Research centres

Scientific research at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is mostly carried out within research institutes and laboratories connected to specific disciplinary areas of the various Faculties.
Institutes and laboratories offer a well-focused, efficient and familiar research environments, in close collaboration with the scholars researching in other institute or faculties, and with international scientific partners. Close ties between public and private institutions and scientific projects addressing demands at local, national, and international level. A rich programme of cultural events makes the results of research available available to the general audience.

Academy of Architecture

> Institutes
Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture (ISA)
Institute for the Contemporary Urban Project (i.CUP)
Archive of the Modern  

> Laboratories
History of the Alps Study Centre (LabiSAlp)
Laboratorio Ticino (Lab.TI)
Observatory for territorial development (OST-TI)


Faculty of Economics

> Institutes
Institute for Economic Research (IRE)
Institute of Economics (IdEP)
Institute of Management (IMA)

Institute of Finance (IFin)
Law Institute (IDUSI)

> Laboratories
Advanced Management Centre (AMC)
Center for Economic and Political Research on Aging (CEPRA)
Centre for Organisational Research (CORe)
Economic Policy Observatory (O-Pol)
Humanitarian Operations Research Center (HORC)
Labor Market Observatory (O-Lav)
Monitoring Platform for Regional Economic Dynamics (PanelCODE)
Tourism Observatory (O-Tur)
Social Network Analysis Research Center (SoNAR-C)


Faculty of Communication Sciences

> Institutes
Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics (IALS)
Institute for Communication Technologies (ITC)

Institute for Media and Journalism (IMeG)
Institute for Public Communication (ICP)
Institute of Communication and Health (ICH)
Institute of Italian Studies (ISI)
Institute of Marketing and Communication Management (IMCA)

>Laboratories
China Media Observatory (CMO)
Center for Civic Studies (LSC)
Consumer Behavior Laboratory
Ethics and Communication Law Center (ECLC)
Laboratory Mediterranean Studies (LSM)
Laboratory of Modern Languages (LLM)
Laboratory of Science communication (LABCS)
Laboratory of Public Argumentation (LaCoPS)
New Media in Education Laboratory (NewMinE Lab)
Swiss Corporate Communication and Public Relations Observatory (SCCPRO)
Technology Enhanced Communication Laboratory (TEC-Lab)
The European Journalism Observatory (EJO)
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Faculty of Informatics
> Faculty
Research areas
Computational science
Computer systems
Geometric and visual computing
Information systems
Intelligent systems
Programming languages
Software engineering
Theory and algorithms

> Specific Institutes and Research Centres
Advanced Learning and Research Institute (ALaRI)
Center for Computational Medicine in Cardiology (CCMC)
Institute of Computational Science (ICS)
Swiss AI Lab IDSIA (USI-SUPSI)


Interfaculty Institutes 

InterDisciplinary Institute of Data Science (IDIDS)  


Affiliated Institutes 
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB)


Associated Institutes
IRSOL