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Public engagement

Third Mission complements the university's two main functions, scientific research and education, with the specific focus to disseminate culture, knowledge and transfer research results outside the academic setting.
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The main purpose of the third mission is to contribute to social growth and foster the cultural progress within the community.

With this in mind, the department is committed to conveying its expertise outside the academic world with the aim of establishing synergies and collaborative relationships with society and community.

To fulfill these purposes, the department promotes:

  • Special attention to current affairs
  • Dissemination of its achievements in newspapers and other media
  • Organization of events open to the public
  • Promotion on social media channels to reach a wide audience

From 2020

Since 2020, the department has added outreach activities designed for schools, such as:

  • Activities aimed at primary and secondary school pupils for their first introduction to statistics
  • Collaborations with secondary school students and teachers, contributing to activities that count toward the total number of hours of school-work alternation;
  • Activities aimed at the financial education of both children and adults.

The three-year period 2016-2019

During the three-year period 2016 - 2019, the Department engaged in the following Third Mission activities:

  • Outreach activities (participation in presentations, seminars, conferences, outreach publications)
  • Research activities (in particular, research commissioned by non-academic outsiders); and
  • Training activities (for external, private or public clients) and interventions/lectures/contributions in professional settings , such as professional orders 
  • Participations in the scientific or management boards of non-academic institutions.