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					    Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori – IUSS Ferrara 1391
  Open Competition based on academic qualifications for admission to Research
                              Doctorate courses
                           XXV Cycle – Year 2010
             Reserved for students from international education

                                         Art. 1
                             Places offered in Competition

The University of Ferrara announces an open competition based on academic qualifications
and reserved for students from international education, for admission to the following
Research Doctorate courses – XXV cycle, year 2010.

         MACRO                               DOCTORATE                       N. places
          AREA                                                                 with
                                                                               grant
                          LEGAL AND HISTORICAL-LEGAL COMPARISON
                          CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
   ECONOMICS – LAW-       EUROPEAN UNION LAW
 HUMANITIES – SOCIAL      ECONOMICS                                              1
      STUDIES             HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL STUDIES
                          SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY
                          AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
                          BIOCHEMISTRY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND
                          BIOTECHNOLOGY
                          EVOLUTIONARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
   MEDICINE-BIOLOGY       MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY                    1
                          BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
                          CHEMICAL SCIENCES
                          PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
                          PHYSICS
                          MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
        SCIENCE
                          EARTH SCIENCES                                         1
      TECHNOLOGY
                          ENGINEERING SCIENCE
                          TECHNOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE

The grants not awarded by a macro area will be available for candidates in other macro
areas, according to the order of points scored as indicated in the admission ranking list.
The number of place available, for each phd course, can be found at the following art. 18
together with information on and characteristic of each course.
Participation in this competition does not prevent candidates from participating in the
competition by exam.

                                          Art. 2.
                          Prerequisites to access the courses

The competition is open to all candidates who have an international academic qualification
recognised in Italy as equivalent to the Laurea Vecchio ordinamento, Laurea specialistica
(D.M. 509/99) or Laurea Magistrale (D.M. 27/04). International academic qualifications will
be firstly evaluate by the doctorate coordinators in order to determine the academic
suitability for admission to the doctorate.
Candidates can be excluded from the selection process at any stage should they fail to
comply with the above prerequisites.

                                          Art. 3
                         IUSS Residential College Ferrara 1391

Students enrolled in Research Doctorate courses will be offered the opportunity of residency
in Ferrara, in the form of reduced-cost accommodation in the IUSS residential college.

The Residential College has a limited number of places available for doctorate students from
the University of Ferrara.

Selection for access to the residential college takes into consideration:
  - Candidates originating from foreign universities or outside the Emilia Romagna
      region,
  - Candidates’ positions in the admission ranking list to the doctorate.

Rooms at the College are assigned for a maximum period of one year, with the option for
this to be extended where suitable. During this period doctorate students are normally
expected to spend a minimum of 15 nights per month in residence. Unjustified absences
can lead to withdrawal of the right to this accommodation for the student in question.

Accommodation charges to the student will be half of the due amount for the
accommodation.

For further information please consult the webpage http://iuss.unife.it/collegio

Accomodation application forms can be downloaded from the following link
http://www.unife.it//bandi-iuss/dottorati_iuss_domanda The deadline for receipt of
applications is 27th November 2009.

Applications must be addressed to the Rector - Magnifico Rettore – and must be delivered to
the Post Graduate office at: ―Ufficio Dottorato e Alta Formazione‖, Via delle Scienze, 41/b
FERRARA, with a photocopy of a valid identification document attached, in the
following ways:

    - Directly by hand at the Post Graduate Office, open to the public Monday, Wednesday
      and Friday (from 9:00 to 11:30), Tuesday (from 15:00 to 17:00);
    - By fax to: + 39 0532 455285
    - By post (Please ensure that applications are posted with sufficient time in
      order to arrive before the closing date)

ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF 27TH NOVEMBER 2009
WILL BE EXCLUDED – EVEN IF SENT BEFORE THIS DATE.

                                           Art. 4
                               Selection Application Form

Only online application are accepted, using the electronic application system hosted by:
http://studiare.unife.it/ Applications must be completed by 13th July 2009, any
applications registered after this date will not be accepted.
Instruction for completing the online application form are available at the following page:
http://www.unife.it/dottorat/modalità pre-iscrizioni on-line Instruction about the online
application.
     PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED - REGISTERED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF 13TH
July 2009 WILL BE EXCLUDED – EVEN IF SENT BEFORE THIS DATE.

Online Application forms must be completed accurately and must include:
   a) applicant personal details
   b) Nationality/Citizenship
     c)   Academic qualification details award, Title, date of award, awarding body, and a
          request for equivalence only for the doctorate course admission. For this purpose it
          is necessary to attach a transcript containing full academic record of Your career,
          including marks from all years, accompanied by a translation in Italian or English;
          the translation can be self-certified. In case of admission to the doctorate candidates
          must present, by 31st March 2010, a copy of the certificate and final transcript
          with a certified translation in italian, legalisation, and Statement of comparability
          evaluation as according to Art. 13 below

The following documents must be attached/uploaded in the online application
  procedure:

1)   Certificate or transcript containing full academic record of Your career, including marks
     from all years
2)   At least two references from academic staff who have been involved in your career.
3)   A curriculum vitae
4)   A research proposal (maximum 3 pages)
5)   Any other evidence that may support your application.
6)   Photocopy of Your passport

All documents must be accompanied by a translation into either Italian or English.
    PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

                                      ATTENTION PLEASE
APPLICANTS MUST DELIVER DIRECTLY, OR SEND VIA FAX (+39 0532 455 285) TO
UFFICIO DOTTORATO E ALTA FORMAZIONE, JULY 15TH 2009 THE FOLLOWING
DOCUMENTS:
1) Printed and duly signed application form;
2) Copy of the passport.
ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF 15TH July 2009 WILL
BE EXCLUDED – EVEN IF SENT BEFORE THIS DATE.

