Following accreditation agreed by Anvur and with the publication of the first call for 37 Scholarship, the National Doctoral Programme in Space Science and Technology (DN-SST) kicks off.
The doctoral program will have its administrative headquarters at the University of Trento and it involves a consortium of 20 universities and 7 national research organizations, represented by a faculty board of 65 professors and researchers. Students who are awarded doctoral scholarships will carry out their research at the Consortium's sites, according to a customized teaching offer, performing part of their activities at other sites and laboratories in Italy and abroad, according to an educational path agreed with the Faculty Board and the thesis supervisor. The courses will begin next November 1st.
"Italy has an important tradition in the space sector, which in the 1960s saw our country in third place in the space race, and which today is represented by a complete supply chain ranging from university education, research, and industry, with implementation capabilities ranging from constellations of small satellites to telecommunications, from fundamental science to technology, from Earth observation services to launch services," said the PhD Coordinator, Prof. Roberto Battiston of the Department of Physics of Trento. "PNRR's substantial investment in the space sector confirms the country's commitment to this field, making the National Doctoral Programme SST a brand new tool to help train the new generation of specialists who will participate in the "new space" revolution we are witnessing in Italy and around the world. The Doctorate is organized into 7 different curricula dedicated to in-depth study in the various areas of space activity, ranging from science to engineering, also including biomedical and legal-economic sciences.