Doctorate Degrees in Italy

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PhD

A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

One of the Post Graduate academic degrees that are awarded by the Universities is the Doctor of Philosophy; abbreviated as PhD. Depending on the time periods for entry-level degrees and other factors, PhD programs vary from one country to another as well as from institution to the other. With the attainment of the degree, you earn the academic title of a Doctor. The courses are available to all students who meet minimum requirements worldwide.

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

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Law and Business PhD Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The PhD program in Law and Business, taught in Italian, is aimed at offering an advanced three year course of study that combines both theoretical and practical aspects of legal and regulatory issues regarding markets and business from a national, European, international and comparative perspective. The program is based not only on the analysis of relevant theoretical models but also on solving practical... [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Italy 2017. The PhD program in Law and Business, taught in Italian, is aimed at offering an advanced three year course of study that combines both theoretical and practical aspects of legal and regulatory issues regarding markets and business from a national, European, international and comparative perspective. The program is based not only on the analysis of relevant theoretical models but also on solving practical cases. The program, which addresses the demand for highly qualified professionals, ensures that doctoral candidates reach an appreciable level of academic and research autonomy along with an adequate capacity for criticism and analysis. Through research, academic activities and participation in seminars and courses, students will work on obtaining a solid academic grounding common to all areas of specialization. Therefore, PhD students must be able to investigate and analyze in depth, in an interdisciplinary manner, the theoretical and empirical research topics covered by the program. Students will spend 6/9 months abroad in a foreign university or scientific institute where they will be able to earn the required credits. Admission requirements The admission process is designed to establish the candidate’s knowledge, his/her aptitude for scientific research, and whether the PhD program’s research topics are suitable for the candidate. Admission is based on: An evaluation of the candidate’s academic qualifications and other relevant factors in the curriculum vitae; An evaluation of the publications submitted; An evaluation of the research project submitted, also with regard to the curricula covered by the PhD program; Once the curriculum vitae and research project have received a positive evaluation, candidates will take a written exam in accordance with the criteria specified in the call for applications. In the written exam, candidates can choose from six topics, irrespective of their research project. Specifically, two groups of subjects are identified for each curriculum. For each group of subjects, one topic is selected from the three topics suggested by the Commission, among specific themes. Non-Italian citizens and Italian citizens that reside abroad can write the exam in English. However, during the oral exam they will have to prove that they have an adequate knowledge of Italian; An oral exam relating to the research project submitted and related topics and issues. Candidates must also demonstrate a good command of English. Guidelines on the written exam In the written exam, candidates are asked to write an essay on one topic that they can choose among six drawn topics, irrespective of the scientific field of their research project. More specifically: For each of the three PhD curricula two Fields, as indicated below, are identified. This means that overall, there are six Fields; For each Field, one topic is drawn from the three different topics suggested by the Commission among the specific themes identified for each Field (see the list for each field). Candidates will not be summoned to take the written exam until at least 20 days after the date of publication of those admitted to the exam in question. Non-Italian citizens and Italian citizens that reside abroad can write the essay in English. However, they will have to prove, during the oral exam, an adequate knowledge of Italian. [-]

Politics: History, Theory, Science PhD Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate... [+]

The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate in philosophy and political theory, political, science and political history and to provide a forum in which this debate can continue and evolve in an advanced academic and internationally relevant context. The program, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global political studies. The entire length of the program is three years. The coursework part is held in the first academic year. The second and the third years are generally devoted to the research work and can include a research fellowship period abroad (in agreement with the supervisor and with the Board of Professors). Recently, the program has been enriched by the collaboration of the International Center on Democracies and Democratizations (ICEDD) and the Italian Center for Electoral Studies - Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali (CISE). Academic year 2016-2017 For the academic year 2016-2017, eight positions are available. The application for admission must be submitted on line by March 29, 2016. In order for us to consider your application it is necessary that you submit a complete application. You must upload all of the requested documentation, and supply correct referee details through our online application system. Once the procedure for submitting the application has been completed, the candidate will receive by email an application’s copy as a proof of the procedure accuracy and validity. [-]

