Università della Svizzera Italiana

What initially began in 2002 as a pioneering step with an informal cooperation with the economics faculty of the "Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)" (University of Italian-speaking Switzerland) is writing a story of success today.


Innovative win-win-model

 | Upon the initiative of a group of SAAM members from Ticino (Sounding Board Comitato ASG regione Ticino), the active members in Ticino were given the option of sitting in on lectures for a reduced fee. In return, USI students profited from the opportunity to gain initial professional experience during the semester break with an internship at the offices of SAAM members. The positive experiences led to an intensification of the cooperation between the SAAM and USI in 2003 and to the formal solidification of it with an agreement.



 | Association members from Ticino who provide internships for students now have the option of:

  • attending lectures at the USI economics department free of charge;
  • to receive a certificate for such attendance, and if desired;
  • to complete an examination at the end of each semester.


For a small fee to cover costs, the agreement now also allows those members who do not hire interns to also attend lectures.



 | If you are interested in working with the USI Università della Svizzera italiana, please contact the university directy.