USI key figures: education

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Study programmes



  • 2815 Total number of students
    • 2613 Total number of Bachelor and Master students
      1327 Bachelor students
      1286 Master students
    • 301 Doctoral students
    • 57 Advanced Studies programmes participants
  • 96 Countries represented

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Academic staff

  • 869 Total academic staff (481,5 ftu)
    • 367 Faculty (147 ftu)
      130 Professors (101,7 ftu)
      237 Lecturers (45,3 ftu)
    • 502 Assistants, researchers (334,5 ftu)
  • 1/7 Faculty/student ratio

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Quality of courses

  • Overall satisfaction with lecturers: 7,8/10
  • Overall satisfaction with assistants: 7,5/10

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Entry into the workforce

  • 94,5% Graduates employed 1 year after graduation
    96,1% Graduates employed 5 year after graduation
  • 2,5 months Average workforce entry time after graduation

Source: Alumni survey, authored by the Career Service.


Academic mobility

  • 107 Partner universities
  • 87 Outgoing USI students
    • 16 Destination countries
  • 118 Incoming students
    • 21 Countries of origin

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Graduates and degrees

  • 9276 Graduates
  • 10682 Degrees

Note: graduates are students who have obtained a degree at USI; students who have obtained more than one degree (e.g., Bachelor’s degree + Master’s degree, Master’s degree + Ph.D…) are counted only once; at the Academy of Architecture, students who have obtained only a Bachelor’s degree are not counted.

Degrees are all the diplomas awarded at USI, regardless of the above mentioned differentiations and including the Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture; for the executive programs only the Executive Master / Master of Advanced Studies – MAS degrees are considered (the Certificate of Advanced Studies – CAS and the Diploma of Advanced Studies – DAS are therefore not considered).

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The data shows to the evolution of scholarships for Bachelor and Master programs granted by the most active private foundations supporting USI students.