USI - University of LuganoBioBusiness - Advanced short course on BioEntrepreneurship at USI BioBusiness - Advanced short course on BioEntrepreneurship at USI

About USI


BioBusiness will be held at the beautiful campus of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano ( As a public institution, USI is part of the Swiss university system, which consists of nine cantonal universities and two Federal Institutes of Technology.

Today, USI comprises five Faculties: Economics, Communication Sciences, Informatics and Faculty of Biomedical Sciences in Lugano, and Architecture in Mendrisio.


Institute of Finance

The Institute of Finance coordinates the research and training activities in financial disciplines at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Lugano. Founded in 1999, it is part of the Swiss research network FINRISK. It offers Bachelor´s, Master´s and PhD programmes.

The Institute of Finance is also member of the Swiss Finance Institute, which is a research organization with a faculty of more than 50 full time researchers engaged in high level research in the field of banking and finance and related disciplines. Its three centres are in Zurich, Lugano and Lausanne-Geneva.

The University of Lugano is very sensitive to the requirements of financial training in Ticino. The importance of the financial area in the cantonal economy motivates the mission of the Finance Institute: to conduct research on quantitative and institutional topics of the financial markets, collaborating with other universities and financial institutions. The teaching programmes aim to prepare the students to face the challenges of globalization and the increased competition in financial markets.


USI Executive Center

BioBusiness lectures are held in the Executive Center at USI – a dedicated space set aside for executive education. Modern, air conditioned classrooms with high-quality audiovisual equipment provide a comfortable learning environment. The Center is also equipped with areas for group work, a lounge, wireless computer network and internet access.

BioBusiness, Via Lambertenghi 10A, 6904 Lugano, Tel: +41 58 666 42 68, Fax: +41 58 666 46 19, e-mail: