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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano


Research stands as the cornerstone of unibz that propels knowledge, progress, and growth. In addition to fundamental research, we work with companies and local institutions in administration and politics and actively seek real-world applications for our research.


More than 450 professors and researchers are currently working on about 300 research projects. In 2022 15.7 million Euro external funding was raised of which 9.6 million Euro from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) whereas most of the remaining external funding comes from competitive calls, including Horizon Europe, PRIN and Joint Projects with DFG, FWF or SNF.". 66 % of these research contracts with third parties are with local companies or organizations. Eight PhD programmes help us train a new generation of researchers.

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Research in our Faculties and Competence Centres

The aim of finding answers to the most urgent problems of the 21st century is a common denominator of the diverse research fields at our five faculties and our competence centres. The focus is on sustainability and innovation - at social, economic, technological and ecological levels.


Eurac Research Mobster, Luca Meneghel

Academia is a popular online science magazine produced by EURAC and unibz. Published in three languages (German, Italian, English), Academia reports comprehensively on the research of the two institutions. Reports and interviews cover current science topics from around Europe, and informative photo stories and illustrations help to make even the most complex subjects interesting and easy to understand.

Academia online


bu,press , publisher of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano founded in 2005, assists unibz researchers with their publishing activities to make the research findings accessible to an international public.

Research Report 2022

Microbiology Laboratories

The new Research Report of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano illustrates the fields of research, a selection of cooperations, scientific awards and new members among the teaching staff.

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Liaison Office Bruxelles

Since 2020, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, together with the Laimburg Research Center and the Provincial Department responsible for Research, Innovation, Universities and Museums have established a representation in Brussels to strengthen the South Tyrolean presence and promote scientific research and innovation according to their strategies. The main activity in Bruxelles is mainly aimed at the active participation in European networks and associations, the promotion of innovative synergies between the three institutions and the European stakeholders, the consolidation of relationships with the European institutions and the promotion of opportunities related participation in European projects.

Contact: Francesca Ricardi di Netro