Simple and recognizable, the USI logo is an integral part of the identity of Università della Svizzera italiana:
The logo is unique; it is authorized for use only by employees of the Università della Svizzera italiana for work-related projects; others can use them ONLY with prior authorization (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org). The logo uses the only correct legal name of the university: "Università della Svizzera italiana". Translations of the name are not allowed.
Variations of the logo
USI logo consists of several elements, at most three, which include (from left to right) USI, the Faculty and Institute / Laboratory / Master / Department affiliation:
Info for printing on A4 size (letterhead)
- Frutiger Bold 10 pt / 12 pt
(To use on version with one level and on last level of the logo)
- Frutiger Light 10 pt / 12 pt
- horizontal 0.3 pt
Vertical bar width
- 5 x 30 mm = university
- 2.5 x 30 mm = faculty
- 0.3 pt x 30 = institute/lab/master/service
Info for usage of the logo on the web
- Frutiger Bold 10 pt / 12 pt
(Use bold on all levels for ease of reading on the screen)
- horizontal: 1 pt
Vertical Bar Width:
- 5 x 30 mm = University
- 2.5 x 30 mm = Faculty
- 1 pt x 30 = Institute/Laboratory/Master/Service (also for when the logo is on the second level)
No modifications are allowed; in particular, heed the following usage rules:
- all elements of the logo are inseparable;
- it is not allowed to insert other images inside the logo*; in case of documents that need to contain more logos - for instance initiatives promoted by several institutions - we recommend therefore to use the logo with the short thread (since it is not allowed to insert other images, not even above the thread);
- proportions and fonts must be maintained;
- the first of level of USI logo is provided only in Italian: English can be used on the second and third level.
The only modification allowed is the length of the horizontal rule, which can be changed as needed (without becoming shorter than the height of the logo).
Modification of the logo colors is forbidden; the only exception is the negative version (white) used on dark backgrounds. Logos should be used with the background color corresponding to the particular faculty.
We invite you to use the logos below, available for download (preferably in vector format, EPS):
- Logos for print use (in Italian and in English, with long/short thread, with background colors corresponding to USI faculty)
- Logos for web use (in Italian and in English)
The specific logo of an Institute, a Laboratory, a Master or a Service can be requested from email@example.com. We ask you in particular to not reproduce any logo pertaining to USI without contacting the Graphic Design Service.
A partial exception is the logo of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Bellinzona, which has been affiliated with USI since 2009. The visual identity of IRB is now integrated with that of Università della Svizzera italiana, while retaining some of its features, including color, which characterised the Institute during its first 10 years of activity.