Management and Climate Action had the opportunity to pitch their final presentations from the FUS  UNITAR Summer Experience directly at the United Nations Organizations  headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

WURI Ranking Interview with President Greg Warden

WURI Ranking Interview with President Greg Warden

Two recent MSIM Graduates (Master of Science and International Management) of Franklin University Switzerland, Ms Kristen Abberley and Ms Ann Jackson Edwards took it upon themselves and prepared for an online interview with Franklin President, Prof. Dr. Greg Warden to find out why he thought Franklin should join the WURI Ranking.


(World's Universities with Real Impact (WURI) was established in 2020. It is a new ranking system designed by the Organizing Committee of the Hanseatic League of Universities (HLU).)

Announcing a new President at Franklin University Switzerland

Announcing a new President at Franklin University Switzerland

On behalf of the Franklin Foundation, the Board of Trustees, and the Presidential Search Committee, we are pleased to announce that Samuel Martín-Barbero,  Ph.D., Presidential Distinguished Fellow & Academic Innovation  Fellow at the University of Miami, has been selected to become the fifth  President of Franklin University Switzerland

Franklin University Switzerland WURI Top 33

Franklin University Switzerland WURI Top 33

Franklin University Switzerland


Ranked in the Top 35 universities making an impact, Franklin University Switzerland is a small, international school located in the southern Swiss city of  Lugano. FUS strives to develop and cultivate an academic environment  that provides opportunities for students to become articulate, informed,  and productive leaders of their communities.

Francesco Tronci - TI Advisory Board

Francesco Tronci - TI Advisory Board

Last year Francesco Tronci co-authored an HBS case study about how to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa, starting from the story of Harambe,  the non-profit network that unites several unicorn founders and  talented entrepreneurs, for which he has served as senior advisor for many years now, and that was founded by Okendo Lewis-Gayle, who many of  you may have met at Franklin back in 2019. 

Snack the System

Snack the System

The Taylor Institute is proud to announce that the Franklin Alumni Team “Micro to Macro” has received an invitation from Ambassador Wennubst to join the following high profile event "Snack the System" in Rome this coming Saturday, May 21.


The Laws of War in Ukraine

The Laws of War in Ukraine

Alte University Law School presents an online event about a crucially important theme


The event will conclude with a question and answer session.


The event will take place online in the Zoom app.


To register for this ZOOM online event, click here:


The Zoom link will be sent to you shortly, after registration.


Event date and time: 09 May
4 pm Georgian Time
2 pm Swiss and European Time
1 pm UK Time.