The University of Lugano (Università della Svizzera italiana-USI) was founded in 1996. USI, as the only Italian-speaking university outside Italy, promotes and preserves the culture of Italian Switzerland in the Swiss academia, and serves as a cultural bridge to Italy, especially thanks to its tight collaborations with the main universities of Lombardy (Northern Italy).
USI has a strong international and multilingual orientation, with students and faculty from over 100 nations. While the official language at USI is Italian, some courses and entire Master programs are taught in English. Knowledge of French and German is also encouraged. Basic and advanced courses in these four European languages prepare students for international careers.
Today, USI comprises four Faculties: Economics, Communication Sciences and Computer Science in Lugano, and Architecture in Mendrisio, for a total student population of approximately 2800 from 100 different countries, and a total teaching staff of 700 professors and assistants.
You will be able to visit the university and it’s facilities.
|Weekdays||Monday to Friday, 9h to 17h (on request)|
|Length||It depends; min 2h|
|Group size||Max 20 persons each time|
|Price p.p.||free of charge|