Università della Svizzera italiana
Istituto IdEP
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13 CH - 6904 Lugano (TI)
Tel. +41 58 666 47 83/48 16
Fax +41 58 666 47 33

To contact a specific person, please select the persons' name from the staff list on the staff page.


How to find us

Our institute is located on the 2nd floor of Via Giuseppe Buffi 6, the blue building infront of the main entrance of the University.


By car

From the exit Lugano south (Lugano sud), follow the signs to the city centre (Centro) along the side of the lake (Lungolago); drive past Casino Kursaal (il Casinò) and past the Congress Hall (Palazzo dei Congressi); turn left and drive straight on until you can see the University ahead.

From the exit Lugano North (Lugano nord), follow the signs to the city centre (Centro), down the hill and through the railway underpass; drive on down the hill keeping to the left-hand lane following the signs for University (UNI) until you reach Via Buffi.


By train

From Lugano's main train station take the funicular down to the centre of Lugano; and weave your way under porticoes and along shop-lined streets, to catch either bus number 3 (get of at Sacro Cuore) or 5 (get of at Ospedale Italiano), from both stops University is very close.


By air

Lugano-Airport is located in Agno (about 6 km from Lugano town centre), from there it is best to take the bus to Lugano or a taxi directly to University. Malpensa-Airport in Milano is about 60km away, and it may easily be reached by shuttle bus (StarBus). The closest Swiss airport with international connections is Zurich Kloten, about three hours away by train.