Management Ph.D. Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The PhD in Management is an intense and rigorous four-year program that equips student with the research skills to become world-leading experts in their chosen field of studies. The program is entirely taught in English. Under the guidance of an internationally renowned faculty, students conduct independent field-based research in strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, and corporate finance... [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Italy 2017. The PhD in Management is an intense and rigorous four-year program that equips student with the research skills to become world-leading experts in their chosen field of studies. The program is entirely taught in English. Under the guidance of an internationally renowned faculty, students conduct independent field-based research in strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, and corporate finance. Graduate students find placement primarily in academia and research institutions as well as in large consulting organizations and firms. The first two years of the program are dedicated to coursework, whereas the third and fourth years are dedicated to research and dissertation. To develop a program suited to their interests, students are encouraged to gain research experience by closely working with the LUISS faculty and to spend at least one semester at an internationally renowned research university. Throughout the program, students are exposed to seminars and workshops on publication strategies and approaches to the international job market. How to apply The application for admission must be submitted on line by March, 29 2016. In order for us to consider your application it is necessary that you submit a complete application. You must upload all of the requested documentation, and supply correct referee details through our online application system. Requirements Students applying for the Doctoral Program must have completed a Laurea Magistrale or a Laurea (vecchio ordinamento) or any other equivalent foreign (Master) degree no later than April 30, 2016. Application Along with the application form students must upload: Mandatory documents a certificate/autocertification setting out the exams sat, the grade obtained in each of the said exams, the grade point average and the degree grade (for each degree held); curriculum vitae indicating the qualifications held ID card/passport a list of publications in areas pertinent to the doctoral program 2 reference letters from a university professor; a research proposal (max.3 pages) Elective documents certificate of English Knowledge (i.g. IELTS O TOEFL) GMAT certificate Publication n. 1 Publication n. 2 Publication n. 3 Admission procedure Complete applications are considered by the Academic Selection Committee. The selection is based on the above documents and any other academic degrees and certificates that the candidates may want to submit along with their application (such as GMAT and/or certificates of English proficiency). Interview The Academic Selection Committee will short list and interview a selected number of candidates. Interview date From May 16 to May 27, 2016. In the case of overseas candidates, Skype interview will be arranged. Application result Successuful candidates will receive official notification from the Ufficio Dottorati. Students holding a Master degree granted by a foreign institution will need a legal transcript translated in Italian along with a Certificate of Validation (dichiarazione di valore) issued by an Italian Diplomatic Office from the same country where the degree has been granted. [-]

Economics Ph.D. Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

Economics Ph.D. is a four year program, totally taught in English, aimed at training international economists capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and expanding the frontiers of research in the economic disciplines. These economists are prepared for academic or professional careers in international institutions, central banks and with economic and/or regulatory policy makers, or in... [+]

Economics Ph.D. is a four year program, totally taught in English, aimed at training international economists capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and expanding the frontiers of research in the economic disciplines. These economists are prepared for academic or professional careers in international institutions, central banks and with economic and/or regulatory policy makers, or in consulting firms and financial institutions. The program is designed to give students the ability to understand and elaborate a broad spectrum of economic problems and to provide up to date analytical, empirical and quantitative techniques. Students acquire the necessary skills to undertake both academic and professional careers, in universities, international research institutions, public authorities, central banks, consulting and financial institutions. During the program students focus on writing their doctoral dissertation and present their work in internal seminars, while following seminars or “reading groups” at LUISS or at EIEF (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance). The Ph.D. dissertation is expected to consist in an original and significant contribution to the chosen field of specialization. Academic year 2016/2017 For the academic year 2016/2017, five positions are available. All positions are tuition free. The five positions come with a scholarship (around 13.500 € per year). The application for admission must be submitted on line by March, 29 2016. In order for us to consider your application it is necessary that you submit a complete application. You must upload all of the requested documentation and supply correct referee details through our online application system. Once the procedure for submitting the application has been completed, the candidate will receive by email a copy of the application as a proof of the accuracy and validity of the procedure. Detailed information is contained in the call available in English and in Italian. Requirements Students applying for the Doctoral Program must have completed a Laurea Magistrale or a Laurea (vecchio ordinamento) or any other equivalent foreign (Master) degree no later than April 30, 2016. Students holding a Master degree granted by a foreign institution will need a legal transcript translated in Italian along with a Certificate of Validation (dichiarazione di valore) issued by an Italian Diplomatic Office from the same country where the degree has been granted. For applicants holding a foreign Master degree, the application will be accepted even if the Certificate of Validation is not provided. In this case, the admission to the Doctoral Program is conditional on providing the Certificate of Validation at registration. Mandatory documents a certificate/autocertification setting out the exams sat, the grade obtained in each of the said exams, the grade point average and the degree grade (for each degree held) curriculum vitae (in english) indicating the qualifications held ID card/passport a list of publications in areas pertinent to the doctoral program/or activities of research GRE a reference letter from a university professor a research proposal statement of purpose: a written statement in English of no more than two pages setting out the reasons that led the candidate to continue their studies, describing their studies so far and briefly indicating their research interests Elective documents a maximum of 3 Publications Admission procedure The selection is based on the above documents and any other academic degrees and certificates that the candidates may want to submit along with their application (such as GMAT and/or certificates of English proficiency). [-]

