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Academic year 2023-2024

Manifesto of studies a.y. 2023-2024 (didactic offer)

PhD students must obtain 15 credits from institutional courses + 15 credits from other activities (see Credits recognition section for further details).

See in the box download the Manifesto of studies a.y. 2023-2024 approved by the Doctoral Programme Committee on 25.10.2023. After the approval, there can be changes in the timetables, and new courses can be added to the offer.

In the box download you can find also the Short Guide for PhD Students prepared by the central PhD Office S&T Area, in which you can find the answers to many of your doubts or questions about the UniTrento PhD Programmes in general.

Please refer to this web page to find all the updated information.

Click on the individual courses for further info about programs and registration details. Attendance of 75% for all courses is requested. NB: the schedule may change, courses require a minimum enrolment of 3 students. 


Period: November 6 - 16, 2023
Lecturer: Anna M. Pandolfi (Politecnico di Milano)
Course: An Introduction to Nonlinear Solid Mechanics
Location: PoliMI and online
Hours: 28
Credits: 5


Period: 5 - 7 December 2023; 8 - 12 January 2024
Lecturers: Giuseppe Formetta (DICAM); Riccardo Rigon (DICAM)​​​​​
CourseGEOframe Winter School GWS2024 
Location: DICAM
Hours: 64
Credits: 8


Period:  15 - 26 January 2024
Lecturer: Vincenzo Casulli (DICAM)
CourseWinterschool part I - Advanced numerical methods for free-surface hydrodynamics 
Location: DICAM
Hours: 30
Credits: 4


Period: January 29 – February 2, 2024
Lecturers: Michael Dumbser (DICAM); Laura Del Rio (DICAM)
Course: Winterschool part II - Advanced numerical methods for hyperbolic equations 
Location: DICAM
Hours: 40
Credits: 5


Period: 5 - 16 February 2024 
Lecturer: Prof. Henk Dijkstra (DICAM/Utrecht)
Course: Tipping Behavior in the Climate System 
Location: DICAM
Hours: 18 
Credits: 2 


Period: February 27 - March 22, 2024
Lecturers: Alberto Valli (Dept. Mathematics); Ana Maria Alonso Rodriguez (Dept. Mathematics)
CourseMathematical Methods for Engineering 
Location: DICAM
Hours: 50
Credits: 6 


Period:  after February 2024 (the course held by prof. Pandolfi is a prerequisite for this class)
Lecturer: Luca Deseri (DICAM)
Course: Multiscale nonlinear continuum mechanics of solids undergoing disarrangements 
Location: DICAM
Hours: 20
Credits: 4


Period: 11 - 15 March 2024
Lecturers: Paolo Zatelli (DICAM); Alfonso Vitti (DICAM); Marco Ciolli (DICAM)
Course: Environmental data management and analysis with GIS
Location: DICAM
Hours: 40
Credits: 5


Period: 4 - 8 March, 2024
Lecturer: Maria F. Pantano (DICAM)
CourseMicroelectromechanical systems: from established engineering applications to research platforms
Location: DICAM
Hours: 20
Credits: 2,5 


Period: 15 - 24 April 2024
Lecturer: Luca Caracoglia (Northeastern University, Boston MA, USA and visiting professor at DICAM) 
CourseEmerging Wind Engineering and Energy Technologies at Multiple Scales: From Large Wind Turbines to Miniature Harvesters
Location: DICAM
Hours: 18 + 2
Credits: 2,5


Period: April - May 2024
Lecturer: Paolo Scardi (DICAM) 
CourseX-ray Diffraction applied to the study of polycrystalline materials: theory and practice
Location: DICAM
Hours: 36
Credits: 4,5


Period: April 2024
Lecturer: Andrea Pompigna (Engineer, Assistant Freelancer)
CourseModels and Applications for Transportation Systems Analysis
Location: DICAM
Hours: 18
Credits: 2


Period: postponed to next academic year
Lecturers: Rossano Albatici (ICAM), Simone Torresin (ICAM)
CourseSoundscape in the built environment: theory, methods, and application to the field of building ventilation
Location: DICAM
Hours: 16
Credits: 2


Period: 3 editions: January 29- February 2, 2024 and February 26 - March 1, 2024 and 13 - 17 May 2024
Organizer: HIT - Hub Innovazione Trentino - Fondazione
CourseResearch to business: a technology transfer approach
Location: c/o HIT, Povo Trento
Hours: 25
Credits: 3


Period: 17 - 19 April 2024 
Lecturers: Oreste S. Bursi (DICAM), Francesco Dal Corso (DICAM), Vinicius Fonseca Dal Poggetto (DICAM), Giacomo Oliveri (DICAM) and Andrea Massa (DICAM)
Course: Waves in metamaterials and periodic structures
Location: DICAM
Hours: 16
Credits: 2


Period: by the end of May 2024
Lecturers: Gianni Andreottola and Marco Ragazzi (DICAM)
CourseEnvironmental Sustainability (advanced)
Location: DICAM
Hours: 10
Credits: 1 type B


