The University of Trento has three core objectives: education, research and the third mission.

The third mission, in compliance with ANVUR’s guidelines, includes all the initiatives that the University carries out to support the economic, social and cultural development of the community, and specifically:

Research valorisation 

Research valorisation focuses on the area of technology transfer and university entrepreneurship aimed at translating public research findings into goods and services. For the purposes of the 2011-2014 VQR (research quality assessment), ANVUR considered the following areas: management of intellectual property; university entrepreneurship (spin-offs); collaborations with third parties; other tools (science parks, incubators, technology transfer offices, placement offices).

  1. Management of intellectual property
  2. University entrepreneurship (spin-offs)
  3. Collaborations with third parties
  4. Other tools:

The production of public goods of social, educational and cultural value 

The production of public goods of social, educational and cultural value allows for the direct participation of the University in knowledge society through multiple strategies, initiatives and tools that enable mutual relationships among institutions, researchers, organizations and public bodies with the objective of creating shared value. For the purposes of the 2011-2014 VQR, ANVUR considered the following areas: production and management of public goods (museums, archaeological excavations, buildings of historical importance); health protection (clinical studies, research infrastructure, medical education); advenced training; public engagement.

  1. Production and management of public goods
  2. Health protection measures
  3. Advanced training 
  4. Public Engagement

SUA-RDs on past years can be found in the relevant section on ANVUR’s website; data concerning the “Third mission” can be found in part III of the reports.

The first results of the assessment of third mission activities are available in the 2011-2014 VQR report