Research Institute on Population and Social Policies

Society of Knowledge




THINGS is a interdisciplinary research group which studies the determinants and social dynamics of the knowledge society. The research conducted by the group can be traced back to four fundamental principles for development, equitable generation, distribution and access to knowledge identified by UNESCO: cultural diversity, access to education, access to information and freedom of expression. The members of the group collect multiple disciplinary skills: social research and sociology of organizations, statistics and qualitative methods, gender studies, political science and the study of risk creation.
Much of the research work falls back on in the area of ​​science policyaddressing in particular the issues of human resources, gender equity in scientific research, tertiary education and international mobility. Studies include different thematic focuses including Open Science and Open Access, the measurement and evaluation of research through non-traditional tools such as relational / self-evaluation and altmetrics, risk creation and management. The group manages several Projects funded, in particular of the Framework Programs of the European Commission. The group is contact person for the CNR for gender policies through coordination
of the GdL on Budget and Gender Plan.

science policy
gender equity in research
assisted self-evaluation

Active projects

Gender budget and Gender equality plan for the Autonomous Region of Sardinia

gEneSys - Transforming Gendered Interrelations of Power and Inequalities in Transition Pathways to Sustainable Energy Systems

EATS - - Empowering Agri-food chain actors Through Social dialogue

MINDtheGEPs - Modifying Institutions by Developing Gender Equality Plans


COMO Knowledge - Mobility

GETA - Observatory on GEnere and Lens

Survey on Italian researchers abroad - MAECI

GENERA - Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area

CITYCOP - Citizen Interaction Technologies Yield Community Policing

MAPPING - Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Internet Governance

CARISMAND - Culture And RISkmanagement in Man-made And Natural Disasters

"Free the land" - A project against the exploitation of labor in agriculture in Capitanata

OpenUP - OPENing UP new methods, indicators and tools for peer review, impact measurement and dissemination of research results