USI Università della Svizzera italiana (also known as University of Lugano) is the only Italian-speaking university in Switzerland. Today, USI comprises four Faculties, with a student population of 3,000, 65% of which made up of international students from more than 100 different countries. Its taught courses (in Italian and English) cover the whole gamut from Bachelor's to PhD degree programmes.
USI will continue to invest in the existing Faculties - Architecture, Economics, Communication, and Informatics - but it also plans to develop new initiatives designed to stimulate and enhance its unique profile within the Swiss universities system. Strategically, USI has chosen to invest in two fields - the computational sciences and medicine - whose future potential is undisputed. No doubt, both fields attract scientific interest; but they are also set to bring substantial benefit to local economic growth, as well as contribute to solving urgent nationwide issues. USI's computational project is well underway and its medicine project is conducting a feasibility study in view of creating a Graduate Medical School for clinical training.