At SUPSI 'quality' means fostering a working and study environment that can guarantee the quality of the results produced within the institutional mandates of education, research and service provision, and more generally the quality of the School as a whole.

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SUPSI has developed its own Quality Assurance System, represented by the linden tree, a metaphor for firm rootedness to institutional strategy.​​​​​​​

What we aim for

To promote quality within SUPSI, we pursue the following goals.


Strategy and international standards

Develop a quality assurance system adhering to institutional accreditation standards and our institutional strategy.


Continuous improvement

Promote a quality culture aimed at continuous process improvement and optimal use of resources.


Dialogue and sharing

Open to discussion with collaborators, students, alumni and outside experts.


Training and research

Increasing the quality of our institutional mandates by stimulating their mutual benefits.

. Quality in brief

A concrete dimension to SUPSI's concept of "quality."
  • 22
    Priority processes
  • 100
    Quality indicators
  • 90
    Improvement measures identified for 2022/2023
  • 30
    Degree courses for which a first external evaluation has been completed

The preparation of the Self-Assessment Report is required by the Federal Act on Funding and Coordination of the Swiss Higher Education Sector (HEdA) and the procedure leading to institutional accreditation.
To draw up the first Self-Assessment Report, SUPSI involved representative groups from all components of the School, with the participation of over 250 people including students, alumni, lecturers, researchers and administrative staff.
The self-assessment determined 10 areas for improvement, the progress of which is reported every two years in the Quality Assurance System Reports.​​​​​​​

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The accreditation procedure comprises five steps that each university institution is required to fulfil in order to obtain accreditation.
  • ​​​​​​​Self-evaluation through a participatory process at various levels.
  • Visit by the Swiss Accreditation and Quality Assurance Agency (AAQ).
  • Proposal for accreditation by the AAQ and position statement of the university institution.
  • Decision by the Swiss Accreditation Council on the basis of the proposal submitted by the AAQ.
  • Publication by the Swiss Accreditation Council and the AAQ of accredited universities with the right to be named.

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In March 2021, the Swiss Accreditation Council confirmed SUPSI's status as a university of applied sciences for the period 2021-2028, thereby certifying its ability to develop quality and continuous improvement in its management processes and in the institutional mandates of education, research and service provision.
SUPSI is thus part of the nationally accredited universities, strengthening its position within the Swiss university landscape and the European higher education area.

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The Certification Service operates in Switzerland and is responsible for the certification of management systems, mainly for the eduQua standard, at institutions and further education institutions in Ticino.

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Quality Service and Certification Service

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CH-6928 Manno

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