The Faculty of Informatics is located on the Lugano Campus of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), in Via Giuseppe Buffi 13.
From Lugano railway station, you can reach the Lugano Campus by bus or on foot.
Take bus 6 (direction Cornaredo) from the square in front of the station. Alight at the “Università” stop (around 8-10 minutes’ ride in normal traffic conditions).
Walk to Piazza Cioccaro, in the centre of Lugano (see route on map), or take the funicular from inside the station.
Cross Piazza Cioccaro and take Via Soave, turn left onto Via Pessina and walk to Piazza Dante. Cross the piazza, turn left onto Via Pretorio, and walk until you reach the bus station. Pass the bus station and keep going straight along Corso Pestalozzi until you reach the entrance to a parking garage and a park gate (Parco Ciani), then turn left onto Via Lucchini, and walk straight along Via Lucchini and Via Lambertenghi until you reach the campus main building.
A2 highway: take the Lugano Nord exit, follow signs to Lugano and go through the tunnel (Galleria Vedeggio-Cassarate). After the tunnel, go straight ahead, following signs for Lugano/Centro (Via Sonvico) until you reach the large crossroad by the stadium: turn left (Via Alla Bozzoreda) and, at the next traffic lights, take a right onto Via Ciani. Go straight along Via Ciani and, at the second traffic light, continue straight ahead (following signs for USI) on Viale Cassarate. Shortly after the traffic lights, you will see the entrance to the underground car park for the Lugano Campus on your right.
To reach the main building, go past the car park entrance and take the second right (Via Fusoni). Continue along this road and take the second right (Via Lambertenghi) until you come to the main building.
As parking alternative, there is the nearby multistory car park of the Lugano Ospedale Italiano (Hospital) that can be accessed by Via agli Orti.
1. Main Building
2. Red Building
3. Informatics Building (Black Building)
5. Aula magna
8. Blue Building
9. Lambertenghi Building
10. Maderno Building
11. Balestra Building
12. Villa Saroli
13. Lugano East Campus - construction site
The Lugano Campus is open from Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 19:00, and 24 / 7 for members of the academic community.
It is accessible to people with disabilities. Surrounded by gardens it also offers, among other things:
Campus security is provided by the security service, and backed up by a video surveillance system.
Further information about the Lugano Campus and its infrastructure is available on InfoDesk, the practical information portal for the academic community.
The nucleus of the Lugano Campus is an ancient neoclassical building – the Main Building – which originally housed the city hospital. With the growth of the University, new, modern buildings have risen around it.
The campus development has been possible thanks to the generosity of the Daccò Foundation and theUSI Foundation for the Lugano Faculties, which are among the main supporters of our University. The campus has been designed following two main inspirations: