Memorandum of Understanding

The universities, research and higher education institutions in the province of Trieste make this one of the locations with the highest number of working units employed in the research sector in all of Europe.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Municipality of Trieste, the local Universities and Research Institutions dates back to 2007: an active Collaboration Network joining local authorities, scientific and research institutions located in Trieste, in order to foster dialogue among its players.

The city of Trieste and its surrounding territory comprise an area with the highest development potential that aims to become a European reference point, to attract an increasingly higher number of international students and researchers, to develop tangible interactions with the business world, thereby achieving a positive spin-off on the local society and economy.

This Network - which identifies itself in the name Trieste City of Knowledge - operates in order to provide functional responses to the objectives outlined above, developing the relations between the local territory and its scientific excellence.

> EFFECTIVE SINCE 2007

> THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN ITALY

> FROM 8 TO 18 PARTNERS IN 4 YEARS

> 7 TECHNICAL BOARDS

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