About us

Campus Ludes

Our Mission is to train high-skilled, competent professionals who can successfully meet global challenges as well as foster innovation

Campus Ludes is inspired by a vision of a society based on peace, the promotion of individuality, and respect for every person at all life phases. Our values, mission and vision are inspired by these fundamental ideas, which drive us to create an educational environment that empowers each individual to realize his or her potential and contribute positively to the society. Here, we value the uniqueness of each student and promote the importance of diversity in the process of learning and in personal growth.

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Our Vision

Ludes is a Campus that promotes dialogue and shared experience among different communities. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that values cultural diversity, gender equity, and accessibility for all.

Ludes aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which each individual feels respected and valued for his or her uniqueness, and where diversity is considered a key resource for learning as well as personal growth.

Collaboration with the local area is one of the pillars of our current and future vision. We are committed to establishing solid and long-lasting relationships with the local community, promoting synergy between the Campus and the surrounding area, fitting harmoniously into the social and cultural reality of Canton Ticino.

Our Mission is to train skilled and competent professionals who put the person and his or her needs at the center of their attention, developing the active listening and empathy skills necessary to offer high quality service respecting diversity and aiming to improve the quality of life.

Ludes is committed to enhancing the uniqueness and the potential of each individual, focusing on the personal and professional growth of each student, offering the opportunity to build a solid foundation for success in the professional world and in life, through a personalized education that is sensitive to the needs and aspirations of each student.

Our History

Our History - L.U.de.S since 1999. The evolution of an idea that points to the future


L.U.de.S., or Libera Università degli Studi di Scienze Umane e Tecnologiche, was founded in associative form in 1999, when Professor Paolo Sotgiu launched the initiative in Canton Ticino, Switzerland. His goal was to propose a new model, based on the respect and dignity of the human being, that would foster and promote cultural exchange, offering educational, scientific and research experiences at both European and non-European levels.



The first students in the Swiss Red Cross physiotherapy program - L.U.de.S. Federal Diploma, complete their studies and quickly enter the professional world and are highly appreciated for their preparation. L.U.de.S. obtained final recognition from the Swiss Red Cross, of its four-year program "Federal Diploma in Physiotherapy." This program was offered at L.U.de.S. until 2009, when the Swiss Confederation decided not to renew the mandate to the Red Cross. L.U.de.S. then became a partner of Semmelweis.


By Resolution (Second) No. 703 of Feb. 14, 2006, the State Council authorized L.U.de.S. - Libera Università degli Studi di Scienze Umane e Tecnologiche to use the name Private University in accordance with Art. 14, para. 2 of the Law on the University of Lugano, the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland and Research Institutes of October 03, 1995 (LUSI/SUPSI; RL



L.U.de.S. enters into partnership with Semmelweis, becoming its off-campus, for the Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Semmelweis program.



Following the amendment to Article 14 of LUSI/SUPSI, which allows the use of the term university only to institutions accredited by the competent national or intercantonal authorities, L.U.de.S. - Libera Università degli Studi di Scienze Umane e Tecnologiche, in order to comply with the new legislation, constitutes the company L.U.de.S Sagl, transforming its structure into a modern Campus named "Campus LudesCampus Ludes" specializing in offering services and logistics suitable for offering the study programs of international institutions of higher tertiary education.



Campus Ludes enters into partnership agreement with Zaporizhzhia State Medical, becoming its off-campus, for the Master Degree in Dentistry, ZSMU program.



Campus Ludes enters into partnership agreement with Presov, becoming its off-campus, for the Bachelor in Psychology and and the Bachelor in Dental Hygiene.