PhD students - 38th cycle - started in 2022
PhD student interested in environmental struggles, political ecology, and environmental humanities. Currently, I work on environmental justice and extractivist processes.
Research proposal: Negotiating the energy transition through activism and expertise.
Supervisor: Natalia Magnani - University of Trento
Other members of the Thesis Advisory Group: Anna Casaglia (Scuola di Studi Internazionali) and Marco Armiero (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona).
PhD student collaborating with an NGO in Mozambique. I'm interested in engineering for Development Cooperation, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. My research project aims to investigate the suitable and sustainable alternatives for hospital solid waste management in low-income countries.
Research proposal: Hospital solid waste management in a low-income context: environmental and health and safety policies for hospitals, best practices for sorting, collection and transport, suitable technologies for treatment and final disposal.
Supervisor: Marco Ragazzi - University of Trento
Other members of the Thesis Advisory Group: Caterina Pesci (UNITN).
My research interest is in local development related to slow tourism practices. I am currently working on the impact of Hiking Trails on communities and natural areas, from the perspective of economic development, social capital, and environmental protection.
Research proposal: Hiking Trails, a pathway connecting sustainable tourism and local development.
Supervisor: Silvia Sacchetti - University of Trento
Other members of the Thesis Advisory Group: Federica Buffa (UNITN).
A sustainable tourism advocate from the Philippines. My research revolves around the topics of destination territories, tourism networks, and community-based tourism.
Research proposal: A sustainable tourism advocate from the Philippines.
Supervisor: Federica Buffa - University of Trento
Other members of the Thesis Advisory Group: Flavio Santi (UNITN).
My research focuses on the analysis of climate change consequences in urban areas.
I mainly work with quantitative research methods to assess dynamism of energy demand and evaluation of city mitigation policies at the European level.
Research proposal: Smart cities: a new clustering analysis of European cities
Supervisor: Erica Santini - University of Trento
Other members of the Thesis Advisory Group: Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi (UNITN).
I'm interested in social problems, social capital, social impact assessment methods, impact measurement in Public Administration, and hybrid organizations (institutions that mix values, actions, and elements of public, private, and voluntary sectors).
My current field of research is related to the impact assessment of a co-living project enforced by the Autonomous Province of Trento.
Research proposal: La sostenibilità per la crescita del territorio: valutazioni di impatto
Supervisor: Caterina Pesci - University of Trento
Other members of the Thesis Advisory Group: Liria Veronesi (Fondazione De Marchi).
Mai Linh Nguyen
I am a PhD student enrolled in the National Doctoral programme in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (IUSS Pavia in cooperation with the University of Trento). Susteems offers me the opportunity to attend some methodological courses and seminars, which greatly contributes to the broadening of my knowledge.
My research interests lie primarily in the area of agricultural and food policies in the context of climate change.
Tutor: Roberta Raffaelli - University of Trento