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Institute for Regional Development

Institute for Regional Development

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Promoting social justice, supportive and resilient communities and increasing environmentally friendly mindsets is the goal of our research at the Institute for Regional Development. By fostering relationships with the people in South Tyrol's valleys and other mountain regions and endowing citizens with responsibilities as our co-researchers, local knowledge and science combine to shape the future in a sustainable way.

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1st World Agritourism Congress 2018© Eurac Research
Shepherdesses in the Alps© Lifestockprotect Project
Mountain areas© Krivec Ales | Pexels

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Staff members
6 with a PhD degree
Ongoing projects
19 of them with international partners
Journal publications
Presentations at scientific conferences
Contributions to thematic blogs

Data Activity Report 2020/2021

Research Groups

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Rural Economy

The climate is changing. The society's population is increasing in age. Digitalisation is changing all aspects of life and economy. With all of these events ...

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Space and Society

Our world is facing a series of unprecedented crises that relates to our economy, environment, climate and way of living. Our task is to accelerate the ...

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News & Events

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Biodiversity of cultivated species in the Puster Valley

Duration: December 2020 - October 2022Funding:
Italy-Austria 2014-2020 (EUTC / EU funding / Project)

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Institute's Projects

MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire

26 November 2021regionalstories

From the everyday life of shepherds

Jasmin Clare

L’abitare migrante

Un tavolo di discussione per mappare problemi e soluzioni possibili

events24 - 27 agosto 2021

Territorial Futures


Thomas Philipp Streifeneder

Head of Institute

Institute for Regional Development

Viale Druso 1 39100 Bolzano Italy

T 003 550 1740 93+


ude.carue.cep@tnempoleved.lanoiger (PEC)

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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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