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Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR) is a private not-for-profit University, one of the top-ranking academic institutions for the quality of its scientific work, with 185 professors, 84 researcher and around 6400 registered students in undergraduate courses, Masters, PhD programmes and post graduate Medical Education courses. Since its foundation in 1998, the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery has grown to become a vital part of OSR healthcare and research system and currently the second largest School of Medicine in Italy. Furthermore, UnisR has developed a unique expertise in bioethics as well as in experimental philosophy and psychology. The excellence of its academic staff and the close partnership between teaching, clinical work and research allows the faculty to provide state-of-the-art training. Know more here.

San Raffaele Hospital

Ospedale San Raffaele (OSR) is a clinical-research-university hospital established in 1971 to provide international-level specialised care for the most complex and difficult health conditions. Its mission is to improve knowledge of diseases, identify new therapies and encourage young scientists and doctor to grow professionally. OSR is part of Gruppo San Donato, the leading hospital group in Italy. The hospital is a multi-specialty center with over 60 clinical specialties; it is accredited by the Italian National Health System to provide care to both public and private, national and international patients and formally recognised as a research hospital. Research at OSR focuses on integrating basic, translational and clinical activities to provide the most advanced care to our patients. The institute is recognized as a global authority in molecular medicine and gene therapy and is at the forefront of research in many other fields. Ospedale San Raffaele is a first-class institute which treats many diseases and stands out for the deep interaction between clinical and scientific area. OSR shares its campus with UniSR, making San Raffaele the largest research and university hospital organisation in Italy, with more than 300 active clinical trials, 100 high-tech research laboratories. This facilitates and accelerates the transfer of scientific results the patients. Know more here.

European Research

UniSR and OSR have a proven record of excellent research and high participation in numerous European Research and Innovation Frameworks and securing funding for over 165 projects since FP7. Furthermore, both institutions actively engage in European Partnerships such as IMI/IHI and have taken part in other EU-funded programs including EU4Health and Digital Europe. In a strategic process to amplify its impact and engagement within the European landscape, UniSR has established the EU Research Strategy and Policy Office (EUSP). This office, in close collaboration with the University’s liaison office in Brussels, plays a pivotal role in supporting the hospital’s researchers and faculty members in navigating the complexities of projects funded by EU programs. In addition, the EUSP Office is committed to policy making and lobbying activities, especially with the EU Institutions, and supports UniSR and OSR in strengthening their positioning and visibility in the EU as a leading organization.


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