                                             Art. 5
                             Evaluation of Academic Qualifications

According to Art. 13 of the Regulation of Research Doctorates of the University of Ferrara, a
specific commission for each macro area will evaluate the candidates based on their
academic qualifications, reference letters and any other supporting evidence presented.

Candidates will be assessed against the above criteria, the maximum points available are
120. Successful candidates will be required to achieve a minimum of 80 points.

                                             Art. 6
                                          Ranking list

By 31st July 2009, based upon approval of the competition acts, the admission ranking
lists to the Doctorate courses object of this announcement will be published at the Post
Graduate Office and on the University website: http://www.unife.it/dottorati/macroarea
Publication of the ranking list will be the only official means of publishing, therefore
PERSONAL COMMUNICATION WILL NOT BE SENT TO SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES.

                                            Art. 7
                                   Admission to the Courses

Candidates will be admitted to the course according to the order of the respective ranking
list until the number of places included in the competition are filled.
In case of equal marks in the ranking list of more than one candidate, the youngest will
prevail.
In case of non take-up before the beginning of the course, the same number of candidates
will sub-enter according to the order of the ranking list.

                                              Art. 8
                                   Enrolment to the Courses

Admitted candidates, with and without grant, will not receive any personal
communication: the only communication for the competition results will be the publication
of the ranking list at Ufficio Dottorato e Alta Formazione and on the office website, at the
following link: http://www.unife.it/corsi-dottorato-di-ricerca-macroarea

Admitted candidates must proceed to the online enrolment through their personal space on
the webpage: http://studiare.unife.it/ by 15th September 2009 following the instructions
available at the following webpage:
http://www.unife.it/dottorati/Modalità immatricolazione on-line Instructions for online enrolment.
 1. directly by hand at the ―Ufficio Dottorato e Alta Formazione‖, open to the public
      Monday, Wednesday and Friday (from 9:00 to 11:30), Tuesday (from 15:00 to
      17:00);
 2. By fax to the number: +39 0532 455285 (In this case original application forms
      must be sent before 18th december 2009 either by hand to the Office or by
      post)

MATRICULATION REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF SENT ONLY BY POST (AND
NOT PREVIOUSLY ANTICIPATED BY FAX) IF THEY ARRIVE AFTER 15th SEPTEMBER
2009.

All registered students will pay a registration fee according to the following art. 11
and following the instructions available at the following link:
http://www.unife.it/dottorati/Modalità immatricolazione on-line.

All necessary documents can be downloaded from the website:
http://www.unife.it/dottorati/modulistica-per-immatricolazione .

DOCUMENTS TO PRESENT
- Application form for the first year of the doctorate;
- Receipt of the registration fee payment;
- Photocopy of the passport;
- Request for grant; (only for those who will receive a grant from the University of
  Ferrara)

All those who have not provided with enrolment and payment by the deadline
above will be considered RENOUNCER by all effects and their places will be
assigned to other candidates, following the order of the ranking list.

By 1st February 2010 all students must have delivered the following documents to Ufficio
Dottorato e Alta Formazione:
- Copy of the certificate of the foreign degree with translation, legalisation, and Statement
   of comparability evaluation according to Art.13 of this announcement, or a written
   obligation to present the above documents by 31st March 2010 together with a signed
   declaration of obligation to return any grant payments in case the degree title should be
   considered not effectively valid and subsequent forfeiture from the qualification of
   doctorate student.
- Copy of the permit of stay;
- A passport photo of the candidate.
- (Only for grant owners) Personal data and fiscal form;
- (Only for grant owners) Registration to the National Social Security System (INPS) (for
   fiscal purpose)

                                                Art. 9
                                            Replacements
The list of those admitted to the course due to freed places will be published by 22nd
September 2009 at the ―Ufficio Dottorato e Alta Formazione‖ and on the website:
http://www.unife.it/corsi-dottorato-di-ricerca-macroarea. Newly admitted candidates will
have to enrol by 9th October 2009, using the online enrolment system mentioned in the
article above. Personal communications will NOT be sent.

Candidates admitted who do not complete the enrolment procedure, will be considered as
renouncers. Vacancies will be available for the next candidates following the ranking list.

                                             Art. 10
                                             Grants

The grants mentioned in Art.1 of this announcement will be assigned in accordance with the
order defined in the relative ranking lists.

The annual contribution of the grant scholarship amount is € 13.638,47 and it is subject to
the National Social Security contribution.
The duration of the grant is that of the duration of the course.
The deadline for grant payments is the end of every two months.
The sum of the grant is increased for any possible periods of stay abroad by 50%.

