SUPSI Services
SUPSI Services

International Office

The International Office manages and coordinates a series of transversal activities, while also providing support services to SUPSI departments and affiliate schools.
As well as dealing with many issues related to student, teacher and staff mobility – particularly in Europe – the International Office is a reference point for the departments, and for SUPSI in general: in addition to participating actively in national and international networks, and supporting internal SUPSI internationalisation projects, the International Office attends fairs and events, and supports opportunities for sharing information regarding internal and external SUPSI activities related to international aspects.


Gender and Diversity

The Gender and Diversity Service works with a view to enhancing diversity, helping to eradicate the stereotypes related to differences in gender, generation, culture and ability, and also in order to ensure equal opportunities at SUPSI.
Activities include: balancing family, study and/or work commitments, projects aimed at achieving a more equal presence of male and female students in the different degree programmes and in the various positions in the SUPSI hierarchy, providing student support, as well as promoting gender-sensitive research projects and didactic methods. The Service is also willing to assist all those who wish to study gender and diversity issues in greater depth (e.g. Bachelor and Master theses).

SUPSInido - day nursery

SUPSInido, the SUPSI day nursery, was opened in 2005 in order to allow staff and students to achieve a better balance between their family, professional and/or study commitments.  Coordinated by a manager and by a qualified educational team, the nursery has spacious rooms and a safe garden, where children can develop their exploration and construction skills.

Student Advisory Service

The Student Advisory Service conducts activities and executes projects aimed at assisting students in their choice of university studies, and supporting the careers of graduates by means of individual consulting sessions. It also promotes specific services such as: scholarships, tutoring and career projects, career guidance testing and courses/workshops on professional and personal career planning.

Centre for Languages

The Centre for Languages directs and organises all the activities related to foreign language teaching and certification, and conducts research work in the language learning field.   
The Centre administers all the English, German and Italian courses of the Bachelor programmes, and operates intensive revision courses for SUPSI students.

Human Resources Service

Human Resources administers SUPSI staff; together with the network of HR referents in the various Departments, it accompanies staff during their working life at SUPSI, and is a reference point for the implementation of personnel policy directives.

Sport and Wellbeing Service

The task of the Sport and Wellbeing Service is to sensitise the university community to the importance of sporting activity, and to encourage the practice of these activities. It also promotes inter-university meetings, and collaborates with other services in health-promotion activities.

Language courses

The SUPSI Centre for Languages conducts various Italian language courses for non-Italian speaking students and staff, from beginner to advanced level. 

The Centre also directs all the English, German and Italian courses of the Bachelor programmes, which are compulsory and which conclude with an end-course examination.

Students can also attend intensive, revision language courses in February (during the semester break), and in August (during the summer holiday). Linguistic objectives can be certified either by attending an internal examination session conducted by the Centre, or by passing an international examination, also conducted by the Centre in its roles as Cambridge Examination Centre of Southern Switzerland, and Goethe Examination Centre of Southern Switzerland.

Internet/wi-fi at SUPSI

Free wi-fi connections are available on SUPSI premises.
Contact your departmental secretary for further information. 

MySUPSI card

MySUPSI is a card that allows you to benefit from discounts, special rates and services offered by SUPSI all over Southern Switzerland. The card comes in three versions: staff (mySUPSI gold), alumni (mySUPSI purple) and students (mySUPSI dark grey), so it also functions as a personal university identity document.
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