The third mission experience of the UID at the Restoration, Museums and Cultural Business Trade Show of Ferrara

  • Federico Ferrari


Dialog with society represents the new mission that the University is facing and taking charge of. Greater openness and interaction with the socio-economic context through the exploitation of research results and the transfer of knowledge is what is required at Universities: a new objective that stands beside those of higher education and scientific re- search. In fact, the term ‘third mission’ is used with increasing frequency and sometimes with confusion or ambiguity when used to describe many of the ac- tivities that bring into direct relation universities, society and the economic and productive context.