The Courses offered are normally taken in the first six months of the PhD program

The PhD program is organized around 5 Curricula that are related to 5 Research Themes called (a) the earth system, (b) impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, (c) Technological innovations for a decarbonized society, (d) Socio-economic and legal studies for mitigation of climate change, and (e) One Health.

The students will be expected to choose one of these themes as their Main Theme. Transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary training will be insured by offering the five thematic ourses in the first part of the academic first year.

The Training is subdivided into:

a) Thematic courses focused of the 5 Research Themes;

b) Specialized courses.

A total of 7 courses will have to be chosen by the student, in consultation with the supervisor, among the ones offered. All courses will be graded and a score will be given in 30/30.

Each student will have to attend the 5 Thematic courses from November to December of the first year but will take tests only on three of the five courses in agreement with the student supervisor.

Four specialized courses will be offered in February-March of the first year. The tests will be taken in March-April of the first year. Two specialized courses will be compulsory (Statistical analysis and HPC and Big Data) and the other two will be chosen by the student, in consultation with the supervisor, among the ones offered.

In addition to the thematic and specialized courses 12 hours of High Perfomance Computing and Big Data are offered by CINECA teachers and 4 hours of Information Literacy. 8 more hours will be offered for Ethics in science and research and proposal preparation and writing.

  • Climate change and social change

Syllabi and schedule of Thematic Courses for the 39-th Cycle

PhD students are offered 5 Thematic Area courses, all to be followed in the period November-December 2023. Tests will be taken only for three of them in January 2023.

The Syllabi and the schedule of the courses is here:

Specialized courses for the 39-th cycle

The courses will start on February 12th and they will be given in presence. Tests will be taken at the end of the specialized courses in April-May.

Compulsory Seminar participation and documentation

The PhD Committee, at its meeting on 27/02/2020 decided that:
1) PhD students should participate to a minimum number of seminars of 15 over the 3 year period;
2) Schools/workshops/seminars at least as long as 3 days (minimum of 2 hours/day) will be considered as 5 seminars.
It is suggested that for Schools/workshops/seminars a certificate of participation is requested by the student to the organization of the event.
In case of a seminar it is possible to use the attached letter as a self-declaration to confirm the participation to the seminars.