Doctor of Philosophy in L'Aquila Italy

Top PhD Programs in L'Aquila Italy 2017

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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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. [+]

Doctorate Studies 2017 in L'Aquila Italy. 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. [+]

Doctorate Studies 2017 in L'Aquila Italy. 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 Pisa

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

Doctorate Studies 2017 in L'Aquila Italy. 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: [+]

Doctorate Studies 2017 in L'Aquila Italy. 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 Urban Studies

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The aim of the PhD in Urban Studies and Regional Science is to address issues related to local development with specific reference to industrial clusters, economic, social and spatial dynamics of cities, regional development, governance of urban policies, the role of knowledge and innovation, social inclusion. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology. [+]

Doctorate Studies 2017 in L'Aquila Italy. The aim of the PhD in Urban Studies and Regional Science is to address issues related to local development with specific reference to industrial clusters, economic, social and spatial dynamics of cities, regional development, governance of urban policies, the role of knowledge and innovation, social inclusion. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology. Places / Scholarships : 10 Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee. For admissions, the minimum duration of university studies is equivalent to four years(full time). If admitted,foreign degree holders are required to hand in a “Dichiarazione di valore”. This document is not required to apply (see below). Applicants obtaining their degree by no later than October 31 2016 may apply (both Italian or foreign degree according to the previous description).Applicants will have to send a copy of their degree certificate at phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it by November 20 2016(for Italian degrees a“self declaration” can also be accepted). Application Applicants must fill out the online application form (www.gssi.it/phd/) and attach the required documents by September 1,2016, 6pm (Italian time zone).No other application method will be accepted. Data and documents entered into the application form are the sole responsibility of the applicant. In the events of false declaration(s), the applicant will not be allowed to enroll/will be expelled in/from the PhD program. In order to successfully submit the application form, applicants must insert all the data/information and upload the attachments as listed below. We strongly recommend applicants to review the inserted information and uploaded attachments before submitting the application. No changes are allowed to submitted data. Erroneous data and/or attachments will be evaluated as they are submitted. Please note that applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed application arrives on time. We strongly suggest that applicants submit their application well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid last-minute congestion in the online application procedure. INFORMATION AND DATA TO FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM The PhD applicants are applying to: Urban Studies and Regional Science Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) It is possible to apply for more than one curriculum, in this case the applicant should repeat the application procedure for each curriculum chosen(also for the additional scholarship in Network Communications in Plant Roots). Personal data Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Degree Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must fill out the information referred to the final degree required for admission (as reported in the above table). Reference Letters Optional Applicants can provide the names and contact information up to two referees. Referees should submit reference letters in English or Italian through the online application system (the information provided by the applicants in the online form will be used to send the referees and email with a link to a page where they can upload the reference letter). Interview Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must specify their preference for the interview: via videoconference (skype call) in l’Aquila (at the applicants expenses) Please note that the Selection Committee prefers no option, they are equivalent. Disabilties Optional/td> Applicants with disabilities needing special assistance must specify it in the online form. ATTACHMENTS TO THE ONLINE FORM, COMMON TO ALL PHD PROGRAMS Identification Document Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Signed and dated photocopy of a valid ID document.ID document is an official public document with the following characteristics: personal information, stamped identity picture, serial number, place and date of release. For non Italian documents, English translation on the original ID is required. The photocopy must contain all the pages reporting the above mentioned information, all 6 pages must be signed and dated. For foreign applicants the passport is highly recommended. Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (CV) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) n English or Italian, the CV must indicate the university degree(s) held by the applicant, eventual professional and research activity experience and publications, if any. Degree certificate Compulsory Certificate of the Degree required for admission (as above mentioned): EU citizens or NON EU citizen residing in Italy: a copy of the certificate or a self-declaration declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and final grade; other applicants: certificate declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and finalgrade.For applicants who expect to complete their degree by October 31 2016: certificate or self-declaration (only for EU citizens and NON EU citizens residing in Italy) indicating the single examinations taken and grades obtained. Please note that it is compulsory to hand in or send the final degree certificate by November 20 2016 as above mentioned. In BOTH cases, if the official document released by the university is not available in Italian or English, candidates should also attach a translation of the document under their responsibility. Academic Transcripts or Diploma supplement Compulsory Academic transcript: an official document released by the university detailing the courses/classes taken or subjects studies and related grades. Alternatively, applicants may attach the Diploma Supplement as defined by the European Commission. SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS TO UPLOAD TO THE ONLINE FORM PHD PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Urban Studies and Regional Science Motivational letter describing research interests and reasons for having chosen to apply to the GSSI PhD. GRE scores (Verbal and Quantitative) are preferred but optional (please include them in the application package). Selection Procedure Applicants are evaluated by the Selection Committee of the Program they applied for on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise, as evidenced by their academic record and any other pertinent data they submit. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic background, skills and scientific value with reference to the subjects of the interdisciplinary program, and their general aptitudes to research. The Selection Committee will also assess the relevance of any publication, the suitability of the candidates CV, the reference letters and any additional special qualifications, educational activities and/or participation in research groups or projects. The selection procedure will be carried out in two phases: Assessment of all application admitted through the online procedure: with the publication on the GSSI web site of the shortlist of the candidates admitted to the interview. Interview: once short-listed, applicants will be required to participate in a comprehensive interview in English in order to assess their aptitude for research in the track/curricula for which they have applied, as well as their English proficiency. Dates of the shortlist publication and interviews in the different PhD degrees: PhD Program Publication of the shortlisted candidates Interviews Urban Studies and Regional Science September 5, 2016 From 8 to 16 September 2016 Admission General ranking list and evaluation results will be published on the GSSI web site: www.gssi.it.The list will indicate the names of the applicants who have been admitted to the different PhD Programs. In the event of forfeiture or exclusion of a candidate within 45 days from the date of beginning of the program, she/he shall be replaced by the next suitable candidate according to the ranking. Enrollment Once admitted to the PhD Program, candidates who wish to enroll must download the enrollment form given by the GSSI administration, fill it in, and submit it in person, by mail to GSSI, Viale F. Crispi n. 7, 67100 L’Aquila –Italy or by email phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it within 10 days from the notification of the results on the GSSI website. All documents required for the enrolment have to be enclosed; otherwise, the request will be rejected.Admitted applicants who do not send the enrollment form within the deadline will automatically forfeit their place in the program. In the event that any of the documents downloaded during the application procedure do not correspond those submitted during enrollment due to deliberate false declaration, the applicant will automatically forfeit his/her place in the program. Please note that enrollment is effective ONLY starting from your arrival at GSSI (no later than the first day of official classes). Unauthorized absences may nullify the enrollment procedure. FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Dichiarazione di Valore Prior to registration, admitted candidates with foreign degree (except degree obtained in France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark) will have to send or hand in the “Dichiarazione di valore” or a document that certifies that the procedure for obtaining such document has been initiated. The "Dichiarazione di valore" is a translation and legal certification issued according to the relevant legislation by a qualified Italian diplomatic or consular representative in the country where the degree/qualification has been issued, listing all the exams taken and the grades received by the applicant.Temporarily, a proof of the request to the Italian diplomatic or consulate representative may be accepted for “on hold” registration. IMPORTANT NOTE: please note that it may take quite some time to obtain the “Dichiarazione di Valore”. As such, we suggest contacting the Italian diplomatic representative in the country where the degree has been issued as soon as possible in the application process. Contact and info info@gssi.infn.it, +39 0862 4280262, www.gssi.infn.it. [-]

PhD in Astroparticle Physics

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2017 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 this interdisciplinary and young research field, grown at the intersection of particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The program addresses some of the most pressing and fundamental questions in science today: the origin and the evolution of our universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the study of neutrinos, of cosmic rays, of gravitational waves. A special attention will be given to experimental and phenomenological aspects. [+]

