The Centre of Excellence is aimed at carrying out the academic activities related to the legal and societal aspects of Science and Innovation. These aspects are considered as dimensions of the European integration process, especially in the development of the “European Research Area”.

Research and Innovation matters also offer opportunities to share and exchange experiences with other countries, especially with Latin America.

The Centre of Excellence “Rights and Science” coordinates the research and teaching activities at the Università degli Studi di Perugia related to other EU projects, such as Jean Monnet Chair “TeKla”, Jean Monnet Chair “SWING”, Jean Monnet Module “EuPlaw”, Horizon 2020 MSC-Rise “Before” (which is coordinated by CNR-ISAFoM).

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Rights and Science” is established by the Università degli Studi di Perugia (Department of Experimental Medicine, Department of Economics and Department of Law), in cooperation with the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISAFoM) and several European and Latin American Universities in particular: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, University of Bournemouth, University of Brighton, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad de la Frontera, University of Malta, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Universidad del Norte, Universität Regensburg.