Faculty of Economics at a glance

Facing the challenges of today’s globalised economies entails the ability to interpret and manage complexity. Labour markets require increasingly specific skills and a flair for problem solving in environments dominated by uncertainty and in constant evolution.

With its international and diversified faculty at the forefront of research in their respective fields, the Faculty of Economics of USI Università della Svizzera italiana is the ideal venue to acquire the skills needed to succeed in modern labour markets: competence, flexibility, and enough intellectual curiosity to identify fundamental issues and face them with creativity and talent.


"My wish to all those who are and will be part of our Faculty, and in particular to our students, is to know how to best combine talent, intellectual curiosity and determination, to reach the goal set, with the hope that being part of our Faculty may always be something to be proud of".

Patrick Gagliardini, Dean of the Faculty of Economics


Faculty of Economics in brief  
Students 856
Graduates 3258
Academic staff 185
    of which, professors and lecturers 96
Countries represented 68
Bachelor 1
Master 11
Executive programmes 5
PhD programmes 4
Active research projects 18
Doctoral students 66
Institutes supported   6
Institute of Economics (IdEP)  
Institute of Finance (IFin)  
Institute of Management and Organisation (IMO)  
Institute for Economic Research (IRE)  
Law Institute (IDUSI)  
Institute of Computational Science (ICS)