The shared aims of the VIU members focus the activities of the two research centers on the themes of competitiveness and environment through innovative forms of education and applied research.
The approach of the research and academic community engaged in VIU activities to the different topics guarantees the exchange and circulation of knowledge and experience.
VIU has two research centers and a new International PhD Academy:
- TEN – Thematic Environmental Networks
The Center for Thematic Environmental Networks (TEN) is a Center for education and research in the fields of environment and sustainable development.
- VIU International PhD Academy
The Academy is an annual 7-10 day event. For each edition a scientific program is decided by the Academic Council and PhD candidates from the Member Universities are invited to participate. A program of training and workshops is arranged to run in parallel to the scientific sessions, in order to provide PhD candidates with training in a range of skills that will be useful in developing their research and academic careers.