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Sapienza University of Rome is dedicated to scientific research and has achieved important national and international results. There are over 60 departments and research centres focused on research activity. In addition, laboratories of the main national scientific research centres are located on the Sapienza campus.
All major fields of study participate in research including: biology, history, philosophy, economics, law, sociology, psychology, communication, medicine and more. Since 2005-06 research has become more efficient through managed coordination with local government, business and existing Italian research networks. Sapienza has greatly increased its external cooperation and created a number of innovative spin-off enterprises.
The Scientific Research Value and Innovation Office at Sapienza was initiated to enhance knowledge and expertise. It oversees technology transfer to business and applied industry, and encourages communication between university laboratories and the real world. The office promotes a variety of initiatives from traditional research agreements and collaborations to licensing of patented technologies and launching of independent high-tech companies.
In 2009 the first Sapienza Research Day was organised to disseminate important results discovered in different scientific fields. The President of Italy presided over the inaugural event which has become a highlight of the University calendar. A prize is awarded by an international committee for the best work and the most promising researchers under 40. Results from the last three years are available in English on this page.