International Ph.D Programme in Emerging Digital Technologies

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The International Doctoral Programme in Emerging Digital Technologies is a full-time, mandatory attendance, three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, involving structured courses and supervised research yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a public examination. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Italy 2017. Application deadline: June 30, 2015
 Publication of the list of those selected for interview: by July 16, 2015 
Interviews: from July 20 to 24, 2015 The International Doctoral Programme in Emerging Digital Technologies is a full-time, mandatory attendance, three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, involving structured courses and supervised research yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a public examination. Students can specialize in one of the following curricula: Embedded Systems, with emphasis on real-time systems and resource management. Perceptual Robotics, with emphasis on telerobotics, cognitive robotics and virtual environments. Photonic Technologies, especially referring to photonic integrated circuits, sensors, communications and networks. Applicants holding a Master of Science (MSc) degree or similar academic qualification obtained abroad may take part in the selection process for the admission to the Course. At the successful completion of the Program, the School awards the student with the ‘Ph.D.” (Philosophy Doctor) Degree. The Ph.D. programme provides lecture attendance and passing of the related exams, research activities, attendance of seminars and summer schools and periods abroad. At the end of the Ph.D. programme, students will possess solid scientific and engineering skills, the ability to conceive and carry out original research projects, and an autonomous entrepreneurship spirit. 6 positions with scholarship The positions subject to the competition are divided between the curricula as follows: curriculum Embedded Systems: 2 positions curriculum Photonic Technologies: 2 positions curriculum Perceptual Robotics: 2 positions Before the start of the courses, the following may also be activated: - positions dedicated to specific industrial research activities, in partnership with organisations and private companies; - positions intended for apprenticeship contracts, if any, pursuant to article 11 of Italian Ministerial Decree no. 45/2013 and article 5 of Italian Legislative Decree 167/2011 (High-level Apprenticeship PhD); - positions reserved for employees of companies which perform research and development activities and have entered into specific agreements with the School pursuant to article 11 of Italian Ministerial Decree no. 45/2013 (Industrial PhD). [-]

International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. [+]

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. The Programme is structured into two curricula: Curriculum A - Plant genetic resources; Curriculum B - Functional biodiversity in agroecosystems. Research areas will include the analysis of: - Genetic variation in single genes and entire genomes of agricultural and forestry plants and their wild relatives; - Mechanisms that control the variability in genes and/or groups of genes, as those involved in resistance to pathogens and/or pests and tolerance to environmental factors; - Role of functional biodiversity in maintaining genetic diversity, including evolution and co-evolution of pests/pathogens and host plants; - Role of functional diversity, including interactions between pests/ pathogens/weeds and domesticated/volunteer/wild plants, in agroecosystem health; - Plant and crop physiology, including plant stress physiology and post-harvest physiology: - Options for applying the acquired knowledge, as a prerequisite for crop improvement, crop protection, sustainable crop/agroforestry management and multifunctional land use. The International PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna- Pisa, offers three-years scholarships to carry out advanced research activities in the field of agrobiodiversity. Our goal is to encourage innovation and technology transfer in preserving, managing and exploiting agrobiodiversity through an advanced scientific educational programme. Scholarships are preferentially awarded to students coming from emerging/developing countries. [-]

