The UOC’s research, innovation and transfer activity, basically carried out by lecturers, currently specialises in the areas of arts and humanitiessocial scienceshealth sciences and technology and communication. The most important subjects dealt with include identity, culture, art and society; technology and social action; globalisation; legal pluralism and human rights; fiscal studies, labour relations and social benefits; the Internet, digital technologies and new media, and information and communications services management, systems and services.