Faculties and Institutes


Institutes are training and research entities supported by a Faculty or several Faculties jointly.

They can be:

  • institutes of the University;
  • institutes affiliated to the University – subject to the University strategies while maintaining administrative autonomy;
  • institutes associated to the University – institutional collaboration between the University and the entity in the areas of interest, not involved in the University strategic planning and maintain administrative autonomy.


All institutes active at USI are listed below.




Affiliated institutes


Associated institutes


Specialised sub-units (centres, observatories, laboratories, groups ...) can be created inside or in cooperation between the institutes, with the aim of carrying out specific research projects and/or handling specific aspect of education.