Università della Svizzera italiana is a public university founded in 1996 with campuses in Lugano and Mendrisio, Switzerland. USI has four faculties, and follows the European standard of three-year undergraduate studies and two-year master's .Academic ProgramsUniversity of Lugano offers English and Italian language business education programs. Programs are classified at undergraduate and graduate level, such as bachelor, doctoral degree programs. Undergraduate and graduate programs are proposed in many disciplines, including banking and finance, international tourism, marketing, informatics, economics, architecture, communication sciences to name a few. The University of Lugano also runs a doctorate program in informatics, economics and communication sciences.