The grant cannot be cumulated with any kind of other grants except for those provided by
national or foreign institutes aimed at integrating research activities with a period abroad.
Anyone who has already benefited from a grant for a Doctorate course even for just one
year cannot apply for another.

The grants that are not assigned by macro area can be used for candidates of other macro
areas, depending on the order of points gained in the admissions ranking list.

Non-European citizens who are beneficiaries of benefit from grants from the
Italian Government or from their own Government cannot benefit from the grants
awarded by the University.

                                             Art. 11
                                        Enrolment Fees

Students benefiting from the grants mentioned in this announcement are subject to the
annual payment of stamp duty (€14,62) and insurance contribution (€12,00).
Students who, according to Art.1 of this announcement, are admitted to the Doctorate
courses without a grant must pay the fee determined on the basis of the gross annual
household income ―Indicatore della Situazione Economica Equivalente (ISEE)‖ and the
―Indicatore della Situazione Patrimoniale Equivalente (ISPE)‖ as stated by the President of
the Council of Ministers Decree of 7th May 1999 No. 221, Art.1-bis and further amendments
and integrations, according to the following contribution sectors.

                      ISEE                          ISPE                  Annual Fees
1 sector   From € 0 Up to € 19.152,97   From € 0 Up to € 32.330,64             € 530,00
2 sector   More than € 19.152,97        More than € 32.330,64                  € 920,00
By 20th July 2010 an income family declaration must be presented in order to
establish the contribution sector.

Doctorate students must therefore pay the amount indicated in the table below.
   ALL STUDENTS
FIRST INSTALMENT     € 26,62                At the time of the Enrolment

  STUDENTS WITHOUT GRANTS
SECOND INSTALMENT € 503,38                      Payment due 15th April 2010
THIRD INSTALMENT  € 390,00                      Payment due 20th July 2010

Amounts above could be subject to changes in future years.
In case of termination of studies, Students who have already paid the enrolment fee have
no right, in any case, to the refund of this fee.

                                              Art. 12
                                           Insurance

The insurance cover provided to students enrolled at the University of Ferrara is the
following:
    - Accident policy n. 033 395834 INA - Assitalia spa of Ferrara.
    - Third party responsibility policy n. 55212131 RAS Assicurazioni of Ferrara.
The annual fee for insurance cover to be paid is €12.00 which is included in the first
instalment paid at the time of enrolment.
Students of Medical Doctorates who should want to provide medical assistance activities will
have to ask permission from the Faculty of Professors and deliver said permission to the
Post Graduate Office.

                                          Art. 13
                             Documents in Foreign Languages

According to the Ministerial orders for admission of foreign students (Newsletter of the
Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research MIUR – protocol number 1291 of
16/05/2008, available on the website www.miur.it) the documents certifying the academic
qualification written in a language that is not Italian, must be accompanied by an official
translation in Italian, legalised and by the “Dichiarazione di Valore in loco”
(statement of comparability evaluation).

The translation must be organised by the candidate and can refer, if in Italy, to the local
Tribunal and/or local translators, and the translation themselves must be counter-signed by
the Italian Authorities competent in the territory.
The legalisation of the degree certificate (official certification of the authenticity of the
signature, and capacity in which the person signing the document has acted) must be
carried out by the competent Country Authorities who have issued it. For countries who
have joined the Ajax Convention of 05.10.1961, the legalisation can be substituted by the
stamp ―Apostille‖ that can only be issued by the competent Local Authorities.
The ―Dichiarazione di Valore in loco” Statement of comparability evaluation can only
be carried out by the Italian Diplomatic representatives in the country in which the title has
been awarded. This must state that the title possessed would be valid for admission ―in
loco‖ to an academic course comparable to the Research Doctorate.

                                           Art. 14
                               Doctorate Student Obligations

Students enrolled are obliged to follow the doctorate courses and to continuatively complete
study and research activities in the field of the structures destined for this aim according to
the modalities affixed by the Faculty of Professors.
At the end of each year the Doctorate students must present a specific report on the
activities and studies carried out for the Faculty of Professors, who will keep it and,
following an evaluation of the assiduity and hard work demonstrated by the enrolled
student, will propose to the Rector that the student be either kept in the Research Doctorate
or excluded.
In particular, at the end of the first year, the doctorate student must sit an evaluation test
that will be aimed at ascertaining the student’s ability to carry out research activity. In case
of a positive result and where possible, the doctorate students will be awarded the title of
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE. The Master of Science and Culture is comparable to a
University Master of the Second Level (according to the Italian D.M. 270/04) and amounting
to 60 credits.
Doctorate students must present a request for enrolment to the years following the
first one according to the deadlines and procedures indicated at the following link:
http://www.unife.it/formazione-postlaurea/dottorati/Modalità iscrizione anno successivo University
Administration will not send any further communications regarding this.
                                          Art. 15
                          Award of the Title of Research Doctor

The title of Research Doctor is awarded by the Rector of the University of Ferrara upon
successful completion of the final examination, and upon presentation of written application.
In case of a negative result this exam can be retaken only once.
The title is subject to the deposit (selfarchive) of the final thesis in the University Open
Access Archive. The same University has the responsibility to deposit the same thesis in
central national libraries of Roma and Florence.

