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. Applied research
Based on the work of five competence centres, two laboratories and eight areas, research is a central element of the mandate of the Department of Education and Learning / University of Teacher Education. Understood as a service to schools, teachers and the wider community, the knowledge and knowledge developed is transferred to the education sector, disseminated throughout the territory and shared with the national and international scientific community.
People active in research
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L'approccio interdisciplinare della ricerca in SUPSI
1. Built environment, natural resources and safety
The exploitation and conservation of the environment are key elements in the sustainable development of our society. Climate change, together with changed economic conditions, call for tough provisions regarding the conservation and administration of our natural and built heritage, entailing complex interactions.
2. Energy systems
The rise in energy costs, the progressive shift from monopoly conditions to a free market situation and environmental problems of a centralised production system based on the utilisation of non-renewable resources from abroad call for the development of scalable and more efficient energy systems.
4. New business models for sustainable development of the territory
In the early 90s, regional economic systems began to be modified by the market globalisation process. In addition to this, the surge in opportunities provided by recently industrialised countries has reconfigured the international division of labour by means of a process of production activity redistribution.
5. Digital Ecosystems
The creation of a global society has also been promoted by the development of new technological solutions for the exchange of information, goods, services and for individual mobility. The resulting changes are rather extensive.
7. The role of arts in life and well-being of citizens and their communities
The arts constitute a key component of our society and their role extends far beyond our aesthetic experience; they enhance people’s sense of citizenship and social cohesion and are instrumental in promoting economic development and innovation.
8. Educational / training systems
Research oriented to educational and learning systems promotes favourable interactions between different approaches towards the scientific thought. This applyes to confidence / acknowledgement in the mandate / worth / potential of education and training.
The research centres of the Department of Education and Learning / University of Teacher Education are active on a number of topics pertaining to the reality of educational and training systems, didactics and situational learning, through theoretical and methodological approaches that allow scientific evidence to constitute an element of knowledge, reference and comparison with the scientific community.