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University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

Founded under federal law, SUPSI offers more than 30 Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree courses, characterised by cutting edge education which unites classical theoretical-scientific instruction with a professional orientation. 

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)



SUPSI provides cutting edge, practice-oriented education. It promotes general improvement in basic teaching quality and creates personalised, constantly evolving study programmes for the industrial sector and the service industry.

The teaching programmes lead to an internationally recognised university qualification.

SUPSI degree courses cover a broad range of subject areas and are conducted by qualified university teachers, professors and teacher researchers. The cutting edge scientific teaching programme, focussing on practical experience, leads to an internationally recognised university degree.


With 23 million francs in financing and with more than 100 full time researchers and scientific collaborators, research at SUPSI is proportionally more significant than at other SWISS University of Applied Sciences (UAS) institutions.

The main feature of this research is the application profile, aimed chiefly at meeting the needs of companies and institutions, with a number of internationally recognised areas producing work of a high scientific level. SUPSI participation in European research projects is particularly noteworthy.


This Service advises future students regarding the various courses conducted by SUPSI. It also aims to provide students and graduates with careers advice, in order to facilitate their entrance into the world of work.

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Student services

SUPSI provides students, collaborators and external organisations with a range of services aimed at providing support and at ensuring the quality of SUPSI courses.

There are two categories of services:

  • Centralised services, which provide support to the University governing body, administrative assistance to the organisational structure, and which ensure that the main University activities are conducted smoothly.
  • Transversal services, which provide expertise in their areas of specific competence, and services to external parties.

Housing services

If you are struggling to find suitable accommodation, the various SUPSI notice boards often have adverts from people looking for flatmates or sub-lessees.

Library services

The Library provides a broad range of books and international journals representing the many subject areas. The seven separate libraries also offer multimedia instruments and numerous individual study areas.

Medical services

The Sport Service promotes the practice of a broad range of physical and sporting activities for students, teachers and collaborators.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Sport Service promotes the practice of a broad range of physical and sporting activities for students, teachers and collaborators.

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