USI’s international focus shows on different fronts:
- cultivate relations with Swiss representatives abroad (swissnex, Swiss embassies) and with Swiss institutions (Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, swissuniversities, Movetia National Agency);
- establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with selected universities;
- actively contribute by participating in meetings of interest groups (IRUS, Euraxess, Experts' Group on International Relations of swissuniversities);
- increase visibility and prestige in order to attract talent at all levels, through participation in conferences, staff weekends, trade fairs, and support for representative activities with other Swiss universities;
- manage the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists;
- promote and safeguard the Italian language and culture by offering free language courses throughout the year to the entire academic community;
- welcome foreign delegations.