Ph.D. Programme in BioRobotics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Italy 2017. The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. Doctoral research projects will be carried on in very well equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories (in such fields as bio-robotics, micro- and nano-technology, biomimetics, prosthetics) and through personal and team work performed under the supervision of a committed full-time faculty. The students will investigate how biological systems work from an engineering viewpoint, and will make use of such knowledge to pursue challenging research projects aimed at modeling, designing and building novel components and systems for biomedical applications, such as surgery and rehabilitation. The accomplishments of the students will be assessed by the number of papers published in peer reviewed international journals and by the number of patents filed. At the end of the Ph.D. programme, students will possess solid scientific and engineering skills, the ability to conceive and carry out original research projects, and an autonomous entrepreneurship spirit. Students are admitted to Ph.D. in BioRobotics further to a successful entrance examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title. Undergraduate students may also apply if they graduate before the beginning of the Course. The Ph.D. Programme in BioRobotics is a three-year program of advanced studies and supervised research; after the end of the Programme, the Diploma di Perfezionamento is conferred to students who have fulfilled the didactic requirement and passed a final examination with thesis dissertation; the Diploma di Perfezionamento is the equivalent of a Ph.D degree. [-]

International Ph.D Programme in Economics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. [+]

Jointly offered by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and by University of Strasbourg, France The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. It is designed for students seeking jobs in academia as well as those who wish to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies. Students will be offered one year of intensive course work by an international Faculty composed of both permanent staff of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and a large group of Visiting Scholars, and will then proceed to supervised research work, yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a final, public examination. It is expected that students will produce articles publishable in international journals. Moreover, the Programme is part of a European network - involving the University of Sussex, Aalborg, Manchester, Paris XIII, Oslo and several other universities, supporting inter-European exchanges of research students and faculty. In addition to the teaching activities, Ph.D. students are nested in a rich research environment, within the Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM) at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, and the Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée - BETA, where Ph.D. students are encouraged to take part in various ongoing research projects. The coursework is structured in 5 main courses: Mathematics for Social Sciences Statistics and Econometrics Microeconomics Macroeconomics History of Economic Thought and Economic History Each course is organized into modules. Each year the list of compulsory modules may slightly change. The current list of compulsory first-year modules is: 1. Mathematics for Social Sciences Linear Algebra and Calculus Static and dynamic optimization Introduction to Stochastic Processes 2. Statistics and Econometrics Statistics and Econometrics Time Series Microeconometrics 3. Microeconomics Consumption and Production General Equilibrium Games and Decision Industrial Organization and market failures 4. Macroeconomics Stylized Facts on business cycles Introduction to Macroeconomics Economic Growth: Theory and Empirics International Macro Economics 5 History of Economic Thought and Economic History Economic History History Of Economic Thought Short intensive modules in a few selected areas are also offered, at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the University of Strasbourg, in order to introduce the students to the international state-of-the-art of research. Modules taught in Pisa currently include: Agent-based Computational Economics Complexity Economics Economics of Innovation Evolutionary Models of innovation, growth and fluctuations Dynamic Macroeconomics Evolutionary Macroeconomics Admission to research work is conditional on the successful completion of the year of course work and related exams. Teaching modules are complemented by research seminars throughout the year. All teaching is in English. Main areas of research Main areas of research of internal and/or associated faculty where thesis work is encouraged, include Economics of Innovation, Models and Empirical Studies of Industrial and Economic Dynamics, Organization Theory, Economics of Public Goods, Theory and Empirics of Real and Financial Markets, Experimental Economics, Agent-based Macro Models and Computational Economics, Economic History. The research work of each student is followed by a “thesis committee” – including the main supervisor – composed by scholars both internal and external to the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. Ph.D. students are expected to complete a dissertation, written in English, entailing original work of standard adequate to publication on refereed international journals. Admission Requirements - Applicants, with no restriction on nationality, must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) or equivalent title.
 - Current undergraduate students who will be awarded such a degree before October 31, 2015, may also apply. In this case, a successful application will be conditional to the subsequent completion of the degree and the transmission to the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of adequate documentation, also in electronic form, no later than October 31, 2015. Positions and grants Four positions of 4 years grants will be available. The scholarship is amounting to € 14.000 (gross amount) per year + free lunches at the canteen of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna + Campus facilities. 
 The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna may also admit eligible candidates without grants. They will take part in the Programme at their own expenses but they will not have to pay any tuition fee. [-]

