Strategic lines characterising the University research activity
The strategy adopted by UNICAM in the field of scientific research follows two different yet complementary approaches:
- Preserving the consolidated characteristics and vocations of the University Schools as elements identifying their research activity;
- Constantly ensuring the consistency and relevance of such activity within the framework of national and European policies in the field of research and technological development.
The summary scheme of the UNICAM research activities reflects this orientation exactly. It defines a mission, sustainability, and innovation, as the raison d'être of the University research and, at the same time, as an explicit adherence to the values, strategies, and actions of the European Union and its States, for a more sustainable future.
It also identifies the general areas of research, pillars, and the related priority reference themes, clusters, explaining the lines of action through which UNICAM intends to implement its mission, implementing a strategy that respects its competences and internal resources.
The research lines are divided into three pillars or macro research areas, each of which is organised in two topic clusters, intended as groupings of themes expressing both, the interests of UNICAM professors/researchers, and the orientations of national and international scientific research. They entail multi-method, multidimensional, and interdisciplinary approaches, based on the involvement of stakeholders from complementary research and development fields.
The three pillars of fundamental and collaborative research at UNICAM, and the related thematic clusters are:
- Environment and Energy
- Health and Wellbeing
- Culture, Society, Rights, and Energies