From the development of new therapies and diagnostic techniques against Sars-CoV-2 and other types of viruses to the use of virtual reality and video games as tools for promoting psychological well-being and health. From the role of Artificial Intelligence in sustainability or healthcare to the development of superconducting quantum computers. From studying time and attention management in the age of permanent connection to investigating the nature of dark matter or biofuels. These are some of the excellent scientific research projects to which the University of Milan-Bicocca has decided to assign part of the 70 researchers who will be hired under the Second extraordinary plan for the recruitment of type B fixed-term researchers, foreseen by Ministerial Decree 856/2020, for which the university has received a grant of € 4,202,942 from the Ministry of University and Research. The calls for competitions in progress are gradually published at this link. In all, the researchers who will be hired will be 70 and 36 of these will be destined, in addition to the research and teaching activities required by the scientific-disciplinary sector of reference, also to the realization of specific strategic projects that had been previously identified by the Board of Directors among the proposals coming from university professors, on the basis of the following selection criteria: scientific excellence; consistency with the University strategic plan; interdisciplinarity; innovative potential; Didactic coverage. «The Second extraordinary plan for recruitment – says the rector of the University of Milan-Bicocca, Giovanna Iannantuoni – has assigned to our University 70 fixed-term research positions. This is a flattering result and, above all, an extraordinary opportunity to give new impetus to our planning through the entry, in such a significant number, of brilliant young people eager to contribute to the growth of our University “. to university staff (teachers and researchers) is the Research Infrastructure Call, issued by the top management of Milano-Bicocca to enhance university infrastructures, for a total budget of 2 million euros. Among the objectives: to encourage the development of research of excellence at an international level; promote the processes of sharing and integrating existing infrastructures with the aim of stimulating multidisciplinary research; stimulate financial sustainability and the ability to generate resources on behalf of third parties. There were 46 applications for the call.