The Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) was founded in 1996. It is currently composed of four Faculties; Architecture, Economics, Communication, and Informatics. A new Faculty of Biomedical Sciences has recently been approved.
USI has 3,000 students, 65% are international students representing more than 100 different countries. The university offers:
- 5 Bachelor's programs
- 18 Master's programs
- 35 Institutes and Laboratories
- 9 Specialist doctoral programs
- 7 Executive Master's programs