                                           Art. 16
                                 Personal Data Protection

Personal and sensitive data provided by the candidates will be used for administrative
purposes and for possible proceedings for the management of the academic career of the
winners. The communication for the request of personal data is obligatory in order to
evaluate the prerequisites for participation, or exclusion of the candidate from the selection
process.
The personal data provided can be communicated to the Administration of the University of
Ferrara and to related external structures.
The aforementioned data will be protected and used only according to situations covered in
the Italian Legislative Decree 30th June 2003 no.196 – regarding the protection of personal
data.

                                           Art. 17
                                  Cross-Reference Norms

For anything not covered in this announcement the present norms covering identical issues,
due to compatibility.
The person responsible for the procedure as far as the competition in this announcement is
concerned is the Coordinator of the ―Ufficio Dottorato e Alta Formazione‖: Silvia Gherardi.
This competition announcement is available on the University of Ferrara website:
http://www.unife.it/dottorati/dottorati-di-ricerca An Italian version will be also available; the
official text of this announcement is considered to be that in Italian.
For didactic information, all those interested can contact the coordinator of the doctorate,
referring to the details in the individual sections in Art. 18.
For administrative information, all those interested can contact the ―Ufficio Dottorato e
Alta Formazione‖ – Via delle Scienze 41/B, Ferrara (dottorato@unife.it).
                                                 Art. 18
                                       Research Graduate forms



