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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.​

What makes us different

To undertake research is to challenge conventional ways of thinking and to transcend limitations. Our open enterprise culture and flat organisational 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 will benefit from us

The aim of our work is to improve the future life of people. We often develop concrete solutions for regional problems which can then be applied elsewhere. We continually strive to open new paths with top quality research work, geared to the needs of people.

Who we work with

We are linked to other research networks all over the world and have partners in more than 50 countries on five continents. We collaborate with international organisations such as the Alpine and Carpathian Conventions, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) along with several space agencies.

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 expan​​ded its activities into new areas, attracted scientists from all over the world and introduced new structures. Today, almost 400 scientists from over 25 countries work here.​​

Our goals

Our research is concerned with three major themes: regions fit for living in, a healthy society, and diversity as a life-enhancing factor. We pursue these objectives with determination:

  • 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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Viale Druso, 1 / Drususallee 1
39100 Bolzano / Bozen - Italy
How to reach us​
Tel: +39 0471 055 055
Fax: +39 0471 055 099
Email: info@eurac.edu
Partita IVA: 01659400210
Host of the Alpine Convention