The Făgăraș Research Institute has the aim to support innovation, knowledge and science development in Tara Făgărașului through research, public policy analysis and quality educational programs. The Institute focuses on developing a knowledge and research infrastructure in the area and on connecting the area to national and global knowledge networks.
The core activity of the Institute is research. Secondary activities comprise educational programs, policy analysis and outreach.
The Institute brings together researchers, scholars and practitioners from over 9 countries, from fields like anthropology, architecture, biology, bio-genetics, chemistry, economics, engineering, forestry, geography, history, international development, international relations, military studies, political science, public policy, sociology, theology, and focuses on both interdisciplinary research and field-specific research.
In terms of specific activities, the Institute is currently focusing on migration and diaspora, community development, freedom of speech and fake news, regional history, international relations and development, integrity, health, technology and other interdisciplinary research initiatives.