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Studying at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana is a member of the Swiss university system and the only Italian-speaking university in Switzerland. It is a multi-lingual university with courses taught in Italian and English and it has a strong international orientation. USI’s faculty and students come from more than 100 different countries and was also among the first universities in Switzerland to adopt the new European university structure that encourages students’ mobility across European campuses.

USI comprises 5 Faculties: Architecture, Economics, Communication Sciences, Medicine and Informatics. With its geographical, political and cultural background USI has grown into a multilingual academic institution with a wide international atmosphere. USI’s small size, its positive teacher-to-students ratio, the integration of different disciplines and top-quality technical and IT infrastructure make up the ideal conditions for study and research.  

Life at the USI

The University offers students an ideal set up for university life, with state of the art infrastructure, top quality study-rooms, computer labs accessible day and night, advanced technologies for teaching, parks, canteen, and cafeteria which all ads to a friendly, familiar and safe environment.

Students who graduate from the Università della Svizzera italiana have no difficulty finding jobs and positions adequate to their title and expectations thanks to the university’s cross-disciplinary education and diverse curriculum. Courses at USI are increasingly focused as the course of study takes a specific direction, and this creates highly specialized professionals in their distinctive areas of expertise.


The Università della Svizzera italiana in Switzerland has two campuses located in Lugano and Mendrisio. The Lugano campus is located in the heart of Lugano and hosts the USI Faculties of Biomedical Sciences, Communication Sciences, Economics and Informatics, as well as the USI central administrative offices and library. 

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MA in Economics & Communication: International Tourism Lugano

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Università della Svizzera italiana

Via Giuseppe Buffi 13,
6900 Lugano

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