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Teaching programme

The doctoral curriculum is designed to be completed in three years.

During the first year, students dedicate 80% of their time to attend compulsory and elective courses. In the final part of the first year, students prepare their research proposal.

In the second year, students dedicate almost all their time to research both in Trento and abroad (at least 3 months). They also have the possibility to attend specific workshops, summer schools or seminars related to their research project.

In their final year, students dedicate almost all their time to research and to finalize their research papers for Doctoral dissertation.

Teaching programme - first year - academic year 2022-23

1st term - October 2022 - January 2023

  • Statistics and regression - Prof. Taufer (joint course with E&M - 36 hours)
  • Economics and Sustainability - Prof. Raffaelli, Prof. Segnana and dott. Galdi (26 hours)
  • Environmental sustainability (advanced) - Prof. Ragazzi, Geneletti, Andreottola (joint with DICAM – 10 hours)
  • Environmental valuation: stated preferences approaches - Prof. Notaro (16 hours)
  • Stakeholder theory, social capital and third sector - Prof. Buffa, Tortia, Vatiero (24 hours)

2nd term - March – May 2023

  • Applied Econometrics -Prof. Fezzi (joint course with E&M - 24 hours)
  • Qualitative Research Methods - Prof. Ericka Costa (joint course with E&M – 16 hours)
  • Performance analysis - Prof. Zaninotto (joint course with E&M - 18 hours)
  • Management instruments for sustainability - Prof. Franch (12 hours)
  • Academic writing - Prof. Haigh (joint course with E&M and SRS - 36 hours)

The PhD student should also attend elective courses (minimum 82 hours) choosing among those offered by:

  • The Department of Economics and Management,
  • The Department of Sociology and Social Research,
  • The Department/Faulty of Law
  • The Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
  • The Center Agriculture Food Environment – C3A.

A non-exhaustive list of possible elective courses is provided in the Teaching Programme 2022-23 in the Download section.

A wide range of seminars and tutorials is offered to the Phd students (for further details see the section “Seminars”. Attendance of at least one seminar per month is considered an integral part of the programme requirements.



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application/pdfTeaching Programme - 2022 - 2023(PDF | 446 KB)
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application/pdfTeaching Programme 2020 - 2021(PDF | 422 KB)
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