Sunday May 21

  1. 3:00PM @ Hotel St. Josef
    1. Hirschengraben 64, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
    2. Briefings on University of Zürich, ETH, and UniBasel
  2. 7:00PM Dinner, Raclette Stube, Zähringerstrasse 16, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Monday May 22

  1. 9:00AM-12:00PM @ University of Zürich (UZH) @ Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland Room KOL E 13
    1. 9:30 Welcome – Josias Planta, Deputy Director, International Relations Office and Prof. Dr. Karen DePauw, Vice President and Dean of Graduate Education
    2. 9:40 Introduction to UZH – Josias Planta
    3. 9:55 Short Introduction – All participants
    4. 10:00 Graduate Campus : A platform for young researchers – Eric Alms, Transferable Skills Courses, Graduate Campus
    5. 10:20 Short Break
    6. 10:50 University Politics: the role of VAUZ – Michelle Jutzi, Board Member VAUZ International Higher Education Policy and participant GPP ’16
    7. 11:10 Introduction to the Swiss Education System and Discussion – Prof. Dr. Philippe Gonon, Director, Institute of Education
    8. 12:00 End of Visit
  2. 12:30PM-5:00PM @ Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH [Zürich], “Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich”)
    1. Lunch
    2. 1:30 Overview ETH Zurich: Discussion on current issues in education and research in Switzerland – Anders Hagström, Director Global Education Affairs
    3. 2:15 Resume Workshop – Inés Constantin Clewe, ETH Zurich Career Center
    4. 3:34 Transfer to Campus Hönggerberg via ETH Link
    5. 4:00 Meeting with Prof. Antonio Togni, Vice-Rector for Doctoral Studies, Professor of Organometallic Chemistry, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences
    6. 5:00 End of Visit
  3. 7:00PM Dinner, Grünen Glas, Untere Zäune 15, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Tuesday May 23

  1. 7:36AM @ Zurich HB
    1. Bahnhofplatz 15 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
  2. 8:47AM @ Basel SBB
    1. Centralbahnstrasse 10, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
  3. Hotel Bildungszentrum 21
    1. Missionsstrasse 21, 4055 Basel, Switzerland
  4. 9:45 Gather in Hotel Lobby to depart for day.
  5. 10:30 – 12:00 Visit Student Residence, Studentenheim Basel, Sylvia Marelli-Winter, Residence Director
  6. 12:15 – 13:45 Lunch (your dime) on Marktplatz (food trucks)
    1. visit of Old University building (from 1460)
    2. Basel Cathedral
    3. Old Town
    4. Baseler Museum of Modern Arts
  7. 14:30 – 16:00 Visit School of Arts (HFGK) on Dreispitz (a.k.a. “Academy of Art and Design HGK” a.k.a. “Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst – HGK FHNW”)
    1. Reception in the lobby, Director Prof. Dr. Kerstin Landkilde
    2. Lecture “Higher Education as a Public Good”, Director Prof. Dr. Kerstin Landkilde
    3. Guided Tour
  8. 17:30 Gather in Hotel Lobby to head to dinner
  9. 18:00 Dinner at Restaurant “Il Piccolo Spuntino”

Wednesday May 24

  1. 8:03AM Basel SBB
    1. Centralbahnstrasse 10, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
  2. 9:39AM Gare de Strasbourg-Ville
    1. 20 Place de la Gare, 67000 Strasbourg, France
  3. 11:00AM – 16:00 Université de Strasbourg Welcome and coffee
    1. 11:00 Collège doctoral européen, 46 Boulevard de la Victoire, 67000 Strasbourg
    2. 11:30 – 12:00 Presentation of the organization of research and doctoral studies in France
      1. Mme Véronique BULACH, Vice-Présidente déléguée recherche Formation doctorale
      2. Mme Valérie LAMOUR, Vice-Présidente déléguée recherche Interdisciplinarité et liens recherche- formation
      3. M. Christopher MUELLER, Responsable pédagogique du Programme Doctoral International
    3. 12:00 – 13:00 Discussion, “Higher Education as a public Good”
      1. Introduction, Maxime LESELLIER, doctorant membre de l’association ADDAL et ancien Policy Officer à « Eurodoc »
      2. Discussion avec des doctorants membres du Programme Doctoral International de l’Université de Strasbourg
    4. 13:15 – 14:15 Lunch at university restaurant
    5. 14:15 – 15:30 Campus Tour
    6. 15:30 – 16:15 Visit of Doctoral College
  4. 18:00PM Dinner, Ami Schutz, 1 Ponts Couverts, 67000 Strasbourg, France
  5. 21:21PM Gare de Strasbourg-Ville
    1. 20 Place de la Gare, 67000 Strasbourg, France
  6. 22:45PM Basel SBB
    1. Centralbahnstrasse 10, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Thursday May 25

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Bildungszentrum 21
    1. UniBasel, FHNW Art and Design School, and UniStras De-briefings.
    2. PoliMi briefings
  2. 13:04 Basel SBB
    1. Centralbahnstrasse 10, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
  3. 4:48PM Stazione Capolago-Riva San Vitale
    1. Strada Nuova 6825 Capolago, Switzerland
  4. Welcome and Steger Center at Villa Maderni Overview
  5. Dinner