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 this interdisciplinary and young research field, grown at the intersection of particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The program addresses some of the most pressing and fundamental questions in science today: the origin and the evolution of our universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the study of neutrinos, of cosmic rays, of gravitational waves. A special attention will be given to experimental and phenomenological aspects. Places / Scholarships : 10 Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee. For admissions, the minimum duration of university studies is equivalent to four years(full time). If admitted,foreign degree holders are required to hand in a “Dichiarazione di valore”. This document is not required to apply (see below). Applicants obtaining their degree by no later than October 31 2016 may apply (both Italian or foreign degree according to the previous description).Applicants will have to send a copy of their degree certificate at phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it by November 20 2016(for Italian degrees a“self declaration” can also be accepted). Application Applicants must fill out the online application form (www.gssi.it/phd/) and attach the required documents by September 1,2016, 6pm (Italian time zone).No other application method will be accepted. Data and documents entered into the application form are the sole responsibility of the applicant. In the events of false declaration(s), the applicant will not be allowed to enroll/will be expelled in/from the PhD program. In order to successfully submit the application form, applicants must insert all the data/information and upload the attachments as listed below. We strongly recommend applicants to review the inserted information and uploaded attachments before submitting the application. No changes are allowed to submitted data. Erroneous data and/or attachments will be evaluated as they are submitted. Please note that applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed application arrives on time. We strongly suggest that applicants submit their application well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid last-minute congestion in the online application procedure. INFORMATION AND DATA TO FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM The PhD applicants are applying to: Astroparticle Physics Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) It is possible to apply for more than one curriculum, in this case the applicant should repeat the application procedure for each curriculum chosen(also for the additional scholarship in Network Communications in Plant Roots). Personal data Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Degree Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must fill out the information referred to the final degree required for admission (as reported in the above table). Reference Letters Optional Applicants can provide the names and contact information up to two referees. Referees should submit reference letters in English or Italian through the online application system (the information provided by the applicants in the online form will be used to send the referees and email with a link to a page where they can upload the reference letter). Interview Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must specify their preference for the interview: via videoconference (skype call) in l’Aquila (at the applicants expenses) Please note that the Selection Committee prefers no option, they are equivalent. Disabilties Optional/td> Applicants with disabilities needing special assistance must specify it in the online form. ATTACHMENTS TO THE ONLINE FORM, COMMON TO ALL PHD PROGRAMS Identification Document Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Signed and dated photocopy of a valid ID document.ID document is an official public document with the following characteristics: personal information, stamped identity picture, serial number, place and date of release. For non Italian documents, English translation on the original ID is required. The photocopy must contain all the pages reporting the above mentioned information, all 6 pages must be signed and dated. For foreign applicants the passport is highly recommended. Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (CV) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) n English or Italian, the CV must indicate the university degree(s) held by the applicant, eventual professional and research activity experience and publications, if any. Degree certificate Compulsory Certificate of the Degree required for admission (as above mentioned): EU citizens or NON EU citizen residing in Italy: a copy of the certificate or a self-declaration declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and final grade; other applicants: certificate declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and finalgrade.For applicants who expect to complete their degree by October 31 2016: certificate or self-declaration (only for EU citizens and NON EU citizens residing in Italy) indicating the single examinations taken and grades obtained. Please note that it is compulsory to hand in or send the final degree certificate by November 20 2016 as above mentioned. In BOTH cases, if the official document released by the university is not available in Italian or English, candidates should also attach a translation of the document under their responsibility. Academic Transcripts or Diploma supplement Compulsory Academic transcript: an official document released by the university detailing the courses/classes taken or subjects studies and related grades. Alternatively, applicants may attach the Diploma Supplement as defined by the European Commission. SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS TO UPLOAD TO THE ONLINE FORM PHD PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Astroparticle Physics No additional specific requirement. Selection Procedure Applicants are evaluated by the Selection Committee of the Program they applied for on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise, as evidenced by their academic record and any other pertinent data they submit. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic background, skills and scientific value with reference to the subjects of the interdisciplinary program, and their general aptitudes to research. The Selection Committee will also assess the relevance of any publication, the suitability of the candidates CV, the reference letters and any additional special qualifications, educational activities and/or participation in research groups or projects. The selection procedure will be carried out in two phases: Assessment of all application admitted through the online procedure: with the publication on the GSSI web site of the shortlist of the candidates admitted to the interview. Interview: once short-listed, applicants will be required to participate in a comprehensive interview in English in order to assess their aptitude for research in the track/curricula for which they have applied, as well as their English proficiency. Dates of the shortlist publication and interviews in the different PhD degrees: PhD Program Publication of the shortlisted candidates Interviews Astroparticle Physics September 5, 2016 From 8 to 16 September 2016 Admission General ranking list and evaluation results will be published on the GSSI web site: www.gssi.it.The list will indicate the names of the applicants who have been admitted to the different PhD Programs. In the event of forfeiture or exclusion of a candidate within 45 days from the date of beginning of the program, she/he shall be replaced by the next suitable candidate according to the ranking. Enrollment Once admitted to the PhD Program, candidates who wish to enroll must download the enrollment form given by the GSSI administration, fill it in, and submit it in person, by mail to GSSI, Viale F. Crispi n. 7, 67100 L’Aquila –Italy or by email phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it within 10 days from the notification of the results on the GSSI website. All documents required for the enrolment have to be enclosed; otherwise, the request will be rejected.Admitted applicants who do not send the enrollment form within the deadline will automatically forfeit their place in the program. In the event that any of the documents downloaded during the application procedure do not correspond those submitted during enrollment due to deliberate false declaration, the applicant will automatically forfeit his/her place in the program. Please note that enrollment is effective ONLY starting from your arrival at GSSI (no later than the first day of official classes). Unauthorized absences may nullify the enrollment procedure. FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Dichiarazione di Valore Prior to registration, admitted candidates with foreign degree (except degree obtained in France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark) will have to send or hand in the “Dichiarazione di valore” or a document that certifies that the procedure for obtaining such document has been initiated. The "Dichiarazione di valore" is a translation and legal certification issued according to the relevant legislation by a qualified Italian diplomatic or consular representative in the country where the degree/qualification has been issued, listing all the exams taken and the grades received by the applicant.Temporarily, a proof of the request to the Italian diplomatic or consulate representative may be accepted for “on hold” registration. IMPORTANT NOTE: please note that it may take quite some time to obtain the “Dichiarazione di Valore”. As such, we suggest contacting the Italian diplomatic representative in the country where the degree has been issued as soon as possible in the application process. Contact and info info@gssi.infn.it, +39 0862 4280262, www.gssi.infn.it. [-]

