Università della Svizzera italiana

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is one of the 12 certified public universities in Switzerland and member of swissuniversities. It is organised in six faculties and is active in several study and research areas, among which: architecture, communication sciences, computational science, data science, economics, health studies, humanities, informatics, law, medicine and biomedicine.
USI is a young and lively university, a hub of opportunity open to the world where students are offered a quality interdisciplinary education in which they can be fully engaged and take centre stage, and where our researchers can count on having the space to freely pursue their initiative.
3'922 students and 1'008 professors and researchers, hailing from 114 countries, convene every day on the four campuses in Lugano, Mendrisio and Bellinzona. The relatively small size of the campuses encourages the free flow and open exchange of ideas. USI encourages faculty, students and researchers to develop their potential, and appreciates their curiosity and willingness to experiment with new ways of thinking, learning, teaching and working.
Established in 1996, USI is in constant evolution, always taking on new challenges while remaining true to its three guiding principles: quality, openness and responsibility.

Our courses

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Business & Management
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Art & Culture
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Our instructors

Carlo Ossola

Critico letterario italiano (nato a Torino nel 1946); professore di Letteratura italiana nelle università di Ginevra (1976-82), di Padova (1982-88) e di Torino (1988-1999). Dal 2000 è professore al Collège de France, Parigi, cattedra di Letterature modern…

Corrado Bologna

Nato a Torino nel 1950, ha studiato nelle Università di Roma e di Ginevra; ha insegnato nelle Università di Ginevra, di Chieti, di Roma "La Sapienza"; è attualmente Prof. Ordinario di Filologia romanza nell´Università di Roma Tre e Professore aggregato al…

Elena Marchiori

Dr. Elena Marchiori is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland), Faculty of Communication Sciences. She holds an M.Sc. in Media Management and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences. She is the ex…

Gabriele Neri

Gabriele Neri is an architectural historian, critic and architect. He is currently Mâitre d’enseignement et de recherche at the Accademia di architettura of the Università della Svizzera italiana in Mendrisio, CH. Since 2011 he has been adjunct professor …