The PhD program lasts three years and English is the official language.
The first year is mainly devoted to the acquisition of scientific knowledge at both basic and high level.
During the second year the PhD student deepens his/her scientific knowledge and starts to establish his/her thesis work, identifying the objectives and research activities to be developed within the thesis.
During the third year, the student focuses on his/her personal contribution to the state-of-the-art on the chosen research problem and/or to the development of the proposed technological innovation. The activity ends with the submission of a Doctoral thesis.
The thesis must be written in English, must have original content, and must demonstrate the student’s ability to carry out research and/or innovation activities at the international level. The thesis work generally stems from scientific collaborations and should clearly indicate the specific contributions of the student.
Students have to spend at least six months abroad at a partner institution by the end of their PhD programme.