Head of the Doctoral Programme

prof. Francesco Pederiva

The Head of the Doctoral Programme is responsible for:

  • co-ordinating and organizing the training- and administrative-work of the Doctoral Programme;
  • calling and chairing the Doctoral School Committee, and implementing the relevant resolutions;
  • authorizing Doctoral students, personally or through their supervisors, to leave the university to carry out further research work or internships at partner universities or at other institutions or research centres for periods of less than six months;
  • reporting to the relevant administrative offices of unjustified absences of the students, in order to suspend payment of the grant, or expel the student from the Doctoral Programme;
  • preparing a detailed report that is submitted, at the end of each year, to the University Evaluation Commission on the status of the Doctoral School, in accordance with Art. 3 of Ministerial Decree no. 224 of 30th of April 1999;
  • designating a Vice-Head of the School who will stand in for the Head in the event of illness or impediment.