                 ECONOMIC, LAW, HUMANISTIC AND SOCIAL MACRO AREA


                             LEGAL AND HISTORICAL-LEGAL COMPARISON
COORDINATOR             Prof. Arrigo Diego Manfredini - Dipartimento Scienze Giuridiche – Corso Ercole I°
                        d'Este, n. 37 - Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/45.5669 e-mail mfa@unife.it
                        (SSD IUS/18)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF The doctorate in Legal and Historical-Legal Comparison has been conceived as an
THE DOCTORATE           opportunity for early stage researchers to approach several law branches
                        (Administrative, Commercial, Criminal,Social Security, Private and Roman Law) in a
                        wide scenario of different historical and contemporary legal experiences. Particularly,
                        this doctorate is aimed at relating the mentioned legal disciplines to the new challenges
                        of the international dimension of legal relationships. One can reflect about the
                        European and international profiles of industrial relations and labour contracts; about
                        the wide agreements referred to a supra-national criminal law and criminal trial
                        legislation; about the number of projects concerning the European unification of private
                        law, to which the Roman Law, as common root of many continental legal systems can
                        give a significant contribution.
                        The project and the purposes of this doctorate fit perfectly into the premises and the
                        Library of the Department of Legal Sciences; particularly, the Comparative section of
                        the Library has always been very attentively cultivated. One must also stress that the
                        proposed doctorate is coherent with the ―internationalization of studies and researches‖
                        pursued as a primary goal by our University.
DURATION OF THE COURSE 3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        2
CURRICULA               1. EU and Comparative Social Security Law
                        2. EU and Italian Law of obligations in a comparative perspective
                        3. Comparison and European criminal system
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER
                                           CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
COORDINATOR             Prof. Roberto Bin - Dipartimento Scienze Giuridiche – Corso Ercole I° d'Este, n. 37 -
                        Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/45.5673 e-mail bnb@unife.it (SSD IUS/08)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF THE The Doctoral Program in Constitutional Law is a joint initiative of the Cagliari, Trieste
DOCTORATE               and Ferrara Universities, under the auspices of the Department of Law of the
                        University of Ferrara. The Doctoral Program gives special attention to individual
                        coursework of each graduate student under the supervision of her/his advisor, a
                        member of the faculty. The annual plan for the academic activity includes some
                        seminars focused to the main issues of Constitutional Law. Graduate students have
                        also to attend the transversal activity promoted by IUSS – Ferrara 1391. Yearly a
                        special seminar is promoted on some methodological items of legal research, held by
                        a well-known scholar: graduate students in Constitutional Law from all the Italian
                        universities are invited.
DURATION OF THE COURSE 3 years
CONSORTIA UNIVERSITIES University of Trieste
                        University of Cagliari
PLACES AVAILABLE        1
CURRICULA               1. Sources of the law
                        2. Constitutional justice
                        3. Constitutional rights and freedom
                        4. Organisation of the State
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER
                                          EUROPEAN UNION LAW
COORDINATOR             Prof. Gian Guido Balandi - Dipartimento Scienze Giuridiche – Corso Ercole I° d'Este, n.
                        37 - Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/45.5673 e-mail bnb@unife.it (SSD
                        IUS/07)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF THE This Ph.D. project will be based on a multi-disciplinary approach, aiming at giving a
DOCTORATE               broad and comprehensive knowledge, from the topic concerning the application of the
                        Treaties, unto the practical application of the EU legislation which has been (and is
                        currently) adopted in the framework of the various EU policies, now extending over
                        many traditional branches of law, such as contract law and consumers’ policy,
                        agricultural policy and food law, rules on biotechnology, health policy and
                        environmental law.
                        The teacher’s board is going to organize seminars on specific issues of the above
                        mentioned matters, held by well known professors both from Italy and from abroad,
                        and by officials of the European Institutions.
DURATION OF THE COURSE 3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        5
CURRICULA               1. European Union Law and Policies
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER
                                                  ECONOMICS
COORDINATOR             Prof. Stefano Zambon - Dipartimento di Economia, Istituzioni e Territorio – Via
                        Votapaletto, n. 11 - Università degli Studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/45.5052 e-mail
                        stefano.zambon@unife.it (SSD SECS-P/07)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF THE The PhD Programme in Economics of the University of Ferrara is connoted by an
DOCTORATE               interdisciplinary and international approach. A strict interaction between economics and
                        business, public administration, urban and regional disciplines is provided in the
                        Programme, which is organized in three different courses (curricula):
                             -    the first course (curriculum) concerns topics of applied economics and
                                  economic policies;
                             -    the second course (curriculum) concerns topics of business management,
                                  organization and accounting;
                             -    the third course (curriculum) concerns topics of economics and management
                                  of the Public Administration relating to public policies and regional and local
                                  development dynamics.
                        The international character of the Programme is assured:
                             -    through the participation of foreign faculties and researchers involved in the
                                  PhD activities;
                        by the propensity of PhD students for experiences in foreign countries and universities
                        aimed to stimulate innovative research paths, fully positioned within the current
                        scientific international debate.
DURATION OF THE COURSE  3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        5
CONSORTIA UNIVERSITIES University of Salerno
CURRICULA               1. Applied economics and economics of the internationalization
                        2. Business economics and management
                        3. Economics and management of public administration and territories
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER
                                    HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL STUDIES
COORDINATOR             Prof. Paolo Fabbri - Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Via Paradiso, n. 12 - Università
                        degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/29.3503 - e-mail fpl@unife.it (SSD L-ART/07)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF THE For each curriculum the goals are:
DOCTORATE               Italian and Latin Literatures and Philologies
                        the training of experts in the fields of philology and analysis of literary italian or latin
                        texts, and of the relevant linguistic bases, with knowledges in using specific e-
                        technologies.
                        Spanish and German Literatures, Linguistics
                        the training of experts in the fields of philology and analysis of literary German or
                        Spanisch or French texts, and of the relevant linguistic bases, with knowledges in
                        using specific e-technologies.
                        Historiography and Territory
                        the training of experts in the fields of historical and geographic analysis, with
                        knowledges in using specific e-technologies.
                        Performing Arts: Theater, Music, Cinema
                        the training of theoretical-practical experts in the fields of: philology of text and
                        performance; theatrical theories and dramaturgy; stage performance; musical
                        communication; film language and industry.
                        Philosophy and Social Sciences
                        the training of experts in the fields of: history of Italian science; English philosophy in
                        18th century England; philosophy and religion; social theories and modernity; logic
                        and epistemology.
                        Education and Growth Psichology
                        the training of experts in the fields of: methods, sources and items of educational
                        history; libraries and learning in Italian school of late 19th – early 20th century; early
                        infancy experimental psichology and cognitive process.
DURATION OF THE COURSE  3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        6
CURRICULA               1. Spanish Literature
                        2. Philosophy and Social Sciences
                        3. Philology and Literature
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER
              SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
COORDINATOR           Prof. Carlo Peretto - Dipartimento Biologia ed evoluzione – Corso Ercole I d’Este, 32 -
                      Università degli Studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532.29.3723 - 29.3800 - e-mail
                      carlo.peretto@unife.it (SSD BIO/08)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF   The topic of knowledge, preservation and fruition of the cultural heritage, considered as
THE DOCTORATE         a unitary system composed of environmental, naturalistic and cultural aspects,
                      continues to be proposed with greater attention. The present Doctorate is a natural
                      prosecution, with a high scientific and cognitive value, of the educational courses of
                      graduate and master degrees and specific curricula activated by the University of
                      Ferrara, which are all characterized by a strong interaction between Science and
                      Humanities and that offer an interdisciplinary training system.
                      This Doctorate represents, therefore, the logic conclusion of an educational program,
                      characterized by international courses (es. Master in Quaternary and Prehistory
                      ERASMUS MUNDUS) and that has his main cognitive and scientific strong point in the
                      participation of numerous partners both Italian (University of Siena, Modena) and
                      international (Musée de l’Homme in Paris (F), University of Tarragon (ES), Instituto
                      Politecnico of Tomar (PT), University of Tràs-os-Montes (PT), Institute of Systematics
                      and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Science).
                      For this reason the objectives of the doctorate wish to answer to the increasing demand
                      of training both in the field of research and of new professions related to Heritage.
                      The Doctorate focuses on the following training contents:
                      - Origin and evolution of living beings within their natural environment;
                      - Human natural history (hominization process), through palaeoanthropological,
                      behavioural and cultural characterization;
                      - Studies of the most ancient evidence of social aggregation up to the development of
                      complex societies in the context of their behavioural, cultural and symbolic peculiarities;
                      -     Integrated     analyses      of    palaeontological    prehistoric,   archaeological,
                      palaeoenvironmental and cultural data by means of advanced digital and multimedial
                      systems for the analysis, cataloguing and archiving of the heritage aimed at the
                      safeguard, management and fruition of museum collections;
                      - preservation and dissemination of the palaeontological, prehistoric, archaeological,
                      artistic and cultural heritage, by means of diagnostic analysis; identification of the
                      structure, production techniques and degree of preservation of archaeological and
                      artistic artefacts intended for planning restoration of the artefact itself and of its
                      environment in order to prevent its degradation.
DURATION     OF   THE 3 years
COURSE
PLACES AVAILABLE       10
CONSORTIA              University of Siena – Geo-technological Centre
UNIVERSITIES           University of Siena - ―G. Sarfatti‖ Dept. Of Environmental Science – Ecological Prehistory
                       Section.
                       University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Dept of Palaeobiological Museum and Botanical
                       Garden
                       Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle – Paris (France) Institut de Paléontologie humaine
                       Universidade de Tràsod-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal) Departemento de Geologia
                       Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) Departamento d’historia, Historia de l’Art i Geografia
                       Instituto Politecnico de Tomar (Portugal) Departamento de Gestão de Território
                       Academy of Science, Krakow (Poland) Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals
CURRICULA              1. Archaeology and science of Antiquities
                       2. Collection, safeguard and history of Heritage
                       3. Paleobiology
                       4. Quaternary, Prehistory and Protohistory
                       5. Technologies for Cultural Heritage
SCIENTIFIC         AND As according to Art. 14 of this announcement, at the end of the first year of the
CULTURAL MASTER        Doctorate it will be possible to obtain the Scientific and Cultural Master in Science and
                       Technology for Cultural Heritage.
                                      MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL MACRO AREA




