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Maria Chiara Di Guardo

Why is important to talk about the Third mission?

The Shifters answers this question. The project says a lot about the importance of the third mission, to such an extent that it is tailor-made on the knowledge of University. With an artistic language it disseminates the research and tells the weight of the third mission in today’s context. It explains the reason for a leap that University has the task of achieving: the transition from theory to practice, the enhancement of university knowledge and finally its expendability. The researches in fact have an outlet, they are not ending in themselves. Indeed, they are born in order to be applied throughout the territory. There is a benefit to public society, a public service that the university makes to the community to increase the value of living together.

A network of interlocutors.

The University comes into contact with many stakeholders, creates a network of relationships with entrepreneurs, with businesses, with small producers with whom it establishes a relationship of trust. In this way, it contributes to the birth of the most innovative solutions, in response to the emerging needs.
Scientific knowledge is constitutionally directed to that leap, together with the actors in the social and economic fabric. Not only the entrepreneurs, but also political actors to whom society delegates the most important and delicate decisions on health, economic growth, education and well-being of a territory.

It’s a team effort.

The project on the third mission wants to tell these and other facets. From the outward movement to the entrepreneurial drive that arises within the University itself, to the varied presence of interdisciplinary knowledge that characterise the University as a driver of knowledge. Then the final result, the main message, which concerns the relationship between science and society, a process of education to the listening of each other’s needs, finally the participation to the collective wellbeing by not only the professionals and therefore, the creation of a common civic and scientific sense, the awareness and action in other words of all the actors involved.

Discover more about The Shifters

Maria Chiara Di Guardo – pro-rector for innovation and territory, Micaela Morelli – pro-rector for research and Roberta Vanni – Director of CESAR tell the dynamics that have led to the realisation of a crossmedial project about the third mission of University of Cagliari.

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There’s always something fascinating behind change. An obstacle course that talks about our future. Telling the world is our mission.

The Shifters

Telling the research: out mission.

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