Based on the Law that regulates the Università della Svizzera italiana, USI mission consists of:

  • providing quality education
  • conducting internationally relevant scientific research;
  • contributing to the development of the region by facilitating the sharing of knowledge and innovation and by taking part in the cultural and scientific debate in its areas of competence.

In pursuit of its mission, USI draws inspiration from three main values: quality, openness and responsibility.


USI mission: some figures
Graduates 8019
Graduates with employment 1 year from graduation 92,9%
Students 2822
Country represented 106
Competitive research (annual average, M of CHF) 15
Start-up supported 61
Impact on the region CHF 3,2
for each CHF invested by the Canton