Established in October 2004, USI’s Faculty of Informatics is dedicated to high quality teaching and research. The mission of the Faculty is to conduct research and produce results in the field of informatics and to equip students with creative problem-solving skills that enable them to address complex problems in business and society. Teaching excellence is assured by an international faculty, low student/academic staff ratio and a modern, innovative curriculum. The undergraduate programme is project-based and comprises six semesters of highly integrated courses and team-oriented projects. For graduate students, the Faculty offers several specialized Master's programmes and a research-oriented PhD programme. The PhD programme is highly selective and gives students the opportunity to participate in national and international research projects. The tuition language in the Faculty is English. The Faculty of Informatics is active in research on software-intensive systems, with particular strengths in software engineering, distributed systems, and networks. The Faculty has an active network of research partnerships with other Swiss and international centres. The national and international networks support research collaborations and student mobility.