Doctorate Degrees in Italy

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Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree.

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PhD in Condensed Matter Physics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste + 1 more

SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a Ph.D. 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. [+]

SISSA welcomes applications for up to 6 positions for a new Fast Track Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics starting in October 2016

SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.... [-]


Joint PhD Program in Molecular Biology (JuMBO)

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.... [-]


PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

The Ph.D. 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 behavior. [+]

The Ph.D. 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 behavior. Some of our research is also translational in nature (e.g., cognitive neuropsychology), thus offering the opportunity for a career outside academia.

The School is strongly research oriented. Our faculty dedicates 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.... [-]


PhD in Structural and Functional Genomics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

The Ph.D. Course in Structural and Functional Genomics main mission is the training of enthusiastic young scientists focusing their interests in a broad spectrum of biological research disciplines. [+]

Our Mission

The Ph.D. Course in Structural and Functional Genomics main mission is the training of enthusiastic young scientists focusing their interests in a broad spectrum of biological research disciplines.

Projects within the Ph.D. Course Program span from genomics, transcriptomics and developmental genetics to structural biology, molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and developmental neurobiology. Crossing over research such as system biology may have a prominent role within the Ph.D. Course Program. Students are continuously exposed to cutting-edge research through year around classes, seminars, and workshops. The average ratio between supervisor and students is about 1 to 5.... [-]


PhD in Geometry and Mathematical Physics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

The Ph.D. program in Geometry and Mathematical Physics focuses on the study of analytic and geometric aspects of physical phenomena that are of fundamental interest in both pure and applied sciences and covers wide spectrum of topics [+]

Purpose of the Ph.D. Course

The Ph.D. program in Geometry and Mathematical Physics focuses on the study of analytic and geometric aspects of physical phenomena that are of fundamental interest in both pure and applied sciences and covers a wide spectrum of topics in modern algebraic and differential geometry and their applications.

Research Topics Integrable systems in relation to differential, algebraic and symplectic geometry, as well as with the theory of random matrices, special functions and nonlinear waves, Frobenius manifolds Deformation theory and virtual classes moduli spaces of sheaves and of curves, in relation to supersymmetric gauge theories, strings, Gromov-Witten invariants, orbifolds and automorphisms Quantum groups, noncommutative Riemannian and spin geometry, applications to models in mathematical physics Mathematical methods of quantum mechanics Mathematical aspects of Quantum Field Theory and String 
Theory Symplectic geometry, sub-Riemannian geometry Geometry of quantum fields and strings Seminar on Hodge theory ... [-]

PhD in Mathematical Analysis, Modelling and Application

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years August 2019 Italy Trieste

The aim of the Ph.D. Course in Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Applications is to educate graduate students in the fields of mathematical analysis and mathematical modeling, and in the applications of mathematical and numerical analysis to science and technology. [+]

Purpose of the Ph.D. Course

The aim of the Ph.D. Course in Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Applications is to educate graduate students in the fields of mathematical analysis and mathematical modeling, and in the applications of mathematical and numerical analysis to science and technology. The goal is to enable PhDs to work as high-level researchers in these fields in universities, research institutes, and private companies.

Research Topics

The activity in Mathematical Analysis is mainly focused on ordinary and partial differential equations, on dynamical systems, on the calculus of variations, and on control theory. Connections of these topics with differential geometry and reduced order modeling are also developed.... [-]


PhD in Neurobiology

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

The aim of the Lectures of the Ph.D. program in Neurobiology is to provide students with a common framework starting from different backgrounds. [+]

The aim of the Lectures of the Ph.D. program in Neurobiology is to provide students with a common framework starting from different backgrounds.

Lectures will take place at the beginning of the Ph.D. Program, so to have more time to focus on the scientific research project that will be carried out during the Ph.D. There will be two main scientific modules complemented by a module dedicated to specific experimental methodologies and safety procedures. All the lectures will be in English and will be held by an expert in the field.

Module 1 will be devoted to fundamental aspects of Neurophysiology and Neurobiology: we will review basic notions about neurons, synapses and sensory systems. We will also cover properties of neuronal networks underlying perception in the cortex and locomotion in the spinal cord.... [-]


PhD in Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters self- assemble to bring about the whole complexity of the states of matter, from molecules to complex solids, [+]

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters self- assemble to bring about the whole complexity of the states of matter, from molecules to complex solids, and in learning how to model fascinating macroscopic phenomena, from friction to superconductivity and superfluidity, emerging from the collective behaviour of those microscopic agents.

During the first year of their PhD course, students acquire the most advanced tools for modelling and studying states of matter, from ab-initio simulation of real materials and molecules to quantum simulation of lattice models, from the classical statistical theory of many-body systems to its quantum counterpart, and acquaint themselves with the broad research activity carried out at SISSA through more focused and topical courses. This preliminary stage provides students with a common background and all the information they need to decide on the research topic they intend to pursue in their PhD thesis.... [-]


PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

The Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics has always been part of the postgraduate programmes on offer at SISSA. More than a hundred students have obtained a Ph.D. qualification in Theoretical Particle Physics since SISSA started offering the course. [+]

The Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics has always been part of the postgraduate programmes on offer at SISSA. More than a hundred students have obtained a Ph.D. qualification in Theoretical Particle Physics since SISSA started offering the course.

Every year, five students are selected to attend this 3-year programme (plus an extra year, if needed) of study and research. During the first year, students attend about 450 hours of postgraduate courses covering a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from phenomenology to the more formal aspects of theoretical particle physics. Each student has to select a subset of them and pass the relevant exams within the first year.

The main research lines are Physics at the LHC, Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Neutrino Physics, String Theory, the AdS/CFT correspondence and alternative Quantum Theories of Gravity. Students benefit from the rich environment of scientific institutions of the Trieste area, such as the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Physics Department of the University of Trieste and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN).... [-]


PhD in Statistical Physics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

Statistical Physics, together with Quantum Mechanics, is the pillar of our understanding of many physical phenomena, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. The field has recently witnessed a significant and impressive outpouring of experimental and theoretical results, [+]

Statistical Physics, together with Quantum Mechanics, is the pillar of our understanding of many physical phenomena, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. The field has recently witnessed a significant and impressive outpouring of experimental and theoretical results, which have created an ideal physicist’s playground.

Statistical Physics addresses, for instance, crucial questions about the nature of phase transitions and predicts the possibility to forge new states of matter, such as Bose-Einstein condensation in ultra-cold gases. At the same time, it provides a vital source of fresh ideas and inspiration for those who work in more theoretical directions. Its attraction lies in its ability to produce an array of sophisticated analytical and conceptual tools with far-reaching applications. The remarkable blend of mathematical and physical ideas is at the root of the outstanding scientific elegance and extraordinary efficiency characterizing this scientific area.... [-]


PhD in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

Understanding the working principles of living organisms and soft matter systems from the basic equations ruling the dynamics of atoms and molecules was considered science fiction until a few years ago, and biophysics was almost unanimously considered a battlefield for phenomenologists. [+]

Understanding the working principles of living organisms and soft matter systems from the basic equations ruling the dynamics of atoms and molecules was considered science fiction until a few years ago, and biophysics was almost unanimously considered a battlefield for phenomenologists. Nowadays, applying rigorous physics to biological processes is no longer a dream. What’s more, it is becoming clear that the next few decades will be the golden age for the “theory of life”, which is expected to undergo the same accelerating growth experienced by other physics disciplines in the past century.

Young scientists attracted by the opportunity to develop and apply concepts, models and methods to explore the still uncharted territory of quantitative biology can take up this challenge in our Ph.D. programme in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems.... [-]


PhD in Astrophysics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

There has never been a better time to work in Astrophysics, a vibrant and competitive discipline in frontier research. Applicants to the Ph.D. program in Astrophysics will first be assessed on the basis of their CV and reference letters. [+]

There has never been a better time to work in Astrophysics, a vibrant and competitive discipline in frontier research.

Applicants to the Ph.D. program in Astrophysics will first be assessed on the basis of their CV and reference letters. A number of candidates will be invited for an interview on one of the two announced dates.

