Franklin University Switzerland Academic Summit Students

Ever fantasized about being a student at a Swiss and U.S. university campus? You are now one academic summit away! Come and join us at the Academic Summit, our annual event in Lugano and get involved in a series of full day workshops and activities designed for high school students - an unmissable opportunity to also reflect upon hot topics and trends in today’s world. Discover what it means to be a student at Franklin for a day.

What will you do at the event?

  • Meet with international student ambassadors
  • Experience a university lecture in English
  • Join small workshops covering topics related to the main theme
  • Engage with leading members of our faculty
  • Explore new industry trends
  • Have dinner on campus with fellow participants
  • Stay overnight on campus and experience Lugano
  • Receive a Certificate of Participation

Conference of the Day: Climate Change: Swiss realities and Swiss future

Franklin University Switzerland Academic Summit - Professors and StudentsEven though climate change has been recognized by the majority of Swiss citizens as the main threat that Switzerland faces in the near and long-term future, many still do not understand what climate change means for Switzerland, what can be done to limit it and what needs to be done to prepare for the inevitable impacts it will bring. In this workshop, you will learn how climate change is currently affecting Switzerland's ecosystems and society, as well as what steps Switzerland is taking to prevent the worst-case scenario, including actions taking place on Franklin's campus, such as the recent collaboration with our local energy provider AIL to use Franklin's roof space to generate electricity from the sun.

Faculty: Brack Hale Ph.D., Professor, Biology and Environmental Sciences and Patrick della Croce Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology and Environmental Sciences

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (general program)
Where: Franklin University Switzerland, via Ponte Tresa 29, Lugano, Switzerland


Join us on our beautiful campus in Lugano to get a taste of university life, to meet other students and to learn from a diverse group of faculty.

Registration deadline is February 1, 2019. Franklin will help with transportation expenses to our campus in Lugano from within Switzerland. Housing and meals will also be provided.

Registration Form

Welcome to Franklin

Franklin University Switzerland is a US and Swiss-accredited university based in Lugano. Our community of students comes from over 50 countries, and our courses cover disciplines as diverse as international relations, politics, communications, economics, finance, history, psychology, environmental studies, literature and the arts.  Classes take place both on our campus in Lugano and in destinations around the world.

The Franklin Advantage

  • Excellent teaching in English
  • Small classes, averaging 16 students per class
  • Flexible academic curriculum
  • Personal connection with professors and staff
  • One Academic Travel 'study tour' to another global destination is included each semester
  • Scholarships for bachelor programs are available to applicants who apply early