                     BIOCHEMISTRY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
COORDINATOR             Prof. Francesco Bernardi - Dipartimento Biochimica e biologia molecolare – Via
                        L.Borsari, n. 46 - Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/97.4425 - e-mail
                        ber@unife.it (SSD BIO/10)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF THE The Project of the PhD course in BIOCHEMISTRY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND
DOCTORATE               BIOTECHNOLOGY is to tranfer to the student theorical and practical information in
                        these fields. The PhD course is structured in two ―curricula‖, the first being
                        ―Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the second Biotechnology. They are organized
                        in lectures, practical demonstrations, seminars and research activities. Students will
                        be supervised by a tutor and will follow lessons, practical demonstrations and
                        seminars at the Departments involved, but also outside. The students will be involved
                        in the design and realization of a research project, under the supervision of one or
                        more members of the Teaching Board. Since the first year, the student are
                        encouraged to improve basic and specific knowledge, following lessons relevant to
                        their research field. The participation to lessons, practical demonstrations, seminars
                        and research activities will be coordinated by the tutor, depending on the student’s
                        cultural basis and interest and on the chosen research project. In addition to the
                        tutor, the students could be supervised by a second member of the research team.
                        This will help in the study, in solving problems and in analyzing the progress of the
                        experimental work.
                        The research projects will be the following: (1) CURRICULUM BIOCHEMISTRY AND
                        MOLECULAR BIOLOGY: Molecular structures; Enzymatic catalysis and its modulation;
                        Metabolism and cellular energy mechanisms; Gene structure and expression; Molecular
                        basis of human pathologies; Gene expression and its modulation; Molecular virology;
                        (2)    CURRICULUM       BIOTECHNOLOGY:        Cellular,   biochemical   and    molecular
                        biotechnology; Microbiological biotechnology; Biomedical and diagnostic biotechnology
                        and advanced bio instrumentations; Vegetal and Agro-food biotechnology.
DURATION OF THE COURSE  3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        4
CURRICULA               1. Biochemistry and Molecular biology
                        2. Biotechnology
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER
                              EVOLUTIONARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
COORDINATOR               Prof. Guido Barbujani - Dipartimento Biologia - Sezione di Biologia Evolutiva - Via Luigi
                          Borsari, n. 46 - Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/29.1312 e-mail big@unife.it
                          (SSD BIO/18)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF THE   The goal of the Ph.D. programme in Evolutionary and Environmental Biology is to
DOCTORATE                 provide the students with a thorough understanding of the principles of the evolution of
                          living beings, including humans, of their behaviour and of their relationships with the
                          environment. For that end, we empasize a broad knowledge base ranging from the
                          molecular level up to the individual, population and community levels. The holder of a
                          Ph.D. in Evolutionary and Environmental Biology wll be a highly qualified expert in the
                          analysis and interpretation of biological processes and in the management of natural
                          resources, who will be able to independently plan and conduct empirical research, to
                          develop models and to analyse the data. Research and teaching activities related with
                          the programme will tend to cross the bridge between basic and applied research,
                          exposing the students to a broad range of inputs to stimulate the ability to develop
                          innovative projects. Particular attention is given both to research projects addressing
                          basic, fundamental biological questions, as well as projects with practical implications
                          in areas such as the management of animal and plant populations and of the natural
                          resources in general, with potential developments in industrial and applied research.
                          The scientific fields in which the faculty members are active include population and
                          conservation genetics, developmental molecular biology, molecular evolution,
                          biotechnologies, bioinformatics, general and plant physiology, zoology, plant biology,
                          animal and plant ecology, anthropology and statistics. The common theme crossing all
                          these disciplines is the quantitative approach by which scientific problems are
                          addressed.
DURATION OF THE COURSE    3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE          1
CURRICULA                 1. Animal and plant biotechnologies
                          2. Ecology
                          4. Genetics
SCIENTIFIC AND            Not established
CULTULRAL SCIENCE
                             MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
COORDINATOR             Prof. Pier Andrea Borea - Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, - Sezione di
                        Farmacologia - Via Fossato di Mortara, n. 17/19 - Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel.
                        0532/29.1214 e-mail bpa@unife.it (BIO/14)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF THE The PhD Program in Molecular Pharmacology and Oncology derives from the union of
DOCTORATE               the PhD programs in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology and Molecular Oncology.
                        The internal organization is articulated in three Curricula: 1) Molecular and Cellular
                        Pharmacology; 2) Molecular Oncology; 3) Pharmacology of Peptidergic Systems. In
                        the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology program, several           methodological and
                        cultural approaches are involved: physico-chemical techniques (receptor binding and
                        receptor binding thermodynamics), electrophysiology (patch clamp), biochemical
                        techniques (enzymatic activities, secretory processes, ionic movements), molecular
                        biology (in situ hybridization, gene cloning, viral vectors), immunologic techniques
                        (vaccines, synthetic delivery systems, immunohistochemistry) by using cell cultures,
                        synaptosomes, purified membranes and several animal models. This curriculum gives
                        solid technical-scientific basis for several research areas in pharmacology,
                        biochemistry, physiology, pathology and immunology. The Molecular Oncology
                        program is devoted to the development of basic and applied researchers in different
                        aspects of oncology, from the set up of diagnostic systems to the proposal of
                        advanced therapies, to the molecular analysis of solid and ematologic tumors. The
                        curriculum in Pharmacology of peptidergic systems is particularly devoted to the
                        pharmacologic, physiopathologic, biochemical and molecular study of central and
                        peripheral receptors for bioactive peptides. This is an international curriculum under
                        activation with University of Leicester (Prof. D. Lambert). The aim of the PhD program
                        in Molecular Pharmacology and Oncology is the scientific, theoretical and practical
