Institutional partners

Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management

Founded in 2000 as a forum allowing professional public rrelations associations around the world to share resources and seek greater unity in the profession, the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management each year provides a limited number of scholarships to EMScom applicants living and working outside of Switzerland. The scholarships support the Global Alliance’s goals of strengthening collaboration among public relations and communication professionals in the international arena, rationalizing day-to-day practice, developing academic networks and contributing  to building bridges between public relations and communication professionals. The Global Alliance has member associations in Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia, and its General Secretariat is hosted by the Università della Svizzera italiana.

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Swiss Public Relations Institute (SPRI)

As a founder of EMScom, the Swiss Public Relations Institute’s leaders were among the first to envision a Swiss university based, post-graduate program for mid-career  communications managers, paving the way to the 1999 establishment of the Executive Master of Science in Communications Management program at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland.

Founded in 1969, the SPRI provides undergraduate and continuing education opportunities for communications specialists, with emphasis on direct and practical experience. Together with HWZ, KV Bildungsgruppe Schweiz, SEC Lausanne and HEG Fribourg, which conduct the SPRI courses, SPRI is committed to first class training and education in communication. Its 150 lecturers represent a wide cross-section Swiss public relations practitioners. 

SPRI is fully integrated and strongly collaborates with the pr suisse community. Therefore we share the link to the event calendar of pr suisse, featuring events on communication and public relations in Switzerland:

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