The activities of the Centre are aimed at researching, developing and disseminating scientific knowledge, technological solutions and working methods that enable sustainable development.

Since 1988 CIRPS disseminates those internationally recognized principles that are necessary for the realization of social, economic and technological development, capable of guaranteeing the increase of an equally distributed wellbeing without compromising the environment or any social group, geographical area or future generations. CIRPS applies these principles by implementing research projects, training activities and direct interventions on the territory.

Conventionally, modern university is considered the result of the university reform that finds its reference in the work of Wilhelm von Humboldt. In establishing the Humboldt University of Berlin at the beginning of 1810, Humboldt formally indicated three institutional tasks: research, education and training, services to the territory.

Like any modern academic institution, CIRPS activities are divided into three areas:

Examples of particularly significant projects: