CRIS, acronym for Inter-department Research Center on Security and Safety, was founded to gather all the security-related competencies available at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

The CRIS has a holistic approach to all security issues:
- logical security
- physical security
- safety
Main current activities and projects are oriented to information and communication technologies, information intelligence,  biochemical sciences, and to address high-tech crimes, economic, financial and juridical issues.

CRIS activities

Research groups

Research Grants

Seminars and events

Research Projects

Scientific Board


CRIS disseminates the security culture through the organization of seminars, workshops and Masters ("Information System Security", "Information Privacy and Law", "National and International Management of Emergencies", "Management of Chemicals"), and through scientific publications. Particular care is devoted in the dissemination of the holistic view of security, highlighting interconnections among security, information intelligence e business intelligence.

CRIS has 40 permanent researchers in addition to temporary positions. His members participate and manage research projects on security at national and European level, they participate to European Forum on security, such as ESRAB and ESRIF. CRIS collaborates with regional and national institutions and with some of the most important companies in the sector of logical and physical security.