Centres of competence and Laboratories

The Centre of Competence on Ageing (CCA) operates in the fields of education, documentation and research into the living contexts of the elderly, in order to support the work conducted by specialists operating in this sector, and promote the wellbeing and quality of life of senior citizens.
The research work conducted by the Competence Centre for Labour, Welfare and Social Research focuses on the following areas: the working world and its transformations, welfare models and public policy, migration, forms of belonging and citizenship, styles of learning and social participation, socio-educational intervention in the various fields specific to social work, and related changes.
The Competence Centre for Management and Entrepreneurship was originally established in order to support local businesses, organisations and institutions as they face the increasingly more complex challenges generated by a continuously changing reference environment. The Centre has five operational sectors: strategy, organisation and entrepreneurship, management in the non-profit and public sectors; leisure, tourism & experience management; corporate social responsibility and sustainable accounting; internal auditing, risk management and decision-making support.
The Research Methodology Competence Centre consists of two units, the statistics unit and the applied psychology unit, that share the same objective: in-depth analysis of research issues by implementing qualitative and quantitative methods. The two units of the Research Methodology Competence Centre have collaborated, and continue to collaborate, with each other in a range of applied research areas.
The Competence Centre for Healthcare Practices and Policies was established in 2018, circled around various research studies on clinical-welfare processes and the organisational systems in which they are set. The aim of the Centre is to develop and promote healthcare practices and policies that are effective, ethical and socially sustainable, and that, based on shared scientific findings, focus on the safety and wellbeing of patients, their family members and socio-healthcare professionals.
The continuous developments and complexity in fiscal law led to the establishment of the SUPSI Tax Law Competence Centre in 2003, with the aim of promoting a pole in Canton Ticino that could function as a reference point in the fields of education and research. The Centre conducts short and long-term educational programmes for those operating in local territory, meeting the increasing demand for expertise in this field, and allowing participants to consolidate and refresh their competences, and therefore to provide high-level fiscal consulting services.
The Rehabilitation Research Laboratory 2rLab was established with the aim of reinforcing clinical practice through studies on the efficacy of rehabilitation interventions for the most common neuromuscular system pathologies. The Laboratory also develops instruments and methods for mobility impairment assessment.