TESIS Technologies and Systems for Social and Health Structures
TESIS “Technologies and Systems for Social and Health Structures” is an Inter-University Research Centre focused on the development of tools, technologies and methodologies for bettering the structural system of health and social services, for promoting the welfare and health of citizens through research activities which concern all phases of the building process: from planning and design, to construction, management, use and maintenance.
TESIS is structured as a multidisciplinary scientific network which includes researchers, designers, environmental psychologists, doctors, economists, historians, sociologists and technical physicists belonging to the universities of Florence and “La Sapienza” in Rome.
The centre specializes in the following fields and professional sectors:
TESIS “Technologies and Systems for Social and Health Structures” promotes and supports the exchange of knowledge and the collaboration between teachers and researchers engaged in research and teaching activities on topics related to the systems and technologies used in their specific fields of interest.
The aim of TESIS, as defined by its statutes and progressively expanded through the years, is precisely that of constructing a permanent network for the exchange of information with structures, organizations and institutions, both public and private, and of stimulating innovation in the building of health and social structures, especially hospitals and schools.
The activities of TESIS tend today towards emphasizing scientific exchange and collaboration at an international level.
TESIS research projects are aimed at developing cognitive and operative contributions that are useful for health and social structures from the level of the building itself, to that of the whole system of regional services for the community.
For this purpose TESIS creates methodological and instrumental frameworks for an efficient design of the architectural configuration of health and social structures from the typological, organizational, functional and technological points of view.
The main stimulus for the development of research activities at TESIS is the awareness of the strategic role that health and social infrastructures will play in the near future en relation to the following issues:
Consistently with the operational nature of the results, the specific objectives of the TESIS research activities concerning health and social structures are the following: