Research areas

This is the list of research areas we are engaged in, organised in accordance with the Frascati manual. You can open/close the individual areas by clicking. The list contains names of departments engaged in the given area and related contact persons. Don’t hesitate to contact the responsible person to get more information or to build a collaboration.

1 – Natural sciences
1.1 – Mathematics
1.1.1 – Pure mathematics
1.1.2 – Applied mathematics
1.1.3 – Statistics and probability
1.2 – Computer and information sciences
1.2.1 – Information systems
1.2.1.1 – Artificial intelligence
1.2.1.2 – Information systems
1.2.1.3 – Information theory and methods
1.2.1.4 – Software engineering
1.2.1.5 – Cybernetics
1.3 – Physical sciences
1.3.2 – Condensed matter physics (including formerly solid state physics, supercond.)
1.3.3 – Particles and field physics
1.3.4 – Nuclear physics
1.3.5 – Fluids and plasma physics (including surface physics)
1.3.6 – Optics (including laser optics and quantum optics)
1.3.7 – Acoustics
1.4 – Chemical sciences
1.4.1 – Organic chemistry
1.4.2 – Inorganic and nuclear chemistry
1.4.4 – Polymer science
1.4.6 – Analytical chemistry
1.5 – Earth and related environmental sciences
1.5 – Earth and related environmental sciences
1.5.3 – Water resources
1.5.5 – Geology
1.5.8 – Physical geography
1.5.11 – Environmental sciences
1.6 – Biological sciences
1.6.1 – Cell biology
1.6.6 – Microbiology
1.6.8 – Biochemistry and molecular biology
1.6.10 – Biophysics
2 – Engineering and technology
2.1 – Civil engineering
2.1.1 – Civil engineering
2.1.2 – Construction engineering, Municipal and structural engineering
2.1.3 – Architecture engineering
2.1.4 – Transport engineering
2.2 – Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
2.2.1 – Electrical and electronic engineering
2.2.2 – Communication engineering and systems
2.2.4 – Robotics and automatic control
2.2.5 – Automation and control systems
2.2.6 – Computer hardware and architecture
2.3 – Mechanical engineering
2.3.1 – Mechanical engineering
2.3.2 – Applied mechanics
2.3.3 – Thermodynamics
2.3.6 – Audio engineering, reliability analysis
2.5 – Materials engineering
2.5.1 – Materials engineering
2.5.2 – Paper and wood
2.5.3 – Textiles; including synthetic dyes, colours, fibres excl. Nano- and biomaterials
2.5.4 – Ceramics
2.5.5 – Composites incl. Laminates, reinforced plastics, cermets, combined natural and synthetic fibre fabrics
2.5.6 – Coating and films
2.6 – Medical engineering
2.6.1 – Medical engineering
2.6.2 – Medical laboratory technology excl. Biomaterials
2.7 – Environmental engineering
2.7.1 – Environmental and geotechnical engineering, geotechnics
2.7.1.1 – Environmental engineering
2.7.4 – Energy and fuels
2.9 – Industrial biotechnology
2.9.3 – Bioproducts, biomaterials, bioplastics, biofuels, bioderived bulk and fine chemicals, bio-derived novel materials
2.10 – Nano-technology
2.10.1 – Nano-materials (production and properties)
2.10.2 – Nano-processes (applications on nano-scale); (biomaterials to be 2.9)
3 – Medical and health sciences
3.2 – Clinical medicine
3.2.1 – Cardiac and Cardiovascular systems
3.2.11 – Orthopaedics
3.2.16 – Dermatology and venereal diseases
3.2.18 – General and internal medicine
3.2.21 – Critical care medicine and Emergency medicine
3.3 – Health sciences
3.3.2 – Epidemiology
3.3.4 – Public and environmental health
3.3.6 – Sport and fitness sciences
3.3.7 – Nursing
3.4 – Medical biotechnology
3.4.4 – Biomaterials (as related to medical implants, devices, sensors)
5 – Social sciences
5.1 – Psychology and cognitive sciences
5.1.1 – Psychology (including human – machine relations)
5.1.2 – Psychology, special
5.2 – Economics and Business
5.2.1 – Economic Theory
5.2.2 – Applied Economics, Econometrics
5.2.3 – Industrial relations
5.2.4 – Business and management
5.2.5 – Accounting
5.2.6 – Finance
5.3 – Education
5.3.1 – Education, general; including training, pedagogy, didactics [and education systems]
5.3.2 – Education, special (to gifted persons, those with learning disabilities)
5.4 – Sociology
5.4.1.1 – Sociology
5.4.3 – Social topics (family studies, social work)
5.4.3.4 – Social works
5.5 – Law
5.5 – Law
5.6 – Political science
5.6.1 – Political science
5.6.1.1 – Political science
5.6.2 – Public administration
5.6.3 – Organisation theory
5.7 – Social and economic geography
5.7.1 – Cultural and economic geography
5.7.2 – Urban studies (planning and development)
5.8 – Media and communications
5.8.4 – Library science
6 – Humanities and the arts
6.1 – History and Archaeology
6.1.1.1 – History excl. history of science and technology
6.2 – Languages and Literature
6.2.2 – Specific languages
6.2.3 – Linguistics
6.2.4 – General literature studies
6.2.6.5 – Romance literature
6.3 – Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
6.3.1.2 – Philosophy
6.3.4 – Religious studies
6.4 – Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
6.4.1 – Arts, Art history
6.4.2 – Architectural design