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Our University's research for sustainable development

Sapienza's Departments and Research Centres have embraced the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  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 dimensions of social inclusion and economic growth, thanks to the University's multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary wealth, as well conservancy and dissemination of cultural heritage.

Initiatives and research activities for SDGs 2024

SDG 3 - Long COVID in children and adolescents: towards understanding the mechanisms underlying the persistence of symptoms

SDG 11 - Calvino: the Italian writer's works in a unique digital portal


Initiatives and research activities for SDGs 2023

SDG 3 - Tsunamis of light against cancer

SDG 3 - Event in Italian: Ricerca di base e pratica clinica innovativa per affrontare le sfide dell'assistenza pediatrica

SDG 3 - Paediatric bronchiolitis: more severe cases associated with new RSV variants in recent years

SDG 3 - Precision medicine: new biomarkers identified to improve and personalise diagnosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma

SDG 3 - World's first trachea and brachiocephalic artery reconstruction surgery 

SDG 3 - Child with very rare disease receives gene therapy never before used in Italy

SDG 3 - New mechanism activating the brain's immune system discovered

SDG 3 - Covid and thrombosis: an Italian study coordinated by Sapienza discovers a stroke-causing receptorus

SDG 9 - A cause for the strange behaviour of cuprates discovered: a step towards more sustainable superconductor applications

SDG 9 - Classifying metal nanoparticles with AI

SDG 11 - Geostatistical models to understand the function of Sardinian nuraghi

SDG 13 - Ecological research and technological advancement in the Arctic: the "EcoClimate" PRA project

SDG 14 - Arctic climate balance increasingly at risk

SDG 15 - Tracing the movements of Iron Age Mediterranean populations with DNA mapping

SDG 15 - The origins of our ancestors

SDG 15 - Counteracting soil sterility with plants tolerant to high salt concentrations

SDG 15 - Humans and bears: a possible coexistence?

SDG 15 - The role of high-biodiversity areas in contributing to the wellbeing of humanity


Initiatives and research activities for SDGs 2022

SDG 13/15 - The importance of the Paris Agreement for mountains and their biodiversity

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


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