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Our University's research for sustainable development

The Departments and Research Centres of Sapienza have embraced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations as an indication of priorities in research activities.

Among the SDGs, those relating to the environmental protection dimension are more directly applicable to scientific research, i.e. those linked to the "Planet" label (the SDGs are ideally grouped in the 5 P: People, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership, Planet). But Sapienza's professors and researchers are also engaged in research activities concerning the other two dimensions - social inclusion and economic growth - thanks to the University's multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary wealth.


Initiatives and research activities for SDGs 2022

SDG 3 - T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: cells potentially responsible for disease recurrence identified

SDG 3 - Brain-environment communication. The role of intestinal microorganisms

SDG 3 - Cystic fibrosis: an alternative therapy re-evaluates the role of certain substances, including turmeric extract

SDG 3 - COVID-19: the 'perfect storm' that increases the risk of thrombosis discovered

SDG 3 - Invisible nanoparticles against tumours

SDG 3 - COVID-19: platelets also contribute to faster response to vaccines

SDG 3 - Internet and social capital

SDG 3 - Biomarkers define the immunological fitness required for clinical response to immunotherapy in cancer patients

SDG 3 - BRCA gene mutations: not only breast and ovarian cancer

SDG 5 - Sapienza PhD dissertation on Maternal and Hinduism wins Paola Bora prize on gender issues

SDG 6 - Pathogen detection in drinking water: cheap and sustainable biosensor soon available

SDG 7 - Water and environmental monitoring system at the Botanical Garden

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SDG 7 - Sapienza's iSPLASH technology for more sustainable energy

SDG 7/13 - Electric mobility and remote working reduce urban pollution

SDG 9 - Sapienza research into orbit with Vega-C

SDG 9 - A novel sensorised artificial skin for increasingly collaborative robots

SDG 9 - Summertime, mosquitoes are back: citizens join researchers in tracking them with the Mosquito Alert app

SDG 9 - LISA and the discovery of new fundamental fields

SDG 9 - Sapienza's NODRY project awarded Erc Proof of Concept

SDG 9 - Identifying quantum phenomena through cause-effect relationships

SDG 11 - Electric mobility and remote working reduce urban pollution

SDG 11 - Agreement between Sapienza and the Istituto centrale per il restauro signed

SDG 11 - New UNESCO Chair on Education and Research to Improve Urban Health and Wellbeing in Cities launched

SDG 14 - Sapienza in the Tara oceanographic mission

SDG 14 - Blue Economy, Wsense wins European Commission's Blueinvest award

SDG 15 - Global biodiversity: how not to lose it

SDG 15 - Norway Spruce in Scandinavia: colonisation that started more than 10,000 years ago

SDG 15 - Arctic climate balance increasingly at risk

SDG 15 - Phlegraean Fields: new study to measure magma viscosity


Initiatives and research activities for SDGs 2021

SDG 3 - "eReferral", the online portal for quick and easy assessment of liver transplant suitability, launched

SDG 3 - Shift worker syndrome: increased risks for counter-clockwise rotating shifts

SDG 3 - Workers' psychological wellbeing during COVID-19: vulnerabilities and protective factors

SDG 3 - Sapienza open-access research on smoking available

SDG 3 - Precision medicine: new nano-transporters engineered by Sapienza to target and eliminate cancer cells

SDG 3 - A chemo-free therapeutic approach for treating childhood tumours

SDG 3 -Heavy metal pollution: if lead is in the air and smartphones, will it also end up in our bones?

SDG 3 - Antibody response to COVID-19 vaccine: research by Sapienza and Policlinico Umberto I General Hospital

SDG 6 - SensorBOA: a self-powered and connected water monitoring system

SDG 7 - Cuprates: strange and promising metals for future technology

SDG 10 - Transnational education and international cooperation with Africa

SDG 11 - Rome: a stretch of the ancient Via Latina has come to light

SDG 11 - "Lazio Antico. Atlante del Lazio meridionale" project presented

SDG 12 - Photonic artificial intelligence becomes sustainable

SDG 13 - Experimental site for monitoring the Poggio Baldi landslide inaugurated

SDG 13 - Biodiversity and climate: From Lake Ohrid the secret of forest resilience to global change

SDG 13 - On the Gran Sasso massif to test instruments for the 2021 Italian Arctic campaign

SDG 14 - Criticalities of the Italian seabed: the Atlas presented

SDG 14 - Sapienza participates in the first Italian Smart Bay to study climate change

SDG 15 - Invasive alien mammals threaten biodiversity in Europe

SDG 15 - The giant hyena that could not survive climate change

SDG 16 - Reassembling society. Crises, conflicts and social transformations


Initiatives and research activities for SDGs 2020

SDG 3 - Working together to prevent suicide

SDG 4 - A computer for everyone. Sapienza, Sant'Egidio and DLA Piper together to help schoolchildren of families with economic hardship

SDG 5 - Women and ICT professions

SDG 6 - Drip chip, a water-saving device made by students

SDG 6 - In the "double" soul of water lies the secret of its electrical properties

SDG 7 - A record superconductor thanks to quantum physics

SDG 7 - Metallic hydrogen: a step towards the first room-temperature superconductor

SDG 8 - Sexual harassment and precarious employment

SDG 12 - Computers and mobile phones get old too

SDG 13 - The role of climate change in the extinction of species of the genus Homo: an ever-present problem?

SDG 13 - SoftScience for the climate emergency

SDG 14 - White Shark: Old and Precious Inhabitant of the Mediterranean Sea is now Endangered

SDG 14 - Natural laboratories on the coast of Ischia indicate how our seas will be in the future

SDG 15 - Wolf-dog hybridisation in Europe: a risk to biodiversity

SDG 15 - Aeolian house mouse: an extraordinary evolutionary model, the result of a thousand-year-old friendship with humans

SDG 15 - Environmental change and pandemic risk: the answer is sustainable development

SDG 15 - Mammals: pathways to survival and extinction

SDG 15 - Farming in the Sahara desert is possible: the dawn of agriculture in the Libyan desert

SDG 15 - 28 safe and sound! How conservation policies have prevented the extinction of many endangered mammals and birds

SDG 15 - Evolutionary dynamics and biodiversity: new discoveries from Europe's oldest lake

SDG 15 - A gene to defeat grey mould: the number one enemy of over 200 plant species

SDG 17 - Six Italian universities with Africa

SDG 17 - World Health Summit 2020

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