International Ph.D. in Management - Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management". [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Italy 2017. Written Exam: May 25, 2015 (EU citizens)
 Assessment of the Titles: June 3, 2015 (EU and NON-EU citizens) 
Interview: June 8, 2015 (EU citizens) The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management". Ph.D. students from both of them will follow the same lectures in Pisa for the first year. Students within the curriculum in "Change and Complexity Management" will follow the second year courses in L'Aquila. The curriculum in Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare deals with the most important management topics which characterize current research activities. Particular emphasis is given to: the management of innovation processes and the international competitiveness of firms, institutions, as well as local, regional and national systems; the management of sustainability in public institutions, private companies and wide territory areas specifically focusing on environment policies, renewable energy sources development, and quality evaluation of food and tourism industry chain; the management of healthcare, meant as the development of models and tools for governance, in order to support the subjects involved in the healthcare system in the process of management and innovation of social welfare assistance and performance evaluation. The curriculum in Change and Complexity Management focuses on two main topics: disaster management and smart communities. These topics are both characterized by a wide complexity because of the high number of actors involved and the relevant effects that a good or wrong management can produce on society. A specific attention to leadership methods will be given in the “disaster management” course, while lessons on “smart communities” will move into methods of networking, participation and cooperation. [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiosciences

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. [+]

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” consists in the following curricula: Genomics and Crop Science (Plant Biotechnology; Plant Genetics; Plant Physiology; Plant Genomics; Crop Sciences; Advanced technologies in Horticulture; Crop production and quality) Agriculture, Environment and Landscape (Multifunctional and sustainable agriculture, Organic and integrated agriculture, Crop production and quality; Agroecosystem management and functional biodiversity; Landscape Agronomy; Multicriteria analysis of food and non-food cropping systems; Agro-environemntal comparison of cropping systems; Agriculture-territory-landscape) Students are admitted to the three years Ph.D. in Agrobiosciences further to a successful entrance examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title. As stated in the Regulations of the School, the Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program of advanced studies and supervised research; after the end of the Programme, the Diploma di Perfezionamento is conferred to students who have fulfilled the didactic requirement and passed a final examination with thesis dissertation; the Diploma di Perfezionamento is the equivalent of a Ph.D degree. [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Individual Person and Legal Protections

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Doctoral Program in Individual Person and Legal Protections is characterized by a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. Ph.D. candidates enrolled in the program specialize in one of the following areas: [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Italy 2017. The Doctoral Program in Individual Person and Legal Protections is characterized by a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. Ph.D. candidates enrolled in the program specialize in one of the following areas: private law comparative private law European and comparative public law constitutional law legal theory criminal law The Programme consists of the following curricula: Human Person, Liabilities and Contracts Constitutional Law and protection of Individual Criminal Law and the Individual Legal Protection in Comparative and Transnational Law Law and Technology The three-year Doctoral Program encompasses methodological courses; general and interdisciplinary courses; specific courses in the above mentioned legal areas. A number of additional seminars, workshops and research meetings take place every month involving Ph.D. researchers, Faculty members, guest lectures (to get more info about seminars and lectures please visit the page "Seminars and Workshops" in the menu on the left of this page). Language Courses are provided for enhancing linguistic competence ((English, Italian as foreign language, and others). For admission, candidates have to submit a research project and their curriculum vitae and list of publications. An interview shall follow, after a preliminary screening, based on the subject and quality of the research project and its feasibility within the fields of interest pursued by the Faculty members. Successful candidates shall be provided a three-years scholarship (grant), and shall avail from Monday to Saturday of one daily free meal at the canteen of the Scuola for the full duration of their doctoral period. They shall have access to all the facilities and services at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. In order to strengthen the international outlook of their research projects, Ph.D. candidates are requested to organize a stay abroad as visiting students for no less than three months. The Scuola has signed a number of memoranda of understanding with Schools of Law in many countries. The individual record of each Ph.D. candidate and his/ her advancements in research activity are regularly scrutinized by the Program faculty. A dedicated Supervisor is appointed for each Ph.D. candidate also in order to facilitate and monitor his/her activities and foster coordination and enhance fruitful relations between the latter and faculty members. [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. [+]

