Master in Interreligious Dialogue

On 21 April 2021, the Council of State of the Republic and Canton of Ticino ratified the affiliation of the FTL to the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI).
The close proximity of the FTL to USI - strengthened over the years thanks to the sharing of training programmes, research and academic procedures - led to the decision to move closer also on an institutional level, in order to favour further future synergies.

Prior to this government decision, the FTL received institutional accreditation from the Swiss Accreditation Council in 2005 and 2013. On September 24, 2021, the certification of good quality in terms of research, teaching and services was confirmed both at the Swiss level and at the ecclesiastical level (thanks to a recent agreement with the Agency of the Holy See for the Evaluation and Promotion of the Quality of Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties - AVEPRO). Following the affiliation, institutional accreditation is now proposed and conducted by USI itself in collaboration with the FTL, as the FTL's procedures and services relating to academic quality assurance are integrated.