Today, communication is an important and even strategic part of the social, economic and cultural development of any modern society. The evolution of digital technologies and social networks increases communication opportunities for relationships, collaborations, democratic participation and value creation. However, more opportunities mean also more risks, to extents unheard of until a decade ago, such as the filtering and manipulation of information, the escalation of conflicts, or the breach of privacy.
The Faculty of Communication Sciences at USI addresses these complex challenges with an interdisciplinary approach. The Bachelor curriculum is structured around four main areas of application – Corporate Communication, Media, Public Communication and Intercultural Communication and Economics – and is based on the integration of several disciplines: humanities, economics, technology, psychology and sociology.
As such, studies in communication at USI are defined by three key concepts that have marked the Faculty since its inception: