Thursday, 9 May 2019

The University of Trento enhances its research profile with three new doctoral programmes

With six doctoral programmes in the area of science and technology, and eight in the area of humanities, social sciences and cognitive science, UniTrento has 626 PhD students

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The University of Trento strengthens its provision of postgraduate studies with three new programmes:

which will start in the academic year 2019-2020 (cycle 35). The programmes were presented yesterday in a press conference by their respective coordinators, professors Luca Crescenzi, Paolo Giorgini and Ilaria Pertot, with rector Paolo Collini and the delegate for doctoral research Giuseppina Orlandini.

Doctorates are the highest qualifications awarded by the Italian university system. They play a fundamental role because they provide young people with the skills and knowledge they need to conduct high level research and to find employment in public and private entities or to work as freelance professionals.

UniTrento is investing resources in doctoral courses because they are crucial to increase the quality of high level education and the university's competitiveness.

The three new programmes

When different cultures get in touch
The first international doctoral programme of the University of Trento focuses on multiculturalism and takes on an international dimension. "Forms of cultural exchange" is organized with Universität Augsburg, in Germany. With the new Centro di Alti Studi Umanistici (CeASUm), it is the highlight of the excellence programme of the Department of Humanities. 

Skills and knowledge to work in Industry 4.0
The University of Trento and Fondazione Bruno Kessler are at work to open the PhD programme in Industrial innovation, which includes a tailored study plan with step-by-step support by two tutors (one from the university, one from the industry).

Quality food products and eco-friendliness
The doctoral programme in Agrifood and Environmental Sciences is organized by the University of Trento and Fondazione Edmund Mach.

More details in the press release.