Based on the Law that regulates the Università della Svizzera italiana, USI mission consists of:

  • providing quality education
  • conducting internationally relevant scientific research;
  • contributing to the development of the region by enabling the transfer of knowledge, innovation, entrepreneurship and cultural and scientific debate in their areas of competence.

In pursuit of its mission, USI draws inspiration from three main values: quality, openness and responsibility.


USI mission: some figures
Graduates 8773
Graduates with employment 1 year from graduation 94,5%
Students 2815
Country represented 102
Competitive research (annual average, M of CHF) 18
Start-up supported 84
Impact on the region CHF 3,2
for each CHF invested by the Canton