USI is the most international university in Switzerland and stands out in the Swiss university system thanks to its educational offerings and original fields of research.

Its size allows for direct interaction between members of the academic community: a collegial, dynamic and multicultural atmosphere, a magnet for motivated students and talented researchers.

Today, USI has four Faculties, around 3,000 students, more than 60% of whom come from over 100 different countries, and a wide range of courses (in Italian and English) ranging from Bachelor’s degrees to PhDs.

In addition to continuing to invest in the existing Faculties – Architecture, Economics, Communication and Informatics – USI aims to develop new initiatives designed to enhance its original profile in the Swiss university system. The strategic choice has fallen on two fields with an assured future not only because of their intrinsic scientific interest, but also because of the substantial contribution they can be expected to make to the economic development of the area and to solving urgent problems of national importance: computational sciences, already at an advanced stage of implementation, and medicine, with the study of a clinical training project.

USI also intends to further increase its commitment to defending the Italian part of our country, to protect a linguistic and cultural heritage that is one of the cornerstones of national cohesion. USI is therefore a hothouse of ideas, a source of inspiration for imagining new, and why not, bold visions which should generate initiatives and projects of great importance for Ticino in the future.


AMC carries out advanced research and executive training activities on behalf of national and international companies and institutions. AMC is part of USI’s Institute of Management and employs researchers and lecturers with a solid international scientific reputation who have gained significant experience as advisors to companies and institutions. AMC organises executive education courses. The main programme is the EMBA, which lasts 18 months in monthly four-day modules (Thursday – Sunday).

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