Third Mission

What is the Third Mission? 

The Third Mission represents the Department of Veterinary Sciences’ desire to dialogue with the local territory and to involve society, making available and enhancing the results of its research. 

The Third Mission is carried out according to two main lines of action, aimed at making the meaning and decisive role of public research known to the local community. This involves the public engagement and technology transfer with the productive world. 

The Department has always been actively engaged in maintaining and strengthening contacts with the local hinterland and in promoting the rich and heterogeneous training and research activity that distinguishes it. To this end, it has set itself some work Objectives aimed at enhancing the social impact of its activities and improving internal cohesion and social activities in the Department. 

The main activities of the Third Mission of the Department of Veterinary Sciences are: 

Public engagement 

  • Public events 

Members of the Department can communicate their activities and the results of their research to the community at public events. To communicate the event, they must use the following event-format, to be transmitted to the Editorial Committee. 

Popular publications 

Members of the Department can communicate their activities and the results of their research to the community by means of popular publications. To communicate with such publications, the following publications-format must be used, to be sent to the Editorial Committee. 

Press review of popular publications 

  • Activities with schools 

The organization of school/work alternation courses in the Department of Veterinary Sciences is governed by a University procedure. 

School/work alternation courses of the Department of Veterinary Sciences (a.y. 2018/19) 

  • Participation in committees for the definition of standards and technical regulations

Members of the Department who participate in committees for the definition of technical standards and norms can communicate it to the Department using the following format to be transmitted. 

Participation in committees for standards and norms (2017-2018): 

  • Code of Ethics and Conduct of the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology (ESVCE) Dr. Chiara Mariti 



spinoff indicates a joint stock or limited liability company, whose activity mainly consists in the industrial use of research results. Also in this case, the University of Pisa provides a support service for the creation of academic spinoffs. 

Spinoff of the Department of Veterinary Sciences of Pisa (as of 1 November 2018): 


The enhancement of university research products and the transfer of innovation to the productive world are achieved through activities that guarantee the protection of individual property, for which there is a support service managed by the University of Pisa. 

Activities on behalf of third parties 

In the Department of Veterinary Sciences the work on behalf of third parties is carried out by the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the laboratories. 

Continuing Training 

Members of the Department are often involved in organizing ECM courses offered by veterinary institutions and associations. Local Health Authorities (ASL) and some associations of freelance professionals are very active in participating in the ECM and often make use of the teaching staff of the Department of Veterinary Sciences, which is consulted to define the scientific programs of the courses and to contact the most experienced speakers. 


List of scheduled events 

Historical, artistic and cultural activities 

The Department of Veterinary Sciences and its staff participate in activities and develop actions to support the cultural enhancement of their area of expertise with the aim of promoting the visibility of veterinary medicine in society. 

 Veterinary Anatomical Museum, located in the Department of Veterinary Sciences, it is part of the University museum system 

Cultural events under the Department of Veterinary Sciences (2017-2018)