Lugano, Switzerland

Fashion & Luxury Sustainability

when 13 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC

The Fashion & Luxury Summer School, Lugano (Switzerland) offers studies in Business Management and Innovative Technologies for the fashion and luxury industry, with a focus on current industry topics.

The 2015 Summer School modular offering includes:
- a three-day intensive programme for professionals, July 15th through July 17th,
- an optional two-day introductory session (mandatory for students) starting July 13th;
- a conference covering theoretical aspects and industrial practical implementations;
- a networking apéritif;
- one or more company visits.

Topic: Sustainability
The fashion and luxury sector is increasingly confronted with the need to systemically address sustainability issues at each phase of the fashion and luxury product life cycle and value chain. This poses specific environmental, social, economic as well as peculiar aesthetic challenges; it also offers great opportunities for value creation. The Fashion & Luxury Sustainability Summer School programme aims at delivering an understanding of these topics and of the theories, methods, innovative technologies and managerial approaches supporting the industry in developing strategies for a viable, ethical future.

The Fashion & Luxury Summer School is situated in a region known as Switzerland’s Fashion Valley, chosen by numerous international fashion and luxury brands for their headquarters and logistic operations. It is strategically positioned close to Como, Italy’s silk and textiles manufacturing centre, and to Milan, the fashion design capital
of Italy. It is also a tourist destination of choice for vacationers from all over the world (www.

Course leader

Programme coordinator:
Michela Ornati, M.B.A. Industry expert, Professional Teacher and Tutor at SUPSI - DEASS (Dept. of Economics, Health & Social Care)

Programme scientific coordinator:
Luca Canetta, PhD, Teacher at SUPSI - DTI (Dept. of Innovati

Target group

Full-time Master and PHD students

Course aim

The Fashion & Luxury Summer School takes place in Lugano, Switzerland, and is an intensive, hands-on continuing education programme based on cutting-edge university research and best practices from leading fashion and
luxury brands. It is aimed at current and future industry professionals wishing to expand their knowledge, acquire new skills and enjoy high-level networking in one of the most attractive locations of Southern Europe.

Credits info

3 EC
The programme builds on at least three years of university studies and has a strong applied management and technology focus. The week includes contact hours, self-study time, lab work and on-site company workshops for a total of 30 academic hours (3 ECTS) for the full programme, and 24 hours for the short programme (2 ECTS). Additional academic work will be required from Master students and PhD researchers. Upon successful completion of the programme, including a final exam, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, featuring the ECTS
credits earned. A Certificate of Attendance can be delivered if the participant is not interested in
earning ECTS. In this case the certification work is not mandatory.

Fee info

CHF 0: -Enrolment fee for full-time university students, Master or Doctoral level only.
CHF 0: --Enrolment fee for professionals. Professionals can also attend the 3-day intensive program from July 15th through 17th. The intensive program fee is CHF 2.350,00.


Students enrolled in SUPSI-DEASS Erasmus+ SwissEuropeanNetwork partner universities benefit from a special fee. Please enquire.