Within SUPSI we are a core group designed to promote applied research, knowledge development and innovation in the field of development and cooperation. We address partners such as the general public, non-governmental organizations, public institutions and social enterprises.

We focus our activities within the four mandates of our school: teaching (undergraduate and continuing education), applied research and services.

Among the main activities:

  • CAS in Development and Cooperation in collaboration with FOSIT (Federazione delle ONG della Svizzera italiana). This teaching module, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, has been launched in 2014 and aims to deliver knowledge for professionals in the domain of international development. The alumni of this Course in Advanced Studies are active within non-governmental organizations as well as public institutions within and outside Switzerland. This CAS features similar contents proposed in the German and French part of Switzerland, mainly in Italian language: DPP (Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices) and NADEL Center for Development and Cooperation.
  • CAS in Water Sanitation and Hygiene for humanitarian and developing contexts, in partnership with the University of Neuchâtel and Eawag. Further information: www.supsi.ch/go/caswash
  • Two Consortia for Education and Research promoted by Swissuniversities: COFER WASH and COFER WelCIt