Friday May 26

  1. 7:47AM Stazione Capolago-Riva San Vitale
    1. Strada Nuova 6825 Capolago, Switzerland
  2. 8:50AM Stazione Milano Centrale
    1. Piazza Duca d’Aosta, 1, 20124 Milano, Italy
  3. 10:00AM-2:00PM Politecnico di Milano (“PoliMi”) @ Aula Magna Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
    1. 10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to Politecnico di Milano – Francesca Fogal, International Relations and EU Projects Office
    2. 11:00 – 12:15 Meeting with Prof. Paolo Biscari, Director of the Politecnico di Milano PhD School
    3. 12:15 – 13:30 Meeting with Politecnico di Milano PhD students and brunch
    4. 13:30 – 14:00 Guided tour of the campus
  4. Free evening
    1. Really consider going to the top of the Duomo
      1. free/cheap to walk up
      2. costs for elevator
      3. to enter the inside of Duomo, must have covered shoulders and knees
    2. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
    3. Parco Sempione (including Arco della Pace at Porta Sempione)
    4. Castello Sforzesco
    5. Caffè Cova
    6. Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (“San Siro”, football [soccer] stadium)

Saturday May 27

  1. 8:40AM-9:26AM Train from Riva (Capolago – Riva San Vitale) to Bellinzona (capital of Ticino)
  2. Saturday morning market in Bellinzona
  3. CONSIDER SEEING Montebello Castle
  4. 12:30PM Lunch at Ristorante Castelgrande
  5. 4:03PM-4:47PM Train from Bellinzona (capital of Ticino) to Lugano
  6. (optional) Explore Lugano
    1. good opportunity to buy chocolate for yourself and/or for souvenirs.
      1. It’s easier to buy packaged chocolate from Manor ( Salita M. e A. Chiattone 10, 6900 Lugano ) for home.
      2. Much nicer chocolate at Läderach (Via Pessina 17, 6900 Lugano, but doesn’t travel as well).
    2. Consider a drink or pastry from Vanini (Piazza Riforma 1, 6900 Lugano)
    3. As beautiful as the lake is, it seems that few of the places with a view of the lake have nice food/drink, and those that have the view also have even further inflated prices.
  7. Dinner at Steger Center
  8. Culture and Wine of Ticino with Daniela Doninelli at Steger Center

Sunday May 28

  1. Work and Cultural Experience day.
    1. Some may consider going to sister vineyards Gialdi-Brivio (gialdi-brivio.ch)
    2. Could swim in Riva (http://www.ticino.ch/en/commons/details/Lido-Comunale-Riva-San-Vitale/1530.html)
    3. Gelato places
    4. Bikes from the Steger Center (bike up the mountain)
    5. hike up the mountain
    6. Baptistery
  2. Lunch at Steger Center
  3. Dinner with Lucy Ferrari at Ristorante San Grato, Carona, Switzerland

Monday May 29

  1. 8:28AM Stazione Capolago-Riva San Vitale
    1. Strada Nuova 6825 Capolago, Switzerland
  2. 8:51AM Stazione Lamone-Cadempino
    1. Via Stazione 1 6814 Lamone, Switzerland
  3. 9:20AM-1:30PM Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (“SUPSI”, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian Switzerland)
    1. Via Trevano, 6952 Canobbio, Switzerland
    2. 9:30 Welcome and introduction to the Swiss educational system, SUPSI and the Department for Environment Constructions and Design
      1. Mrs Chiara Napolitano, DACD International Relations Coordinator and Bachelor & Master Program coordinator
    3. 10:00 Presentation of internationalization activities in SUPSI
      1. Mrs Annick Catella, Assistant International Office
    4.  10:30 Presentation of research and training activities in the field of design and visit to FabLab
      1. Dr. Massimo Botta, researcher in Interaction Design at the Laboratory of Visual Culture
    5. 11:30 Visit to ISAAC and its activities in the field of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the built
      1. Dr. Roman Rudel, director of the ISAAC Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment
    6. 12:30 Lunch
    7. 1:30 Departure
  4. 2:30PM-4:30PM Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
    1. Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
    2. 2:30 Presentation of ASQ with Vasileios Triglianos (PhD student at the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano in the Architecture, Design and Web Information Systems Engineering group headed by Prof. Cesare Pautasso.)
      1. ASQ is an educational tool for live interactive presentations. Share presentations in real time, gather feedback, extract statistics.
    3. 3:00 Peeping the writers’ desks with Giulia Pellizzato (PhD student and assistant at the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Italian Studies Institute. Researching under the supervision of Prof. Sara Garau.)
      1. A glance at culture and society in the second half of the Twentieth century through an epistolary friendship linking Italy and USA.
    4. 3:30 Campus tour, coffee and sweets.
    5. 4:00 Departure
  5. Free time in Lugano
    1. see Lugano above for other suggestions.
      1. consider going to Manor (dept store) for many EXCELLENT chocolates that are more reasonably priced
        1. truly when i (Michael) bring a selection back to share with people here at home, the favorites are almost always these little store-brand slightly hazelnut chocolates
  6. Dinner at Steger Center

Tuesday May 30

  1. Breakfast at Steger Center
  2. Work day
  3. Lunch at Steger Center
  4. 1:00PM Universitat Basel GPP and Universitat Zürich arrive in Riva San Vitale
  5. 2:00PM – 10:00PM Global Summit at the Steger Center
    1. 2:00PM Opening Session
      1. Welcome and Introductions – Karen DePauw
      2. Presentations – Karen DePauw
      3. Logistics for the Summit and group assignments
    2. 3:00PM Afternoon Break
    3. 3:30PM Working Session 1
    4. 5:00PM Coffee & Conversation in the Garden, group photo
    5. 6:00PM Reception and Dinner

Wednesday May 31

  1. Breakfast at Steger Center
  2. Global Summit continues
    1. 9:00AM Working Session 2
    2. 10:30AM Morning Break
    3. 11:00AM Planning for Conference at Swiss Embassy
    4. 12:00PM Lunch at Steger Center
    5. (after lunch) UniBasel and UZH Depart
  3. Final Dinner at Steger Center
  4. Closing Reception at Steger Center

Thursday June 1

  1. Depart