About us

Our research addresses the greatest challenges of the future: keeping societies healthy, fostering intact environments, promoting sustainable energy and developing well-functioning political and social systems. Seeking answers through interaction between a variety of disciplines, we develop concrete solutions for regional problems which can then be applied globally. We continually strive to open new paths with science and innovation, by responding to society’s complex questions with answers geared to the needs of people.

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Data Actity Report 2021/2022

What we do

We develop concrete solutions for regional problems which can then be applied globally. We continually strive to open new paths with science and innovation, by responding to society’s complex questions with answers geared to the needs of people.

What makes us different

To undertake research is to challenge conventional ways of thinking and to transcend limitations. Our open enterprise culture and flat organizational structure allow this investigative spirit to develop in the best possible interdisciplinary way, and with curiosity, enthusiasm, courage and perseverance we highlight problems from all possible angles and thereby arrive at exceptional solutions.

Who we work with

We are linked to research networks all over the world with partners in more than 50 countries, on five continents. The research center collaborates with international organizations such as the Alpine and Carpathian Conventions, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Space Agency (ESA) along with several other space agencies. It is also an official duty station of the United Nations and the only Italian headquarter of UNU (the United Nations University).Eurac Research furthermore cooperates with the Council of Europe and other European institutions.

Our history

Eurac Research was founded in 1992 as an association under private law with just twelve members of staff undertaking research in the areas of Language and Law, Minorities and Autonomous Regions as well as the Alpine Environment. The center gradually expanded its activities into new areas, attracted scientists from all over the world, and introduced new structures. Today, over 500 collaborators from over 35 countries conduct their research at Eurac Research

Our goals

  • Mitigate and adapt to climate change
  • Manage resources responsibly
  • Reduce risks associated with natural hazards
  • Understand and prevent illnesses, towards personalised medicine
  • Prevent accidents and optimise rescue operations
  • Understand better the development of humankind
  • Preserve biodiversity
  • Encourage political participation and social integration
  • Promote multilingualism
  • Take advantage of the opportunities created by the digital transformation
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Activity Report

How profoundly the pandemic has changed our lives is obvious, we do not need to lose words about it; on the other hand - where else to start reflecting on the past year? In our activity report 2020/21, we have reduced the texts; instead, we recount essential developments and achievements of the past year increasingly on the basis of data.


Management, Structure, Scientific Advisory Councils, By-Laws

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Amministrazione trasparente

Amministrazione trasparente: è il fondamento di tutta la struttura organizzativa di Eurac Research. Decisioni e processi sono resi pubblici.

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Administrative Departments

Communication, Research Support Office, Health Safety & Environment, Facility Management, Legal & Procurement, Information Technologies, Controlling & Accountancy, Human Resources, Statistics Office

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Eurac Research is a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) with researchers from a wide variety of scientific fields who come from all over the globe. Together, through scientific knowledge and research, they share the goal of shaping the future.

What we do

Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines. In so doing, our research work embraces three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society.

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