Innovating through the humanities

The University of Macerata aims to contribute to the development of people and society through advanced research that is focused on excellence and internationalisation. We firmly believe in the added value that social and human sciences bring to the understanding of complex socio-economic and political issues, according to an interdisciplinary perspective.
Innovation is frequently the result of well-balanced interdisciplinary approaches. The ability to imagine future developments and to come up with truly intelligent and problem-solving strategies is never simply a question of adopting or adapting new technologies.
Critical and creative thinking plays a fundamental role in this process and the community of scholars and researchers at UNIMC finds itself in a unique position for providing the necessary skills and competences.


a rich research environment

HR excellence in research 

The strategic objective of the University is to become a centre of excellence on an international level, specialised in socio-humanistic subjects.
Excellence, nevertheless, can be generated and cultivated in working environments in which reseachers are in a position to be able to develop their own career. For this reason, in 2005, the University of Macerata signed the European Researchers’ Charter and the Code of Conduct for the employment of researchers. Together, these documents contain a set of general principles that specify the role, the responsibilities and the rights of researchers and the people employing and/or financing researchers, as well as the general principles that should be applied by employers and/or financers when appointing or employing researchers.
In order for the principles expressed in the Charter to be effectively implemented, in 2015, the University made a formal commitment before the European Commission to implement a strategy for the actual implementation of the principles, joining the Institutional Human Resources Strategy Group.  For this reason the University has been awarded of the Excellence in Research logo.

Last update 1 August 2018