Besides our traditional teaching and research mission as an educational institution, we also feel the responsibility to contribute to the cultural and economic development of South Tyrol. This task has been defined as 'third mission': the activities through which the university interacts with its community.
The third mission includes two main fields
One aims at leading the economic growth of our territory by maximising the results of our research through university spin-offs, patents and research on behalf of third parties. In order to fulfil this purpose, unibz is working on the creation of a hub whose main function is to transfer knowledge to the community. Its purpose is to serve as a link between the university and local businesses.
The second set of activities has the objective of promoting cultural and social growth of our community through events, public conferences and educational offers open to all citizens. Among these initiatives, there are the JuniorUni for children and teenagers, the Studium Generale targeting the whole population and the Senior Student Card for people above 60 years of age.