                        formation of young researchers who wish to learn methodologic, theoretical and
                        experimental themes in the fields of molecular pharmacology and oncology. These
                        new cultural and practical skills can allow the young PhD student to be introduced in a
                        competitive way, at national and international level, in public and private research.
                        A researcher with experience in molecular pharmacology and oncology can be of great
                        usefulness to University institutions and in laboratories of pharmaceutical industry, in
                        diagnostic laboratories, in research centres of clinical pharmacology and experimental
                        and diagnostic oncology.
DURATION OF THE COURSE 3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        4
CURRICULA               1. Molecular and cellular pharmacology
                        2. Molecular oncology
                        3. Pharmacology of peptidergic systems
SCIENTIFIC          AND Not established
CULTURAL MASTER
                                             BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
COORDINATOR                Prof. Alessandro Martini - Dipartimento Discipline Medico Chirurgiche della
                           Comunicazione e del Comportamento, - Sezione di Otorinolaringoiatria - Corso della
                           Giovecca, n. 203 - Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/237038 - e-mail
                           alessandro.martini@unife.it (SSD. MED/32)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF        Goal of this project is to form researcher able to solve main scientific problems related
DOCTORATE                  to basic sciences and to the different pathologies of the curricula. A fundamental tool is
                           the partecipation of the students to the scientific activities common to the presented
                           curricula.
                           Scientific activity common to all curricula. Biomelecular technologies: geneitc
                           expression analysis, gene structure analysis, methodology for the identification of DNA
                           binding proteins, RNA isolation technics, northen blotting, DNA sequencing techniques,
                           DNA/RNA amplification techniques, gene cloning. Cellular technologies: cell coltures,
                           colture systems, cell cloning.
                           C1: hemathopoietic cellular differentiation, molecular and cellular mechanisms for the
                           maturation of myeloid precursor into granulocytes. In vitro and in vivo experimental
                           neurotoxicity. Biological effects of viral proteins.
                           C2: Neurogenesis of dopaminergic neurons in the adult central nervous system;
                           differentiation toward dopaminergic and cardiomyiocitic phenotypes of adult adipose
                           multipotent stem cells; elementary mechanisms of transport and permeation in
                           excitable membranes; characterization of peptides with anti-tumorigenic and
                           antibacterial activity, and curing channelopaties; analysis of the information processing
                           in neuronal networks. Electrophysiological analysis of the vestibular sensory discharge
                           and of the hair cell ionic currents after microgravity conditioning or treatment with
                           ototoxic agents.
                           C3:Endocrine general functions, hormonal mechanisms of action in normal and
                           pathologic circumstances, signal transduction alterations in metabolic/neoplastic
                           disorders of the endocrine system.
                           C4: Physiology of integrated motory functions. Physiopathology of motor system.
                           Neurophysiology of diseases of nervous system; posture and dynamics in Parkinson’s
                           syndromes and ataxias; histophatology of neuropathic pain; neurophysiopathology of
                           sleep disorders.
                           C5: neurophysiology, neurobiology of the auditory function, particulary concerning the
                           genetic and molecular aspects and stem cells study, auditory plasticity.
                           C6: High level knowledge of the biological and structural effects of the physical
                           exercise (for sport or riabilitative purpose) from the point of view of the respiratory and
                           anthropometric function
                           C7: Exercise induced modifications in biology and patho-physiology of vascular
                           diseases.
                           C8: Biomedical sciences applied to mechanisms of tissue injury and repair, with
                           particular interest to those of vascular origin.
DURATION OF THE COURSE     3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE           5
CURRICULA                  1. Cellular and molecolar basis of differentiation and of oncological and degenerative
                           pathologies
                           2. Neurobiology and cellular biophysics
                           3. Endocrine Clinical Physiopathology
                           4. Physiology and physiopathology of integrated motory functions
                           5. Hearing Neurophysiology and Neurobiology
                        6. Respiratory Pathophysiology, Biology and Exercise
                        7. Exercise and vascular disease
                        8. Sciences of tissue repair
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL According to art. 14 of this announcement, at the end of the first year it will be
MASTER                  possible to obtain the Cultural and Scientific Master in
                        1) Clinical Neurophysiology. Technical Principles and Clinical applications
                        2) Epilettology
                        3) Child Deafness Rehabilitation
                        4) Haemodynamics of the Venous System
                                               CHEMICAL SCIENCES
COORDINATOR               Prof. Gastone Gilli - Dipartimento di Chimica, Via Luigi Borsari, n. 46 - Università degli
                          studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/29.1141 - e-mail ggilli@unife.it (SSD CHIM/02)
PROJECT AND AIM OF THE    The doctorate in Chemical Sciences originates from consciousness within the
DOCTORATE                 Department of Chemistry of its highly qualified scientific competence developed over
                          the years in research covering most areas of chemical investigations. Specifically, five
                          fundamental areas can be mentioned: Analytical and Environmental Chemistry;
                          Physical, Structural and Computational Chemistry; Inorganic Synthesis and Reactivity;
                          Organic Synthesis and Reactivity.
                          Research topics form a homogeneous and interconnected body, where two main
                          directions can be singled out, i.e., chemical reactivity and analytical and physical
                          chemical investigation methodologies.
                          All laboratories active in the areas represented are well equipped to carry on advanced
                          research and are then able to guarantee the high level of preparation that the
                          Doctorate requires. Routine apparatus present in the single laboratories is well
                          integrated by large, more advanced instrumentation which can be accessed by all
                          groups.
                          The research activities benefit from various collaborations with international research
                          institutions, which is of paramount important in view of:
                                i)       access to international and EU projects
                                ii)      collaborations with private companies and industries through research
                                         contracts which can possibly provide grants to support graduate students
                                iii)     the possibility for our students to carry on research at either public or
                                         private foreign laboratories.

