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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 2021


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 - Sindrome dei turnisti: il rischio aumenta se i turni sono a rotazione antioraria

SDG 12 - Photonic artificial intelligence becomes sustainable

SDG 15 - On the Gran Sasso massif to test instruments for the 2021 Italian Arctic campaign


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



Initiatives and research activities for SDGs 2019


SDG 1 - Southern Europe: inequalities, work, poverty. Comparing the social sciences

SDG 1 - Children and inequality

SDG 3 - Sustainable Development: Education, Research and Innovation in Agro-food for the Agenda 2030

SDG 4 - A Conference for World Autism Day

SDG 6 - Treatment of waste water and water for human consumption

SDG 8 - Public and Occupational Welfare

SDG 10 - Third Expert Meeting of the M8 Alliance on the Health of Migrants and Refugees

SDG 11 - Natural Hazards Control and Assessment

SDG 11 - Hanami at the Botanical Garden

SDG 12 - A Second Life for Urban Waste

SDG 13 - The Mediterranean Region at Danger of Drying Up

SDG 15 - A New Lizard Discovered on the Pontine Islands


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