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The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is a public entity providing, promoting and transferring the research activity and its applications in the most relevant knowledge development sectors, for a scientific, technological and socio-economic development of the Country. The CNR consists of more than 11.000 employees, more than 1 billion Euros of research budget, 109 institutes, 7 thematic departments, for one of the most relevant research networks in Europe.


The Institute of Geosciences and Georesources (IGG) is a research body of CNR (Department of Earth System Sciences and Environmental Technologies), based in Pisa and having six branch offices located in different Italian towns. The Institute is composed of 89 employees as researchers, technicians and administrative staff, 65 associated university teachers and 22 fellows and external collaborators. The institute director is Dr. Sonia Tonarini, Research Manager of CNR. The IGG investigates the geological evolution of the earth, in order to understand its future equilibriums. The realization of models concerning the fundamental geological processes governing our planet is the departure point for the mitigation of natural risks as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding and for the forecast of global changes and natural resources management in the sustainable development policies. The institute follows applied researches in the field of hydrogeology, geology, environmental geochemistry, geothermic and greenhouse gases emissions.


The IGG Unit of Turin is hosted by the Department of earth Sciences of the Turin University, with which it stipulated a framework contract. The IGG Turin is involved in base geological researches, geological mapping, stratigraphic and structural analyses, petrographic and mineralogical characterisations, geochemical analyses of rocks and materials. These activities represent a base for applied researches commissioned by public and private entities. The research activity is complemented by didactic and tutoring, carried out in the frame of the hosting university structures. The IGG mission is of increasing the knowledge of fundamental geological processes by means of researches conducted in different international geological contexts and of increasing the quality and quantity of data and geological models, with particular reference to its own regional territory (Alps, Po Valley, Northern Appenine).

”G. Scansetti” Research Centre, University of Turin

The “G. Scansetti” Interdepartmental Centre for Studies on Asbestos and Other Toxic Particulates studies asbestos and artificial fibres, nanoparticles, silica and quartz, metal dusts, urban particulate matter and generally any other material which may affect the respirable tract when inhaled. The Centre promotes multidisciplinary research projects, conferences, workshops, schools and seminars about health and environmental issues raised by respirable toxic particulates.

Department of Chemistry, University of Turin

The Department of Chemistry of the University of Turin aims to organize and promote research and educational activities focused on Chemistry, which is taught and studied from its fundamental experimental and theoretical aspects, to its practical applications.

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Società di Spin-off del CNR
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