Master Meetings

Have you decided on which Master programme to study? Would you like more information on the contents and teaching methods at USI? Register at our Master Meetings to attend courses.
The various Master Meetings offer you the opportunity to follow lectures together with the current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and make up your mind as to whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.

Registration is compulsory. Please register online.


MSc in International Tourism

156, Main Building

E-Tourism Technology Lab

Dr. Elena Marchiori


The course "eTourism Technology Lab" introduces various technological applications and tools relevant to the tourism industry and provides students with a hands-on experience of utilizing advanced eTourism applications through a specific course project.
The objective of the course is twofold: students will work on a technological project, and on the other side they will be able to assess the time and efforts required to complete it.

A-34, Red Building

International Relations and Tourism

Prof. Marco Clementi


First, the course will present the most fundamental issues of International Relations; in order to provide the students with the necessary concepts to understand international politics; and, it will present the features and trends that have come to characterize the contemporary international system.
Second, the course will debate several empirical patterns of mutual influence between international politics and international tourism, in order to offer the students a framework to relate tourism to other relevant international phenomena and developments.

A-34, Red Building

Cultural History of Tourism

Prof. Claudio Visentin


The course will offer an overview concerning the rise and development of tourism and tourism industry in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on economic, social and cultural aspects, and examining in details some moments of high significance: Thomas Cook and the origins of Package tour, the Golden era of Cruises, tourism and Nazism, “Dark tourism”, Mass tourism, Beach culture in the Mediterranean, Holiday villages, Hippie trail and Backpackers.
A large space will be devoted to the history of tourism in Switzerland. Switzerland was the first Desti-Nation, the first Country entirely transformed by tourism, a model for all the others.
Only one canton was different. After the opening of San Gottardo tunnel, Canton Ticino became an important touristic area, and it was promoted as the Sonnenstube, a Mediterranean region nestled into the Alps.