The Digital Campus

The Digital Campus


#DCSF16 Day 3| Tips on Filming with a Mobile Phone

Picture courtesy of Diane Villadsen, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Advanced Media Institute

Picture courtesy of Diane Villadsen, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Advanced Media Institute

On the third day of the study tour, we visited the University of California, Berkeley, which is a public research university located in California and the oldest institution in the UC system. Continue Reading →


#DCSF16 Day 2 | Understanding the social media “persona” and the start-up culture

#DCSF16 @Tint

After a brief but intensive trip into the heart of Silicon Valley, where we set foot on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park to meet with Instagram engineer group manager Rodrigo Schmidt, today it was time to dig a little deeper into the narrative of social media and to check out a couple of start-up companies.

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#DCSF16 Day 1 | It’s All About the Network

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Rodrigo Schmidt (third from the left) answered our questions and told us about the importance of user experience and the developments he and his teams are working on.

Have you ever wondered what the people at Facebook are like? Today, I had the once in a life-time chance to walk into the Facebook premises and ask Rodrigo Schmidt, an Engineering Leader at Facebook & Instagram, all the questions I had about their platforms. It was only one moment in a day full of inspiring business encounters we had on our Study Tour with swissnex San Francisco. Continue Reading →


Digital Campus Study Tour – Day 4

By Andrea Schweizer, Deputy Head of Communications, Berner Fachhochschule BFH

Day 4 took us back to UC Berkeley. At Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism Vicki Hammarstedt and Shaleece Haas awaited us for the Video storytelling workshop. It was a day packed with both theoretical inputs and practical training. Continue Reading →


Video Recap: Digital Campus Study Tour 2013

For many of our program participants,  joining our Study Tours can be a transformative experience. In September 2013, 6 university communicators spent five days together visiting companies and universities, sharing challenges and successes, and learning from each other. As part of the program, participants blogged about their experience and shared their insights through short video testimonials.

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Digital Campus Study Tour – Day 5: Foggy Weather, Clear Thoughts

by Adrian Sulzer, Deputy Head of Communication at the ZHAW School of Management and Law.

Karl the Fog showing-off

Karl the Fog showing-off

After an entire week of beautiful sunny weather Karl the Fog greeted us Friday morning and reminded us of his reign in the San Francisco Bay Area. Therefore, the view from the hotel room somehow suited my mood.

Despite looking forward to going back to my loved ones, I’m somewhat sad that this trip is coming to an end. It was such an interesting, intense and inspiring week. But luckily, the program wasn’t just over yet. There was still an exciting final day ahead of us.

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Digital Campus Study Tour – Day 3

Facebook HQ

By Irène Brunner, Online Manager at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering (@ladycomanche)

Today was the day with the big names: LinkedIn and Facebook! And a not as well known but good, established startup called Gigya. Continue Reading →


Digital Campus Study Tour – Day 2 According to Reto

Tom Abate from Stanford University's School of Engineering

Tom Abate from Stanford University’s School of Engineering

By Reto Caluori, Head of Communications at the University of Basel (@retocaluori).

A to Z through Day #2

A as in Alumni: Having focused on graduation for a long time to establish a relationship with students, Stanford Alumni now shifts their efforts to freshmen, juniors and seniors. A team of tree full-time staff members takes care of student relations.

B as in “Biggest Threat”: Immigration policy constrictions would put an end to Silicon Valley, says Chuck Darrah. To a great extent, the Valley “is built on CHIPs” (i.e. Chinese and Indian professionals).

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Digital Campus Study Tour – Day 2 According to Jeremy

By Jeremy Packham, Communications Officer at the University of Lausanne and EPFL, where he works on continuing education programs (@JeremyPackham).IMG_20130917_112100

The second day of our Study Tour kicked off with an hour’s drive from San Francisco down South to the heart of Silicon Valley. Julia and Florencia swept us up at our hotel at dawn and as we drove down the freeway we went through a few of the many microclimates unique to the Peninsula and South Bay areas. Leaving sunny but cool and windy San Francisco, going through the infamous fog and arriving a few miles further in a warm, bright Palo Alto. Continue Reading →