The University campuses
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) has 2 campuses: one in Lugano, for the Faculties of Economics, Communication Sciences, and Informatics, and the other in Mendrisio (15 km South, closer to the Italian border), for the Academy of Architecture.
In both cities the campus has developed around ancient neoclassic buildings, skilfully adapted to host lessons, laboratories and ateliers. New buildings and infrastructures have recently been added to provide students, faculty and researchers with more highly functional spaces and top quality equipment. The campus is continuously evolving to better address the needs of its growing community.
Classrooms and study rooms, ateliers, computer labs accessible day and night, and libraries equipped with the most modern systems offer ideal conditions both for individual study and for teaching activities.
The contained number of students, the wide availability of top-level resources and the beauty of the surroundings make USI campuses safe, friendly and familiar environments, where students, teachers and researchers can engage in stimulating dialogue, take part in extra-curricular activities, and enjoy university life to its fullest.