Founded in 1997, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the medium town of Manno (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Ticino. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Brig, Landquart. Officially recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland), Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI) is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Swiss higher education institution. Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. SUPSI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.