Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is a Swiss cantonal university based in Lugano, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.


Today, USI comprises five Faculties:

  • Academy of Architecture
  • Faculty of Communication Sciences
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Informatics
  • Biomedical Sciences

with a student population of around 3,000, 60% of which made up of international students from more than 100 different countries. Its taught courses (in Italian and English) cover the whole range from Bachelor’s to PhD degree programmes, as well as executive education.

USI is a young University, constantly evolving in order to pursue excellence in research and education, through collaborations with prestigious institutions, research projects at local, federal and international level, a strong multidisciplinary and international orientation.

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Master in International Tourism

USI offers a Master in International Tourism, run by the Faculty of Economics in collaboration with the Faculty of Communication Sciences. The UNESCO chair is deeply involved in this Master, through teaching, research, internships and theses opportunities.

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