Higher Education and Research
The Unit is established in 2012 and it holds the primary responsibility for fostering higher education and applied research in Europe and Partner Countries, contributing to the creation and development of innovative and knowledge society.
The Unit’s work is based on qualitative and quantitative research methods to a wide range of sectoral and transdisciplinary activities, maximising their impact at local and international levels. These activities are aimed at cross cutting priorities (such as ethics and gender issues, open data access, science education etc.) to support social and economic development of territories.
Today it holds the primary responsibility of leading CESIE’s Competence Cell, established to create strong local networks of actors from the quintuple helix innovation systemic for co-creation, promotion and test of responsible research and innovation (RRI) practices for our territory. Thus, fostering applied research in Europe and Partner Countries, contributing to the creation and development of innovative, sustainable and knowledge society.
The Competence Cell is a transdisciplinary sub-unit, established to create strong local networks of actors from the quintuple helix innovation system for reflection on glocal challenges, co-creation, promotion and test of RRI practices for local territory.