Science Support, Strategy & Communication
To allow the scientists at Laimburg Research Centre to truly focus on their work, the interdisciplinary Science Support, Strategy & Communication team assists and complements the research facility in all of its science-related activities.
We accompany the scientists and co-operation partners of Laimburg Research Centre throughout the entire project life cycle: from the initiation stage to applying for funds as well as handling and managing resources, and all the way to communication and the transfer of knowledge.
Our aim is to further strengthen and consolidate the Laimburg research sector on the whole with the help of a wide portfolio. For the benefit of agriculture in all of South Tyrol, we support international and interdisciplinary co-operations in applied science and streamline our research activities with the needs of our local and regional stakeholders. In doing so, we take great care to inform the appropriate target groups among the population about our outcomes and findings.
In close collaboration with the Laimburg Research Centre head office, we contribute to defining the strategic orientation of the Centre and to developing long-term research programmes.
Science Support, Strategy & Communication consist of five task groups: Research Management, Project Service, Project Management, Science Communication and Event Management, Library.
Dr. Jennifer Berger
+39 0471 969 508
The Research Management task group supports the Laimburg head office in outlining the strategic orientation of the Research Centre. To do so, it provides assistance in formulating and developing long-term research programmes and in putting them into practice in terms of content, organisation and funding. It furthermore coordinates the multi-year programme agreement with the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen-South Tyrol and the evaluation of the Centre's entire research output. Another one of its core activities is to set up and expand new areas of research and to accompany them on their way to being put into practice. In addition to that, the group strives to broaden the research network by building new strategic partnerships in science.
Dr. Jennifer Berger
+39 0471 969 508
Bringing stakeholders and partners together
Dipl.-Ing. Kathrin Plunger
+39 0471 969 512
The Project Management task group is in charge of coordinating, administrating and handling the accounting and budgets of third-party projects which can be anything from private, contract-based research to interdisciplinary EU projects.
Once a project is approved, the Project Management team takes over from the Project Service task group and – from the kick-off meeting all the way to the successful conclusion of the project – guides the implementation of the measures as laid out in the project application and guidelines of the funding framework.
To safeguard the project aims and use the project resources in compliance with the governing guidelines, we work closely with other task groups and sectors of Laimburg Research Centre and with our national and international partners, funding agencies and monitoring bodies throughout the entire implementation stage of a project.
At internal level, we are the central point of contact for project managers and team members. Together with the project managers, we carry out initiatives to monitor and plan project activities. We ensure transparency in all project handling stages by means of timely accounting with regard to funding and strict monitoring and accounting of all project costs, and we provide feedback on the project status to all administrative or monitoring bodies and to all partners.
The team also administers any First and Second Level Control or European Commission audits.
Dr. Elisa Maria Vanzo
+39 0471 969 722
Media relations and website
Dr. Franziska Maria Hack
+39 0471 969 516
Outside users can access the library's collection of publications in the reading room.
Approximately 15,000 bibliographic items are included in the library’s inventory; it stocks some 290 periodicals, of which 120 titles are obtained on subscription.
All items are available in the joint online catalogue of the Science South Tyrol library network. The platform connects the libraries of small and major science institutions, museums and other specialist centres, providing convenient and improved access to all scientific print and electronic resources of partner institutions all across South Tyrol:
- Bressanone/Brixen Philosophical-Theological Academy
- Eurac Research
- Department of Ladin-language Education and Culture
- Free University of Bozen-Bolzano including the collections of the MUSEION museum of modern and contemporary art and the Claudio Monteverdi Conservatory in Bolzano/Bozen
- Laimburg Research Centre
- Micurà de Rü Institute of Ladin Culture
- South Tyrol Museum of Nature
Click here to access the new catalogue(Externer Link)
Friday: 8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm
Mag. Stefan Morandell
+39 0471 969 684