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USI key figures: overview

Data related to the academic year 2018-2019 (autumn semester).


  • Quick facts
Faculties 5
Institutes 23
Countries represented 101
Budget (millions of CHF) 95
Impact on the region CHF 3,2
for every CHF invested by the Canton


  • Population
Students 2815
Graduates 9276
Faculty 869
Staff 190

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  • Education
Bachelor programmes 6
Master programmes 24
Doctoral programmes 11
Advanced studies programmes  9

Other data on USI education


  • Research
Competitive research per annum (millions of CHF) 19
PhD students 301
Current research projects 212

Other data on USI research


  • Innovation
Supported start-up companies 84
Start-up companies currently active in the region 59
Jobs created in Ticino 150
Patents filed 35
Applied studies (annual average) 80

USI activities in innovation