Links with the local area - third mission
In addition to its two key functions – scientific research and education – the University engages in Third Mission activities aimed at spreading culture, knowledge and transferring research results outside the academic community, thus contributing to social and cultural growth.
The University intends to be an economic and cultural engine for the local area, fostering progress and innovation, promoting dialogue and interaction with citizens, the economic system and public and private institutions.
Thus, with the Third Mission, universities come into direct contact with subjects and social groups that are further than those that are consolidated. Third Mission is therefore the set of activities of public engagement aimed to a close interaction with the society.
The following pages present the Third Mission activities carried out by the Department.