PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Discover a program in which several ideas and methods are perfectly integrated into a global vision.

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Towards new models of sustainable development

The common goal of the universities participating in the PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate Change is to build a learning and research community capable of promoting innovative solutions, which are essential to solve even the most complex problems of our society.

We go beyond the purely environmental aspect by embracing themes and sectors that, each in their own way, are having an impact on the planet.

The 6 Curricula of the PhD

Earth System and Environment

Earth system processes and new perspectives in environmental development

Socio-economic risks and impacts

Transition towards a decarbonized and sustainable economy

Technology and Territory

Technologies, systems and approaches for the sustainable transition of communities, territories, and production processes

Theories, Institutions, and Cultures

Cognitive and practical challenges posed by sustainability and climate change at an individual, institutional, and global level

Agriculture and Forestry

Innovative models for resilient and sustainable agri-food and forestry systems

Health and Ecosystems

Climate and global health impacts, from ecosystems to humans

The 6 curricula


3 Core values of our research



We aim to spread knowledge and to create talents capable of contributing to just and innovative society, in harmony with the planet.



We believe that sustainability is a challenge that should be faced through a plurality of perspectives. That’s why we created an inter-university and multi-disciplinary educational roadmap.



We enable future generations to understand the evolution of the climate. We also design and implement new solutions for a sustainable society.

Our research

A network of fully interconnected public and private research centers

A network of public and private research centers fully interconnected