International relations and mobility

Welcome to the section dedicated to international relations and study abroad programmes.

USI is known for being a very international university, with students and faculty hailing from over 99 different countries, and for offering a wide range of opportunities and activities around the world.

International students and academic staff

USI students by countries of origin
Countries represented: 93
Main groups: Ticino: 881, Other Swiss cantons: 268, Italy: 1634, Other countries: 567

USI academic staff by countries of origin
Countries represented: 66
Main groups: Switzerland 42,6%; Italy 33%; Other countries 24,4%


International Agreements
USI works with a number of international, national and regional entities in its education, research and knowledge dissemination activities.


Academic Mobility
USI has agreements for the academic mobility with the other Swiss universities and with more than 100 universities abroad.



20th THE World's Best Small Universities 2020  
26th QS Top 50 under 50 2021  
37th THE World's Best Young University 2021  
240th QS World University Rankings 2022  
251-300 THE World University Rankings 2021


Festa in corte

Academy of Architecture, Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Informatics