Italian National PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate Change 2025/2026

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Italian National PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate Change 2025/2026. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

26th July 2024 5pm

Tell Me About Award:

The Doctoral Course in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (PhD-SDC) has a duration of three years and aims to equip talented students with the skills to build a more resilient society – one that will be able to address and manage effectively the problems of climate change. A society capable of rethinking the processes of sustainable development, and the objectives of which are not aimed solely at economic growth.
The course is focused on the interrelation of complex issues such as technological progress, availability of natural resources, migration, human rights, climate change, access to food and water and the quality of life of present and future generations.
The combined challenges of sustainability and climate change need to be firmly embedded in university education. Universities should aim to identify and create innovative projects going beyond a traditional, single-discipline approach, so that by effectively combining a variety of abilities, methods and communicative skills, society will be able to manage the present challenges.
The main objective of the course is to provide doctoral candidates with a high-level preparation by coordinating and integrating – in partnership with host universities – a diverse team of high-profile educators, who can offer a full spectrum of disciplinary areas, ranging from ecology, technology, economics and engineering to maths, philosophy, medicine and agriculture. PhD candidates will have the chance to propose effective means of achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defined by the United Nations.

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The PhD programme offerssix curricula, described in detail in the “Educational Programme”. The six curricula are:
CU1. Earth System and Environment
CU2. Socio-economic Risk and Impacts
CU3. Technology and Territory
CU4. Theories, Institutions and Cultures
CU5. Agriculture and Forestry
CU6. Health and Ecosystems



Who can Apply?

Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates regardless of age or nationality. Eligible candidates must have the following academic qualifications:

a) Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale or Laurea Specialistica or Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento);
b) Analogous academic qualification awarded abroad (comparable to an Italian master’s degree, in terms of duration and study content) and recognized by the Selection Board assuitable for application to the course.
Applications from candidates who are still to graduate will be considered pending. These candidates must submit the relative degree certificate by the start of the course on Friday 13 December 2024

How Many Awards?


What is the Benefit of Award?

Scholarships will be paid monthly at the end of each month.
The annual amount of the scholarship is € 16,243.00. This sum is exempt from IRPEF (income tax) but is subject to payment to the Italian National Institute of Social Security (INPS), to which the university contributes two-thirds and the student one-third (or “gestione separata”).

How Long will Award Last?

3 years

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted exclusively online by 26 July, 2024 at 17:00 Italian time. The application fees are 30 euro to be paid before the deadline to avoid exclusion. The application fees cannot be reimbursed under any circumstances.
Please refer to the application procedure described below.

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