In addition to the fellowships provided for in the call for admission, BV TECH S.p.A. funds a three-year fellowship within the framework of the Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability – research area: International Law, Agricultural Law. The candidate shall focus his/her research project on the topic of “National Security, Defense and Cyber Warfare: Critical Infrastructures Protection from Cyber Threats in Italy and Its wide Strategic and Political Implications in the International Arena.” The research should address the theme of the cyberspace as fifth dimension of conflict in the strategic dynamics of the international relations, with particular focus on the Italian national defense and security strategies. By taking in due account the initiatives promoted by other members of the International Community in the field of cyber-security, the research should examine the strategic implications generated by the policies and measures adopted by Italy in order to prevent, protect and respond to cyber attacks against national critical infrastructure. The study should also investigate the role played, or that might be played, by the private sector to countering cyber threats. The research should result in the definition of a set of recommendations aimed at designing and building an integrated and coherent Italian national cyber defence and security model. Course Description The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. The Programme consists in the following curricula (Research Areas): International Law, Agricultural Law International, European, and Sub-national Political Economy Political Philosophy, Political Science (International Relations) Within the framework of the Ph.D. programme mandatory attendance of lectures, research activities, possibilities for summer schools and periods abroad "coexist" in a harmonized and balanced way. Furthermore, through the established inter-library loan service initiative, students, once they have their supervisoràs signature, can order all the articles and books they need for their research--in case they are not available at the university"s library. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna provides three scholarships for non-EU citizens and four scholarships for Italian and EU ones. Additionally, students have all the meals for free at the university's canteen. Non-EU candidates may submit applications in Italian or English. In case their mother tongue is not English they have to provide certain language certificates, but a language waiver might be considered in case they completed a substantial part of their study in English. The prospective students should have at least a MSc Degree or equivalent title. The research proposal, which is part of the application package is very important. The selected topic should fall within the four general areas that were mentioned above. The structure of the proposal is comprised of: title of research, why it is important to undertake this research, short overview of the state of art of this issue, scientific premises, research objectives, methodologies that shall be used, brief timetable of activities that shall be undertaken during this three-year course of study and bibliography. There are no page limits, but in general the research proposals are made of around 3.000 words. Last, in case you are not Italian, here is our friendly advice "once you receive the admission letter start studying Italian intensively. Although your research activities shall be in English, there will be many classes and trainings in Italian. [-]

PhD in Condensed Matter Physics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Italy Trieste + 1 more

SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a PhD in condensed matter physics. The best students will be able to attend lectures at SISSA while still attending their last year of the Master course in Physics at the University of Trieste. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Italy 2017. SISSA welcomes applications for up to 6 positions for a new Fast Track PhD in Condensed Matter Physics starting in October 2016 SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a PhD in condensed matter physics. The best students will be able to attend lectures at SISSA while still attending their last year of the Master course in Physics at the University of Trieste. The PhD course in “Theory and numerical simulation of condensed matter” is a rich and complete post-graduate program of up to 4 years of training and research covering the various aspects of the field. The fast track program allows students to start their research careers one year earlier, studying and working in a vibrant international environment. Students at SISSA have ongoing close interaction with their supervisors as well as with several scientists and specialists in their field of study. To access this fast track PhD program students will be selected based on their curriculum and two entrance exams, one before enrolling the Master and one after two years for being admitted to the PhD. The two students, who will rank best in the selection, will be granted up to 750 euros per month to cover living costs in Trieste and university fees. Info SISSA is a scientific center in the fields of Physics, Mathematics and Neurosciences, located in a campus with stunning views over the city and the gulf. How to apply Applications will be accepted from 15 June to 1 September 2016 email: cm@sissa.it “SISSA is a dream for a young scientist. It is the center of one of the largest, and liveliest excellence poles in Condensed Matter Physics.” Massimo Capone, Full Professor at SISSA “A supportive environment and close relationships with colleagues made me feel at home. The blend of the sea and the mountain views is a huge source of ideas.” Mariani Rusishvili, PhD Student at SISSA “SISSA is a wonderful environment, from the scientific and human point of views. I have been greatly enriched and prepared to face the research and life in general.” Angelo Russomanno, Post-doc at ICTP [-]

Joint PhD Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO)

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Italy Trieste

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), the International Center for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology (ICGEB), the University of Trieste and the University of Udine offer a new Joint PhD Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO). [+]