PhD in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The PhD program in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences aims to guide graduate students to deal not only with the most classic aspects of Mathematics, such as Partial Differential Equations, Stochastic Analysis, Mathematical Physics and Numerical Analysis but also with emerging new challenges proposed by non traditional domains of application, requiring the development of new tools and inter and multidisciplinary approaches. One additional PhD position will be financed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)for the research program in Network Communications in Plant Roots(see the following table*). [+]

Doctorate Studies 2017 in L'Aquila Italy. The PhD program in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences aims to guide graduate students to deal not only with the most classic aspects of Mathematics, such as Partial Differential Equations, Stochastic Analysis, Mathematical Physics and Numerical Analysis but also with emerging new challenges proposed by non traditional domains of application, requiring the development of new tools and inter and multidisciplinary approaches. One additional PhD position will be financed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)for the research program in Network Communications in Plant Roots(see the following table*). Places / Scholarships : 10 + 1 for the research program in Network Communications in Plant Roots *One additional scholarship of the PhD in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences will be financed by the Italian Institute of Technology for the research program in Network Communications in Plant Roots with the following conditions: 1 PhD position GSSI –IIT for the research program in Network Communications in Plant Roots Salary Gross Amount and additional benefits follow the ordinary GGSI rules. Financial Support: Italian Institute of Technology -IIT Scientific Directors: Pierangelo Marcati (GSSI) Barbara Mazzolai (IIT) Locations of the scientific activity: Gran Sasso Science Institute(GSSI) –Viale F.Crispi n. 7, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy; IIT -Center for Micro-BioRobotics (IIT@SSSA)–Viale R. Piaggio n.34, 56025 Pontedera PI,Italy. Different locations may be agreed between the scientific directors. Fellowship Research Program: data collections, quality of data, mathematical models and simulations on plant roots The student will be enrolled in the Ph.D program of “Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences” of the GSSI (the XXXII cycle in the italian national Ph.D scheme) and her/he will be required to follow the school by laws and regulations. The PhD fellow research activity is expected to be full time dedicated to investigate topics within the fellowship research program, under the supervision of the scientific directors. The fellow publications and the Ph.D thesis are subject to the prior approval from both of the scientific directors. Failure by the PhD fellow to pursue her/his research in the required topics can lead any moment the GSSI to exclude the fellow from the PhD program./td> Selection Procedure: the application to the present program can be done with the standard GSSI procedure, by using the dedicated option on the URL http://www.gssi.infn.it Information can be required to phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it Preferred background Beyond the admission requirements to GSSI, the selection committee will consider a specific background (possession of an M.Sc degree will be considered) in Applied Mathematics or theoretical physics or theoretical aspects in engineering. An important consideration will be given the knowledge of basic numerical and theoretical aspects of ODEs and PDEs, the basic knowledge of probability and some experience in mathematica modelling. Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee. For admissions, the minimum duration of university studies is equivalent to four years(full time). If admitted,foreign degree holders are required to hand in a “Dichiarazione di valore”. This document is not required to apply (see below). Applicants obtaining their degree by no later than October 31 2016 may apply (both Italian or foreign degree according to the previous description).Applicants will have to send a copy of their degree certificate at phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it by November 20 2016(for Italian degrees a“self declaration” can also be accepted). Application Applicants must fill out the online application form (www.gssi.it/phd/) and attach the required documents by September 1,2016, 6pm (Italian time zone).No other application method will be accepted. Data and documents entered into the application form are the sole responsibility of the applicant. In the events of false declaration(s), the applicant will not be allowed to enroll/will be expelled in/from the PhD program. In order to successfully submit the application form, applicants must insert all the data/information and upload the attachments as listed below. We strongly recommend applicants to review the inserted information and uploaded attachments before submitting the application. No changes are allowed to submitted data. Erroneous data and/or attachments will be evaluated as they are submitted. Please note that applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed application arrives on time. We strongly suggest that applicants submit their application well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid last-minute congestion in the online application procedure. INFORMATION AND DATA TO FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM The PhD applicants are applying to: Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) It is possible to apply for more than one curriculum, in this case the applicant should repeat the application procedure for each curriculum chosen(also for the additional scholarship in Network Communications in Plant Roots). Personal data Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Degree Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must fill out the information referred to the final degree required for admission (as reported in the above table). Reference Letters Optional Applicants can provide the names and contact information up to two referees. Referees should submit reference letters in English or Italian through the online application system (the information provided by the applicants in the online form will be used to send the referees and email with a link to a page where they can upload the reference letter). Interview Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must specify their preference for the interview: via videoconference (skype call) in l’Aquila (at the applicants expenses) Please note that the Selection Committee prefers no option, they are equivalent. Disabilties Optional/td> Applicants with disabilities needing special assistance must specify it in the online form. ATTACHMENTS TO THE ONLINE FORM, COMMON TO ALL PHD PROGRAMS Identification Document Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Signed and dated photocopy of a valid ID document.ID document is an official public document with the following characteristics: personal information, stamped identity picture, serial number, place and date of release. For non Italian documents, English translation on the original ID is required. The photocopy must contain all the pages reporting the above mentioned information, all 6 pages must be signed and dated. For foreign applicants the passport is highly recommended. Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (CV) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) n English or Italian, the CV must indicate the university degree(s) held by the applicant, eventual professional and research activity experience and publications, if any. Degree certificate Compulsory Certificate of the Degree required for admission (as above mentioned): EU citizens or NON EU citizen residing in Italy: a copy of the certificate or a self-declaration declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and final grade; other applicants: certificate declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and finalgrade.For applicants who expect to complete their degree by October 31 2016: certificate or self-declaration (only for EU citizens and NON EU citizens residing in Italy) indicating the single examinations taken and grades obtained. Please note that it is compulsory to hand in or send the final degree certificate by November 20 2016 as above mentioned. In BOTH cases, if the official document released by the university is not available in Italian or English, candidates should also attach a translation of the document under their responsibility. Academic Transcripts or Diploma supplement Compulsory Academic transcript: an official document released by the university detailing the courses/classes taken or subjects studies and related grades. Alternatively, applicants may attach the Diploma Supplement as defined by the European Commission. SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS TO UPLOAD TO THE ONLINE FORM PHD PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences Applicant are required to upload also a file containing a synthetic report of the core courses followed on the following topics: Partial Differential Equations Probability/stochastic processes Functional Analysis Numerical Analysis Physics/continuum mechanics/fluid dynamics For each course in this area, students should provide a short syllabus (no more than 10 lines) main textbooks, name of the instructors and possibly the link to the course home page. Selection Procedure Applicants are evaluated by the Selection Committee of the Program they applied for on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise, as evidenced by their academic record and any other pertinent data they submit. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic background, skills and scientific value with reference to the subjects of the interdisciplinary program, and their general aptitudes to research. The Selection Committee will also assess the relevance of any publication, the suitability of the candidates CV, the reference letters and any additional special qualifications, educational activities and/or participation in research groups or projects. The selection procedure will be carried out in two phases: Assessment of all application admitted through the online procedure: with the publication on the GSSI web site of the shortlist of the candidates admitted to the interview. Interview: once short-listed, applicants will be required to participate in a comprehensive interview in English in order to assess their aptitude for research in the track/curricula for which they have applied, as well as their English proficiency. Dates of the shortlist publication and interviews in the different PhD degrees: PhD Program Publication of the shortlisted candidates Interviews Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences September 5, 2016 From 8 to 16 September 2016 Admission General ranking list and evaluation results will be published on the GSSI web site: www.gssi.it.The list will indicate the names of the applicants who have been admitted to the different PhD Programs. In the event of forfeiture or exclusion of a candidate within 45 days from the date of beginning of the program, she/he shall be replaced by the next suitable candidate according to the ranking. Enrollment Once admitted to the PhD Program, candidates who wish to enroll must download the enrollment form given by the GSSI administration, fill it in, and submit it in person, by mail to GSSI, Viale F. Crispi n. 7, 67100 L’Aquila –Italy or by email phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it within 10 days from the notification of the results on the GSSI website. All documents required for the enrolment have to be enclosed; otherwise, the request will be rejected.Admitted applicants who do not send the enrollment form within the deadline will automatically forfeit their place in the program. In the event that any of the documents downloaded during the application procedure do not correspond those submitted during enrollment due to deliberate false declaration, the applicant will automatically forfeit his/her place in the program. Please note that enrollment is effective ONLY starting from your arrival at GSSI (no later than the first day of official classes). Unauthorized absences may nullify the enrollment procedure. FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Dichiarazione di Valore Prior to registration, admitted candidates with foreign degree (except degree obtained in France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark) will have to send or hand in the “Dichiarazione di valore” or a document that certifies that the procedure for obtaining such document has been initiated. The "Dichiarazione di valore" is a translation and legal certification issued according to the relevant legislation by a qualified Italian diplomatic or consular representative in the country where the degree/qualification has been issued, listing all the exams taken and the grades received by the applicant.Temporarily, a proof of the request to the Italian diplomatic or consulate representative may be accepted for “on hold” registration. IMPORTANT NOTE: please note that it may take quite some time to obtain the “Dichiarazione di Valore”. As such, we suggest contacting the Italian diplomatic representative in the country where the degree has been issued as soon as possible in the application process. Contact and info info@gssi.infn.it, +39 0862 4280262, www.gssi.infn.it. [-]

PhD in Computer Sciences

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The PhD program in Computer Science focuses is concerned with heterogeneous distributed systems and their interactions. Different perspectives are offered to provide students with the necessary tools for the design, the implementation, the management and the use of distributed systems. The main research areas of interest are: efficient algorithms for communication networks and social networks, formal methods for systems correctness and analysis,software engineering for efficient and resilient applications. [+]

The PhD program in Computer Science focuses is concerned with heterogeneous distributed systems and their interactions. Different perspectives are offered to provide students with the necessary tools for the design, the implementation, the management and the use of distributed systems. The main research areas of interest are: efficient algorithms for communication networks and social networks, formal methods for systems correctness and analysis,software engineering for efficient and resilient applications. Places / Scholarships : 10 Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee. For admissions, the minimum duration of university studies is equivalent to four years(full time). If admitted,foreign degree holders are required to hand in a “Dichiarazione di valore”. This document is not required to apply (see below). Applicants obtaining their degree by no later than October 31 2016 may apply (both Italian or foreign degree according to the previous description).Applicants will have to send a copy of their degree certificate at phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it by November 20 2016(for Italian degrees a“self declaration” can also be accepted). Application Applicants must fill out the online application form (www.gssi.it/phd/) and attach the required documents by September 1,2016, 6pm (Italian time zone).No other application method will be accepted. Data and documents entered into the application form are the sole responsibility of the applicant. In the events of false declaration(s), the applicant will not be allowed to enroll/will be expelled in/from the PhD program. In order to successfully submit the application form, applicants must insert all the data/information and upload the attachments as listed below. We strongly recommend applicants to review the inserted information and uploaded attachments before submitting the application. No changes are allowed to submitted data. Erroneous data and/or attachments will be evaluated as they are submitted. Please note that applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed application arrives on time. We strongly suggest that applicants submit their application well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid last-minute congestion in the online application procedure. INFORMATION AND DATA TO FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM The PhD applicants are applying to: Computer Science Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) It is possible to apply for more than one curriculum, in this case the applicant should repeat the application procedure for each curriculum chosen(also for the additional scholarship in Network Communications in Plant Roots). Personal data Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Degree Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must fill out the information referred to the final degree required for admission (as reported in the above table). Reference Letters Optional Applicants can provide the names and contact information up to two referees. Referees should submit reference letters in English or Italian through the online application system (the information provided by the applicants in the online form will be used to send the referees and email with a link to a page where they can upload the reference letter). Interview Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must specify their preference for the interview: via videoconference (skype call) in l’Aquila (at the applicants expenses) Please note that the Selection Committee prefers no option, they are equivalent. Disabilties Optional/td> Applicants with disabilities needing special assistance must specify it in the online form. ATTACHMENTS TO THE ONLINE FORM, COMMON TO ALL PHD PROGRAMS Identification Document Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Signed and dated photocopy of a valid ID document.ID document is an official public document with the following characteristics: personal information, stamped identity picture, serial number, place and date of release. For non Italian documents, English translation on the original ID is required. The photocopy must contain all the pages reporting the above mentioned information, all 6 pages must be signed and dated. For foreign applicants the passport is highly recommended. Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (CV) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) n English or Italian, the CV must indicate the university degree(s) held by the applicant, eventual professional and research activity experience and publications, if any. Degree certificate Compulsory Certificate of the Degree required for admission (as above mentioned): EU citizens or NON EU citizen residing in Italy: a copy of the certificate or a self-declaration declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and final grade; other applicants: certificate declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and finalgrade.For applicants who expect to complete their degree by October 31 2016: certificate or self-declaration (only for EU citizens and NON EU citizens residing in Italy) indicating the single examinations taken and grades obtained. Please note that it is compulsory to hand in or send the final degree certificate by November 20 2016 as above mentioned. In BOTH cases, if the official document released by the university is not available in Italian or English, candidates should also attach a translation of the document under their responsibility. Academic Transcripts or Diploma supplement Compulsory Academic transcript: an official document released by the university detailing the courses/classes taken or subjects studies and related grades. Alternatively, applicants may attach the Diploma Supplement as defined by the European Commission. SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS TO UPLOAD TO THE ONLINE FORM PHD PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Computer Science A statement letter describing: the past studies and the acquired expertise, a brief research project outlining the research challenges to consider for the PhD thesis, the reasons for choosing GSSI for the PhD studies. Selection Procedure Applicants are evaluated by the Selection Committee of the Program they applied for on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise, as evidenced by their academic record and any other pertinent data they submit. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic background, skills and scientific value with reference to the subjects of the interdisciplinary program, and their general aptitudes to research. The Selection Committee will also assess the relevance of any publication, the suitability of the candidates CV, the reference letters and any additional special qualifications, educational activities and/or participation in research groups or projects. The selection procedure will be carried out in two phases: Assessment of all application admitted through the online procedure: with the publication on the GSSI web site of the shortlist of the candidates admitted to the interview. Interview: once short-listed, applicants will be required to participate in a comprehensive interview in English in order to assess their aptitude for research in the track/curricula for which they have applied, as well as their English proficiency. Dates of the shortlist publication and interviews in the different PhD degrees: PhD Program Publication of the shortlisted candidates Interviews Computer Science September 5, 2016 From 8 to 16 September 2016 Admission General ranking list and evaluation results will be published on the GSSI web site: www.gssi.it.The list will indicate the names of the applicants who have been admitted to the different PhD Programs. In the event of forfeiture or exclusion of a candidate within 45 days from the date of beginning of the program, she/he shall be replaced by the next suitable candidate according to the ranking. Enrollment Once admitted to the PhD Program, candidates who wish to enroll must download the enrollment form given by the GSSI administration, fill it in, and submit it in person, by mail to GSSI, Viale F. Crispi n. 7, 67100 L’Aquila –Italy or by email phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it within 10 days from the notification of the results on the GSSI website. All documents required for the enrolment have to be enclosed; otherwise, the request will be rejected.Admitted applicants who do not send the enrollment form within the deadline will automatically forfeit their place in the program. In the event that any of the documents downloaded during the application procedure do not correspond those submitted during enrollment due to deliberate false declaration, the applicant will automatically forfeit his/her place in the program. Please note that enrollment is effective ONLY starting from your arrival at GSSI (no later than the first day of official classes). Unauthorized absences may nullify the enrollment procedure. FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Dichiarazione di Valore Prior to registration, admitted candidates with foreign degree (except degree obtained in France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark) will have to send or hand in the “Dichiarazione di valore” or a document that certifies that the procedure for obtaining such document has been initiated. The "Dichiarazione di valore" is a translation and legal certification issued according to the relevant legislation by a qualified Italian diplomatic or consular representative in the country where the degree/qualification has been issued, listing all the exams taken and the grades received by the applicant.Temporarily, a proof of the request to the Italian diplomatic or consulate representative may be accepted for “on hold” registration. IMPORTANT NOTE: please note that it may take quite some time to obtain the “Dichiarazione di Valore”. As such, we suggest contacting the Italian diplomatic representative in the country where the degree has been issued as soon as possible in the application process. Contact and info info@gssi.infn.it, +39 0862 4280262, www.gssi.infn.it. [-]