International faculty, small size, dynamic attitude and informal customs, good infrastructures, connections to the labour market, and a favourable context within the Swiss university system – these are all elements that are much appreciated by students and that make for a rewarding study experience at USI.
USI offers quality and interdisciplinary study curricula where theory and practice go hand in hand and where students play an important role: small-sized classes are the ideal venue for exercising in groups and for each individual student to express him/herself and thus develop their personalities and their uniqueness.
Direct interaction with faculty enables students to discover unexpected realities within a cosmopolitan and friendly environment, open to international careers.
USI diplomas – like at all other accredited Swiss universities – comply with the ECTS system and are therefore acknowledged Europe-wide.
USI study curricula
The Swiss university system
The Swiss university system, which includes USI, is a renowned quality system that makes Switzerland – despite its size – one of the most competitive countries in the world.
The strong points of this system are three:
|USI education at a glance|
|Main study areas
|Doctoral programs in the different research areas of the University||
|Graduates with employment 1 year after graduation||90%|
|Teacher / student ratio||1/9|
|Average rating given to courses by students||8/10|
|Partner universities for academic mobility||80|
|Annual scholarships in 2015-2016||130|
|Number of diplomas per annum (average)||500|
|Total number of graduates||7400|