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PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate change

Colorful research for a green future

A research programme in which ideas and methods linked to the environment, society, technology, economy and health are perfectly integrated into a global vision, in order to develop a better future.

A network of public and private research centers fully interconnected and coordinated by IUSS PAVIA, in Italy.

Key numbers

3

year research programme in English

50+

universities in partnership

6

months of research abroad

150+

researchers and professors

150+

fully funded
positions

160+

hours of training and seminars

Research programme

One core research topic and six curricula for a multi- inter- and trans-disciplinary research programme to achieve the SDGs of the UN 2030 Agenda:

01

Horizontal

Multi-disciplinary events to expose all PhD candidates to the complexity of sustainability and climate change

02

Vertical

Curriculum events to train PhD candidates on tools and topics common to their specific field area

03

Focused

Thematic and methodological courses offered by the host universities to support the candidates in their research.

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The 6 curricula

Earth System and Environment

Earth system processes and new perspectives in environmental development

Socio-economic risk 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

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Call for applicants

The call for applicants provides information related to PhD programme, positions, and scholarships available for the upcoming PhD cycle, as well as instructions for taking part in the selection process and mandatory deadlines.

Available:

From 01/07

Application period:

01/07 - 01/08

Admitted to oral exam:

15/09

Oral Exam:

20/09 - 15/10

Final admission results:

31/10

Start of the PhD course:

31/12