Universita della Svizzera ItalianaUniversity


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Foundation: 1996

Mission: providing quality education conducting internationally relevant scientific research; contributing to the development of the region by enabling the transfer of knowledge, innovation, entrepreneurship and cultural and scientific debate in their areas of competence. In pursuit of its mission, USI draws inspiration from three main values: quality, openness and responsibility.

Vision: Information not localized

History: www.usi.ch


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeOECDSwitzerland
Arts and Humanities 429th234th391st11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 541st269th468th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 491st227th395th8th
Chemistry 459th216th385th21st
Computer Science 386th160th293rd9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 435th224th361st9th
Engineering 341st135th248th10th
Environmental Science 576th375th488th22nd
Mathematics 466th248th370th17th
Medicine 680th391st630th24th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 611th308th517th22nd
Psychology 695th393rd656th18th
Social Sciences 631st341st552nd14th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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