From universities to the world of work
Institutional Communication Service
8 June 2020
The Cantonal statistics office (Ustat), in collaboration with the USI Career and Alumni Service and SUPSI, has published today a comprehensive report on the employment of Ticino students one year after graduating from Swiss universities, USI Master's and SUPSI Bachelor's programmes.
Every two years the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) conducts a survey of individuals with a university degree. "Dalle scuole universitarie al mondo del lavoro" (From universities to the world of work) is the title of the report, which analyses the data collected for the 2010-2016 graduation years, and which is briefly presented in the attached document (in Italian only).
The study explores various aspects, analysing a series of qualitative and quantitative indicators such as the level employment or the type of contract and annual income. Among the results obtained, the data show that one year after graduation, 96% of individuals hailing from Ticino who have graduated from a Swiss university (including USI and SUPSI) are employed. Slightly more than half of them graduated outside the canton; of these, 56% maintain employment outside of Ticino.
With regards to USI, the data shows that our graduates are very international, well placed professionally, and 60% employed in Switzerland and 40% in the rest of the world. In addition, 80% of Master's degree graduates from Ticino (1 out of 5 graduates) work in the region.
The full report is available, in Italian only, at