Italy: PhD-Programme in Mountain Environment and Agriculture at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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Oranisation: The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano was founded in 1997 as a multilingual, internationally oriented institution. It is a non-state funded university, granted the authority to award university degrees by the Italian state. The university promotes the free exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge, linking itself to the European humanities tradition and laying the foundations for its society by promoting respect for democratic principles. Its international orientation is further emphasized by its commitment to multilingualism and its international academic staff and student body.
The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano champions research at the highest of levels, is committed to excellence and the advancement of knowledge through critical and independent scholarship and values freedom to push the frontiers of knowledge forward. Research projects which are interdisciplinary, international or which have local relevance are particularly encouraged. In this respect, the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano endorses research, and is especially committed to promoting young researchers.

Description: A public competition for the allocation of PhD-positions in Mountain Environment and Agriculture is announced, for

  • 10 places, of which 6 places will be covered by grants.

This PhD Research Programme lasts three years during which the PhD students will actively attend the teaching and scientific activities. The final thesis must be completed in English and must have a complete abstract in German and Italian. PhD students should therefore benefit from the special multilingual opportunities that the University offers, which include various events in Italian, German or other languages (seminars, optional courses, social events, etc). The PhD programme comprises lectures and research activities that can be attended at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano and at universities abroad. The time spent abroad can be at one of the foreign universities with which this University has a “cotutelle de thèse” agreement or at other universities or research centres.

Duration: 3 years

Scientific areas:

  • Economics and Rural estimation
  • General Arboriculture and tree cultivation
  • Forestry and Silviculture
  • Agricultural Hydrology and Forest Hydrology
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Agricultural and Forestry Entomology
  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Environmental and applied Botany
  • Organic Chemistry

Official course language: English

Further Information: can be found here.

To Apply: Instructions for application (pre-enrollment) can be found here
The application must be complete by 13 September 2013, 12:00 a.m.

Contact person:
Karin Felderer
Franz-Innerhofer-Platz 8
I-39100 Bozen
Tel. +39-0471-012805

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