The Ph.D. course consists of 3 to 4 years of study and research. First-year students are required to attend several courses spanning a period from November to May and to take exams in a selection of those courses. At the beginning of the first year, students are assigned a tutor, a SISSA staff member who will advise them on selecting exams and will provide guidance on choosing a research project for their Ph.D. thesis. After completion of the courses, students will start working on their research project under the supervision of one or more SISSA staff members.... [-]


PhD in Astroparticle Physics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

Astroparticle Physics represents one of the preeminent interests of SISSA and has been singled out as one of the areas that SISSA will further strengthen in the near future. It is a young and interdisciplinary field, [+]

Astroparticle Physics represents one of the preeminent interests of SISSA and has been singled out as one of the areas that SISSA will further strengthen in the near future. It is a young and interdisciplinary field, at the frontier among Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Particle Physics, addressing some of the most pressing and fundamental questions in Science today, such as understanding the nature of gravity, explaining the origin and evolution of the Universe and identifying the nature of its constituents, including dark matter and dark energy.

In recent years the field has witnessed a rapid growth, also in connection to the wealth of new data and the rich experimental programmes in progress. The focus at SISSA is to connect the new insights offered by these exciting phenomenological developments to the forefront of the theoretical research in the field.... [-]


PhD in Urban Studies

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 4 years November 2019 Italy L'Aquila

The Ph.D. Program in “Urban Studies and Regional Science” is unique in the world. It is a multidisciplinary program meant for students from different backgrounds including applied economists, economic geographers, urban planners, and sociologists. Our main research themes include migration (both voluntary and forced), regional resilience (both in peripheral areas and cities), knowledge (innovation, human capital, creativity, entrepreneurship) and the informal economy. The methodological approach spans from more qualitative (case studies) techniques to more quantitative (econometric-based) ones. We have internship programs with the OECD and the European Commission and several collaborations with foreign universities (including an Erasmus+ program with the London School of Economics). Our students are fully funded and we provide them with accommodation and meal vouchers. [+]

The Ph.D. Program in “Urban Studies and Regional Science” is unique in the world. It is a multidisciplinary program meant for students from different backgrounds including applied economists, economic geographers, urban planners, and sociologists. Our main research themes include migration (both voluntary and forced), regional resilience (both in peripheral areas and cities), knowledge (innovation, human capital, creativity, entrepreneurship) and the informal economy. The methodological approach spans from more qualitative (case studies) techniques to more quantitative (econometric-based) ones. We have internship programs with the OECD and the European Commission and several collaborations with foreign universities (including an Erasmus+ program with the London School of Economics). Our students are fully funded and we provide them with accommodation and meal vouchers.... [-]


PhD in Astroparticle Physics

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 4 years November 2019 Italy L'Aquila

The main aim of the curriculum in Astroparticle Physics is to provide the entrance points and the scientific and cultural tools to participate successfully to the researches in particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics, high energy astrophysics, gravitation, and cosmology. A special attention will be given to experimental and phenomenological aspects. Moreover, the Ph.D. student in Astroparticle Physics at GSSI will have a special opportunity to follow and participate to the research conducted at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS), with its wide community of scientists from all over the world. [+]

The main aim of the curriculum in Astroparticle Physics is to provide the entrance points and the scientific and cultural tools to participate successfully to the researches in particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics, high energy astrophysics, gravitation, and cosmology. A special attention will be given to experimental and phenomenological aspects. Moreover, the PhD student in Astroparticle Physics at GSSI will have a special opportunity to follow and participate to the research conducted at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS), with its wide community of scientists from all over the world.

The Astroparticle Physics curriculum consists of 4 years of study and research. The first year a wide choice of courses will cover a large spectrum of topics and the year will be concluded by a final exam. Students will work on a research project under the supervision of one or more teachers and scientists of the GSSI, of the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory and/or of the professors of the University of L'Aquila. Interdisciplinary approaches to the studies and research, exchanges of ideas and innovations are strongly encouraged.... [-]