The National Research Council (CNR) is the main Italian public research organisation. Its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.
University of Messina, founded in 1548, is a higher education and research institution counting 24,000 students and 1,200 research staff members. Nowadays, it offers 72 active degree courses in different areas, 12 doctorates programs and several educational programs. UNIME has expertise in the participation and management of EU funded projects, under FP7 & H2020.