Lugano is the economic and cultural capital of the Canton of Ticino and the main urban Italian - speaking centre in the South of Switzerland, located between the metropolitan areas of Zurich and Milan.

Set in an exceptional natural and scenic environment, Lugano is an ideal place for living and working.
The city hosts an important financial centre and the region is home to international fashion, commodity trading and pharmaceutical hubs.

The Università della Svizzera italiana  (University of Lugano) funded in 1996, The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) established in 1997 and numerous important research institutes, such as the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) and the world renowned Swiss AI Lab IDSIA (Istituto dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale), contribute to a dynamic scientific community.

With a favorable regulatory framework that supports entrepreneurial activities and “Swissness” in terms of high quality and certified production, Lugano tries to seize the opportunities created by the strong changes underway and by the digital revolution.

Vibrant, international and multicultural, the city renews itself constantly through numerous major projects to continue attracting new talents and businesses.