Doctoral studies

USI offers the following doctoral programmes.


PhD programmes


Other doctoral programmes



The doctoral programmes offered at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) help develop research and knowledge through international faculty and competitive scientific projects.

USI is a platform of free research open to the world thanks to colleagues hailing from different countries, an international perspective, dynamism and informal culture, rapid decision making and a facilitated exchange of ideas all made possible by its agile structure and contained size.

Future researchers can find the ideal hub to grow and plant the seeds for a career at institutions such as Harvard, Oxford, Columbia University, Cornell University, University College London, Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, New York University, Imperial College London, Northwestern University, Duke University, EPFL, London School of Economics, University of Bristol, Erasmus University Rotterdam, TU Delft, and companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, IBM.

USI can count on a broad research network at national and international level, and the convenient conditions of the Swiss system such as fruitful synergies between high quality public infrastructures (especially the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse) and important funding by the private sector.