In the heart of the city
USI Università della Svizzera italiana has 2 campuses: the one in Lugano is house to the Faculties of Economics, Communication Sciences, and Informatics, while the Academy of Architecture is based in Mendrisio.
All the executive programs in communication management are hosted in the Executive Center, which is part of the main building of the Lugano campus, an ancient neoclassical palace that once was the city hospital. As the university expanded, new modern-styled buildings were raised around it, such as: the library, the Aula Magna (capable of hosting over 1,000 people), the red building (classrooms), the LAB (for research and individual study), and the new Faculty of Informatics.
Computer rooms and several areas for individual and group study are accessible 24/7. But the campus is not only a place for studying, with its green areas and the ample, newly refurbished canteen. Both the city centre and the lake, with the beautiful Ciani park on the shore, are within walking: students can thus easily enjoy one of the most picturesque landscapes in Switzerland.