Period: May 2024
Lecturer: Gianluca Maracchini (DICAM)
Course: Life Cycle Assessment for the built environment: theory, methods, and applications
Location: DICAM
Hours: 16
Credits: 2 


Period: May 15 – 31, 2024
Lecturers: Ilya Peshkov (DICAM); Annuziato Siviglia (DICAM)
Course: Advanced numerical methods for environmental modeling 
Location: DICAM
Hours: 80
Credits: 3


Period: from May 27 to June 7, 2024 
Lecturers:  dr. Firas Dhaouadi (DICAM); Luigi Fraccarollo(DICAM); Lorenzo Giovannini (DICAM); Sebastiano Piccolroaz (DICAM); Marco Toffolon (DICAM); Nadia Vendrame (DICAM); Dino Zardi (DICAM)
CourseTurbulence in environmental flows 
Location: DICAM
Hours: 60
Credits: 3


Period: 10, 11 and 13 June 2024 
Lecturer: Matthew Becker, Ph.D., California State University Long Beach
CourseIntroduction to Fiber Optic Distributed Sensing for Environmental Applications
Location: DICAM
Hours: 12
Credits: 1,5


Period: 13 - 14 June 2024 
Lecturers: Nicola Tondini (DICAM), Luca Possidente (UCL), Patrick Covi (DICAM) 
CourseAdvanced nonlinear analysis of steel structures subjected to fire and  fire following earthquake scenarios
Location: DICAM
Hours: 16
Credits: 2


Period: 10 - 14 June 2024 (to be confirmed)
Lecturers: Glenn Tootle (University of Alabama); Giuseppe Formetta (DICAM)
CourseHydro Climatology and Paleohydrology
Location: DICAM
Hours: 30
Credits: 4


Period: 17 - 21 June 2024 
Lecturers: Marco Tubino (DICAM); Francesco Dal Corso (DICAM); Niccolò Ragno (DICAM)
CoursePerturbation methods: theory and applications (River Morphodynamics and Structural Mechanics)
Location: DICAM
Hours: 32
Credits: 4


Period: 24 - 28 June 2024
Lecturers: Walter Bertoldi (DICAM); Annunziato Siviglia (DICAM); David Vetsch (ETH Zurich)
CourseIntegrated river morphodynamics
Location: DICAM
Hours: 32 
Credits: 4 


Period: 22 - 26 July 2024
Lecturer: Alfonso Vitti (DICAM)
Course: Advanced geomatics and Earth observation for environment
Location: DICAM
Hours: 20
Credits: 2,5 


Period: 1 - 12 July 2024
Lecturers: Simona Bordoni (DICAM); Lorenzo Giovannini(DICAM)
CourseNumerical Modelling of Weather and Climate 
Location: DICAM
Hours: 36
Credits: 4,5


Period: July 2024
Lecturers: Sara Favargiotti (DICAM); Camilla Pezzica (Cardiff University, UK); Giovanna A. Massari (DICAM); Chiara Chioni (DICAM)
CourseCollaborative approaches for the digital documentation, representation an design of territories and landscapes
Location: DICAM
Hours: 16
Credits: 2


Period: summer or autumn 2024
Lecturer: Paolo Scardi (DICAM)
Course: Molecular Dynamics: a primer with elements of statistical mechanics
Location: DICAM
Hours: 16
Credits: 2


Period: to be defined
Lecturers: to be defined
Course: Ground Penetrating Radar for Civil and Environmental Inspections
Location: DICAM
Hours: 32
Credits: 4


Period: to be defined
Lecturers: to be defined
CourseMachine Learning & AI Methods - Theory, techniques, and Advanced Engineering Applications
Location: DICAM
Hours: 32
Credits: 4


Period: to be defined
Lecturers: to be defined
Course: Surface Electromagnetics for Wireless Communications and Sensing
Location: DICAM
Hours: 32
Credits: 4


Period: 2 - 13 September 2024 
Lecturers: Sara Favargiotti (DICAM), Giuseppe Formetta (DICAM), Lorenzo Giovannini (DICAM), Alessandra Marzadri (DICAM)
CourseOn water. Designing climate-responsive landscape and infrastructure
Location: DICAM
Hours: 32
Credits: 4 


Other courses - Soft Skills:

Period: classes timetable 2023-24 (first semester) is available here. Check the Syllabus on the dedicated wep-page of CLA
Lecturers: Felicity Anne Hope (CLA)
Courses: Technical Scientific English
Hours: 24 or 16
Credits: 3 or 2 type B


Period: November 2023 - January 2024
Lecturers: UNITN health and safety officers and consultants 
Courses: Laboratory health and safety (LHS)
Hours: 4 + 8
Credits: no credits 

application/pdfManifesto of studies a.y. 2023-2024(PDF | 122 KB)
application/pdfShort Guide for PhD students_2023_24(PDF | 6 MB)