Conducting research at the Faculty of Communication Sciences

The current page is divided in two sections:

  • information for researchers who are already active at the Faculty;
  • information for researchers outside the University.


Researchers already active at the Faculty

USI supports the research activity of its researchers through the Research and Transfer Service.

The Service offers information, counselling and assistance on:

  • reserach funding opportunities in Switzerland and internationally;
  • research project application;
  • administrative management of projects.

Each researcher has access to a personal web page where all projects carried out at USI are listed, including a biography and a list of publications.

The Media and Communication Service is available to inform with the media and the overall community about research projects and initiatives related to research activities (e.g. meetings and conferences).


First steps at USI

Researchers can find basic information to familiarise with their Faculty and USI at the dedicated page for academic staff and in the brochure Researching at USI Università della Svizzera italiana. A practical guide for researchers and their families.



Prospective researchers

The opportunities to conduct long-term or short-term research at the Faculty of Communication Sciences are provided by:

  • for active researchers
    - winning a call for applications for a researcher and/or teaching position;
    - spending time at the Faculty as a visiting researcher.
  •  for prospective researchers
    - being admitted to a PhD programme;
    - spending time at the Faculty as a visiting doctoral student.


Why choose the Faculty of Communication Sciences

The Faculty of Communication Sciences, and USI in general, represents also a free and open research platform. Its flexible structure allows for decisions to be made swiftly, thus enabling the fluid exchange of ideas.

With an academic staff hailing from different countries and with different backgrounds, the Faculty conducts dynamic and interdisciplinary research, in a wide range of subject areas in the file of humanities and social sciences, encompassing three key dimensions of the human experience: communicaiton, culture, and society.

Researchers who are currently active at USI can find the ideal conditions to develop independent research and projects. Prospective researchers, on the other hand, can find the ideal hub to grow and plant the seeds for an international career. 

The Faculty of Communication Sciences, and USI in general, can count on a broad national and international research network, and the convenient conditions of the Swiss system, such as useful synergies between high-quality public infrastructures – especially the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse – and important funding agency connected to the private sector.