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), the International Center for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology (ICGEB), the University of Trieste and the University of Udine offer a new Joint PhD Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO). The main mission of JuMBO is to train enthusiastic young scientists from developed and developing countries to use advanced molecular tools with a deeper understanding of their scientific and technical opportunities and limitations. Students who complete this PhD program will have a solid background in the various aspects of Molecular Biology and related methodology, including bioinformatics and structural biology, to efficiently exploit new functionalities for scientific and technical research purposes. Students will benefit from receiving their training in Molecular Biology in the active and exciting research environment of the four prestigious institutions. In addition, PhD students will benefit from established collaborations of the Institutions involved in the program, and in particular ongoing exchanges with the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the German Research School for Simulation Sciences in Jülich (Germany). Projects within the PhD Course Program take advantage of tools in molecular and structural biology to study the mechanisms of differentiation and cell homeostasis and their dys-regulation in cancer, viral infection and neurodegenerative diseases. A large collection of organisms is studied ranging from Homo sapiens to plants. Students are continuously in touch with cutting-edge research by attending classes, seminars and workshops throughout the year. The average teacher-student ratio is about 1 to 3. Main research lines are: Molecular Biology of Cells Developmental Biology Plant biology Structural Biology of Proteins and Nucleic Acids Genomics Molecular Oncology Molecular Cardiology Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration Molecular Virology RNA therapeutics Drug Discovery Target Audience JuMBO is conceived for young and dynamic students who are interested in becoming professionals in molecular biology, able to apply current and emergent technology to both research and industry, and to play their part in the development of new technology throughout their careers. The ideal student for this program has a strong interest in molecular biological problems driven by scientific research. With their legacy of promoting scientific excellence around the world, the four research centers involved in the program will encourage, by providing financial support to selected applicants, the enrollment of students from developing countries. Candidate selection and regulation Candidates will be selected on the basis of their CV and an interview. During the interview the candidates will be asked to expose their research interests and answer a few questions on advanced molecular biology and related subjects. The knowledge of the English language will also be tested. It is strongly recommended to directly contact the faculty members of JUMBO for information on projects and positions available in single laboratories. [-]

PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Italy Trieste

The PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at SISSA aims at providing students with the fundamental knowledge and skills for conducting cutting-edge research in the field, covering topics as diverse as perception, language, memory, action, and social behaviour. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Italy 2017. The PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at SISSA aims at providing students with the fundamental knowledge and skills for conducting cutting-edge research in the field, covering topics as diverse as perception, language, memory, action, and social behaviour. Some of our research is also translational in nature (e.g., cognitive neuropsychology), thus offering opportunity for a career outside academia. The School is strongly research oriented. Our faculty dedicate most of their time to research, thus offering exceptional tutorship. This substantial investment in research is reflected in our ability to attract highly competitive funding (there are five on-going ERC grants in the group, several Human Frontier projects, and so on); develop strong research ties, both locally (e.g., the Healthcare system of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, the Unione Italiana Ciechi, the University of Trieste) and internationally (e.g., NTNU, Harvard, Oxford); and publish in leading journals such as Current Biology, PNAS, Science and Nature. The program has a strongly interdisciplinary approach: our research themes and expertise are suitable for students with backgrounds in computer science, math, medicine, experimental psychology, theoretical physics, biology and linguistics, as well as neuroscience proper, obviously. The official language at SISSA is English, so speaking Italian is NOT a requirement. The workload is mostly focused on conducting a research project under the supervision of our faculty, and in collaboration with fellow students, post-docs and possibly external professionals, such as neurologists, biologists or rehabilitation experts. For first-year students, the School also offers courses on the foundations of cognitive neuroscience, both theoretical and methodological. In addition to this frontal and hands-on learning, the School provides its students with a vibrant research environment, further fostering their growth. A journal club series takes place weekly; post-docs offer research talks every other week; a summer school is offered yearly, bringing to SISSA both a cohort of brilliant external students to interact with, and some of the most established scholars in the field; national and international visitors come regularly to SISSA offering both cutting-edge talks and opportunity for one-to-one or small group meetings. Previous visitors include the brightest stars in the cognitive neuroscience sky, such as Noam Chomsky, Edvard Moser, and Alfonso Caramazza. The program duration is three years, but one-year extensions are typical (covered by a School stipend). It is also possible to spend some time during the PhD at another research institution, if this is required for the successful completion of the project. Recent placements after PhD at SISSA include Harvard University (Cambridge, USA), Princeton University (Princeton, USA), Norwegian University for Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway), Glasgow University (Glasgow, Scotland, UK), Manchester University (Manchester, UK), Université de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA), Radboud University Nijmegen (Nijmegen, Netherlands), Sydney University (Sydney, Australia). [-]