Third Mission organization and governance

Among the objectives of the University Strategic Plan, of Departmental Three-Year Plans, and at the heart of the Third Mission, are enhancing our research products and know-how, developing innovation initiatives, promoting cultural, sporting and artistic activities.

The Deputy Rectors contribute to the governance of Third Mission activities within their respective mandates: research and innovation, Third Mission, impact and cultural activities. The network of departmental delegates for the Third Mission cooperates with the Deputy Rectors, ensuring coordination between University and departmental activities, and overseeing monitoring and impact assessment processes.

Deputy rectors

Professor Marina Carini, who teaches Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is Deputy Rector for the Third Mission, Cultural Activities and Social Impact.

Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, she is Deputy Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as President of the Intradivisional Group of Pharmaceutical Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Division (Italian Society of Chemistry) and Arbitrator of the Italian Society of Cosmetic Sciences.

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Professor Maria Pia Abbracchio, who teaches Pharmacology and specialises in multiple sclerosis treatment, was appointed Vice-Rector and Deputy Rector for Research and Innovation by Rector Elio Franzini.

Full Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Milan since 2002, Maria Pia Abbracchio leads a research group of 12 scientists at the same University. She is a member of the Interdepartmental Academic Board of the degree programme in Pharmacy and of the Academic Board of the PhD programme in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacological Sciences.

University Research Report (RAR)

In the session of the Academic Senate on May 12, 2020, Prof. Maria Pia Abbracchio presented the University Research Report.

The report summarizes the University research monitoring and assessment activities for the period 2017-2019 (from next year, the report will be annual).

Cultural and Environmental Heritage
Eleonora Mastropietro

Stefano Ricagno

Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine
Tommaso Bellini

Luigi Lay

Private Law and Legal History
Elisabetta Panzarini

Italian and Supranational Public Law
Luca Vanoni

Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods
Chiara Guglielmetti

Andrea Borghini

Leonardo Gariboldi

Pathophysiology and Transplantation
Laura Fugazzola

Computer Science "Giovanni degli Antoni"
Chiara Braghin
Anna Morpurgo

Foreign Languages and Literatures
Silvia Riva

Mathematics "Federigo Enriques"
Andrea Montoli

Veterinary Medicine
Michele Mortarino

Oncology and Hematology-Oncology
Salvatore Pece

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Landscape, Agroenergy
Riccardo Guidetti

Biomedical and Clinical Sciences "L. Sacco"
Maurizio Gallieni

Biomedical Sciences for Health
Livio Luzi

Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences
Gaia Pellegrini

Clinical Sciences and Community Health
Francesco Mozzanica

Studies in Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication
Dino Gavinelli

Health Sciences
Cristina Gervasini

Earth Sciences "Ardito Desio"
Patrizia Fumagalli

Environmental Science and Policy
Lucia Baldi

Pharmaceutical Sciences
Matteo Cerea

Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences
Ivano Eberini

Law "Cesare Beccaria"
Vito Velluzzi

Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
Stefano Farris

Social and Political Sciences
Maurizio Ambrosini

Veterinary Science for Health, Animal Production and Food Safety
Cristian Bernardi

International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies
Lidia Sandrini

Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics
Silvia Romani

Historical Studies
Silvia Salvatici

Documents and guidelines

The monitoring process was developed with the support of the Innovation and Knowledge Enhancement Division which, among others, assists University governing bodies and supports faculty members at all stages and in all organizational and administrative aspects. Moreover, Third Mission activities are supported by the UNIMI Foundation, within the framework of innovation and knowledge transfer programmes. 

The monitoring process currently unfolds on several levels based on guidelines and surveys inspired by the  Guidelines for Third mission and Social Impact Reporting (2015-2017) issued by ANVUR in November 2018.  Third Mission activities at the University and its 33 departments were monitored for the 2015-19 period.

Furthermore, in line with the 2020-22 departmental planning cycle, a further periodic monitoring system of Third Mission activities and their impact was launched, which is integrated with the Strategic Plan and the Departmental Three-year Plans.

The expertise of our academic community is given visibility through the Expertise & Skills platform. With a view to the next University Research Assessment (VQR), we are developing case studies on the economic, cultural and social impact of our activities.

For Third Mission activities, the Research Quality Assessment (VQR) call requires the University of Milan to submit 17 case studies through its 33 Departments.

For this purpose, DIVCO requested two case studies from each Department, to be drawn up according to the VQR template.

All the proposed case studies, whether or not selected, will have visibility through different communication channels.