The promotion and coordination of research is the main function that a University Department should play.
The Idea Department plays this role, putting at the heart of its action both the "project", at a territorial, urban, architectural and product scale, and the geographical and cultural "context" to which it is facing.
The sections that define its organizational structure reveal a wide variety of interests related to the scientific disciplines that characterize them.
At the same time, particular attention is paid to the possible intersectoral implications, as well as some promising areas of research related to cross-cutting themes of architectural design and urban planning, technological innovation and new materials, environmental sustainability and ergonomics, maintenance and safety.
The archive of researches carried out in recent years, as well as the list of those still in place, return the wealth and variety of topics, as paradigm of the wide availability of specialized skills that the Idea Department is able to express.