Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society

The Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society is the Faculty of USI dedicated to humanities and social sciences. It offers education and research programmes that focus on the interaction between communication, culture and society.

Today, digital technologies and global communication networks, the intersection of different cultures, languages and religion, as well as the ways culture is shaped and conveyed, raise major challenges in our economy, politics and society. The Faculty addresses these challenges with interdisciplinarity, by combining humanities and social sciences, in close dialogue with economics and research on digital technologies.

The Faculty offers two Bachelor's curricula: the Bachelor in Communication and the Bachelor in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana. The Faculty’s Master's degree curricula provide a platform that focuses on media management, business communication, marketing, communication within economic and specific social contexts such as health, fashion, and financial activities. In field of humanities, the Faculty offers two Mster's programmes: in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana and in Philosophy. The Faculty is home to two Doctoral Schools in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana and in Communication Sciences.


“The Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society contributes significantly to the mission of USI to teach, research and to contribute to the social and economic development of the region. Its specific contribution to the well-being of society does not so much consist in the development of technological solutions or economic analysis, but in its ability to voice and interpret the various expressions of society's needs, to understand, even historically, cultural identities and frameworks for interpreting reality, to translate problems and solutions proposed so that they are understandable, and to suggest new ways of involving citizens in discussions and decisions.  I wish our students, lecturers and researchers a pleasant immersion in our interdisciplinary and multilingual laboratory, drawing on its humanistic spirit and entrepreneurial flair.”

Andrea Rocci, Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society


Faculy of Communication, Culture and Society in brief  
Students 763
Graduates 3147
Academic staff 223
   of which, professors and lecturers 128
Countries represented 51
Bachelor 2
Master 11
Executive programmes 4
PhD programmes 2
Active research projects 23
Doctoral students 59
Institutes supported   7
Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics (IALS)  
Institute of Communication and Health (ICH)  
Institute of Digital Technologies for Communication (ITDxC)  
Institute of Marketing and Communication Management (IMCA)  
Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG)  
Institute of Italian Studies (ISI)  
Institute of Public Communication (ICP)   
Study and research areas     
Corporate and Institutional Communication  
Digital Technologies for Communication  
Health Communication  
Intercultural Communication  
Italian Language, Literature and Culture  
Linguistics and Rhetoric  
Media and Journalism