University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera italiana

Basic information

  • Identifiers
    • DEQARINST0203
    • CH0017
    • Erasmus: CH LUGANO02
    • SCHAC:
    • EU-PIC: 999587620
    • EU-VAT: CHE108955570IVA
    • WHED: IAU-014590
  • Provider type
    higher education institution
  • Further location(s)
    Landquart, Switzerland
    Brig, Switzerland
  • Website
  • Founding year
  • QF-EHEA levels
    second cycle, first cycle
  • Subunits
  • Historical relationships

National External Quality Assurance Requirements

  • Programme accreditation
    voluntary, except for medical and health professions according to public health regulations
  • Institutional accreditation
    Institutional accreditation according to Swiss law, with a decision by the Swiss Accreditation Council, is mandatory for all public higher education institutions of the tertiary sector and for private higher education institutions using a protected denomination (“University”, “University of Applied Sciences”, “ University of Teacher Education“). Successful accreditation has no legal impact beyond the right to use one of the protected denominations but is a testimony to a quality assurance systems covering all processes and suited to support the higher education institution to achieve its goals.
  • Further information on external quality assurance in Switzerland

External Quality Assurance Reports and Decisions

Institutional level

Part of the obligatory external QA system Decision: positive with conditions or restrictions
Institutional accreditation

Programme level

Composition (second cycle degree)
Diploma di insegnamento per le scuole di maturità (degree)
  • Qualification/award
  • Level
  • Programme type
    Full recognised degree programme
Music (first cycle degree)
Music and Movement (first cycle degree)
Pedagogy (second cycle degree)
Performance (second cycle degree)
Specialised Music Performance (second cycle degree)