The Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF) is a division of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (ETH Zurich), responsible for the promotion, selection and financing of international conferences, Workshops, ETH Summer and Winter Schools and situated in the south of Switzerland (Canton Ticino) at Monte Verità.
It has been named after the Federal Councillor Stefano Franscini, a native of Ticino who, in 1854, played an important part in establishing the first Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland, ETH Zurich.
Every year, the CSF hosts 20 – 25 conferences organized by professors working at Swiss academic institutions and concerning all disciplines (sciences and humanities) taught at academic level.
The CSF is also open to the local population with a regular program of public events (lectures, concerts, films, hands-on demonstrations, etc.) organized in the context of its international conferences.