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Discover new horizons with these five programmes


Swiss university standards. Teacher-to-student ration of 1:9. Strong ties with the business world. Flexible structure. Open to the exchange of ideas. An international, dynamic and welcoming environment. These features define an education at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

This is a place of opportunity for everyone to cultivate their respective talents and embrace their uniqueness. An education here guarantees a personalised, engaging and collaborative journey. 

Located two hours away from Zurich and an hour away from Milan, Lugano is a cultural crossroad. It is where Swissness meets Italian culture, creating a creative and unique environment that promotes plurality and the exchange of ideas. For students, it’s the perfect stomping ground to seek out new experiences and broaden horizons. 

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Such features make for an interdisciplinary, engaging and interactive learning experience. At USI, there’s plenty of room for practical application and the discovery of unexpected horizons.




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“My programme was not only theoretical but it allowed me to understand how things would be in a business environment. Among the key skills acquired, the most valuable have been working in teams, planning, strategising, presenting results. At USI, I have been part of a number of activities that had me exposed to direct work with different businesses. I also value the international environment at USI that has been a real mind opener and triggered me to move across different countries throughout my career (Australia, Switzerland, England, Spain).” 

Luca Savio, Master in International Tourism graduate who is now Global Head of Quality, Glovo

“There is great advantage in diversity, something that the programme at USI offered for one to learn from and contribute to. The modules covered in my studies at USI have also come in handy to develop concepts that are not only grounded in sound theory but with enough practice in various case studies. The Swiss Mobility Exchange programme offered was useful as it gave me the opportunity to spend a semester at the Universität St. Gallen. Having a different learning environment and different subjects that complemented those at USI further enriched my experience of the master’s at USI.”

Fungai Mapondera, Master in Corporate Communication graduate who is now Head of Marketing Communications and Digital Experience, Infront Sports & Media

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