Relationships and collaborations
Besides collaborating closely with all the other SUPSI Departments, the Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS) has also established numerous collaboration relationships with businesses, bodies, institutions and external organisations, together with partnership agreements with other SUP institutions that have comparable skills and that focus on similar topics. These relationships allow DEASS to remain firmly rooted in real-life, creating a valuable network at both the national and international levels.

Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Bachelor student mobility is facilitated by the numerous external collaboration agreements that have been established, allowing the work-experience periods specified by degree programmes to be completed in leading structures, organisations, associations and businesses in Ticino, in Switzerland and abroad. Moreover, synergies with other universities allow students to continue their studies by enrolling on Master’s programmes in other parts of Switzerland (for example, the Master en travail social conducted in collaboration with the Haute Ecole Specialisée de Suisse Occidentale - HES-SO).

Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

In addition to the collaboration agreements described in the section on Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, as regards Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning the Department benefits from the strong relationships established with educational institutions in Switzerland and abroad. Some of the lecturers involved in SUPSI Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning programmes come from these universities.

Research and services

The Research Unit of the Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care is a dependable partner for all associations, institutions, organisations and businesses that plan to develop research projects or that require services.

Researchers from three different and complementary sectors (economic-business, social and health care) live together under one roof, therefore fostering the development of innovative solutions that combine a diverse range of methodological know-how and approaches.