                        Independently from the branch of chemical research chosen, Doctors of Chemical
                        Science will be highly qualified and will be able to undertake independent advanced
                        research. They will be ready to hold responsibility positions in academic as well as in
                        industrial institutions.
DURATION OF THE COURSE 3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        2
CURRICULA               1. Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
                        2. Physical, Structural and Computational Chemistry
                        3. Photochemistry and photocatalysis
                        4. Organic Synthesis and Reactivity
                        5. Inorganic Synthesis and Reactivity
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER
                                        PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
COORDINATOR             Prof. Stefano Manfredini - Dipartimento Scienze farmaceutiche, Via Fossato di Mortara,
                        n. 17/19 - Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/29.1292 e-mail mv9@unife.it (SSD
                        CHIM/08)
AIMS AND PROJECT OF THE The PhD course in pharmaceutical Sciences is characterized by an integrated approach to
DOCTORATE               the development of new molecules having therapeutic, salutistic and cosmetic activities.
                        The programme take advantage from the inter-disciplinary competences of the teachers
                        componing the board and is addressed to research themes related to the design,
                        syntesis, isolation, characterization, formulation, quality control and delivery of
                        pharmaceutical, salutistic and cosmetic products (health products). These aims are
                        pursued through local, national and international inter-disciplinary collaborations. The
                        didactical programme is accomplished through:

                           a)Attending to courses and seminars issued by teachers from our university and
                             external institutions
                         b) Attending to specialization courses at national and international level (Advanched
                             Course of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Urbino; Advanched Course of Organic
                             Chemistry, Gargnano…….)
                         c) participation to meetings and congresses
                         d) stages at research institutions at national and international level
                         e) research activities at the laboratories of our department and others operating in
                             collaboration with the tutor
                         f) seminars
DURATION OF THE COURSE  3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        2
CURRICULA               1. Design synthesis and evaluation of compounds of pharmaceutical interest
                        2. Drugs delivery.
                        3. Regulatory aspects and social economy of drugs
                        4. Analysis of drugs and foods
                        5. Nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals
CONSORTIA UNIVERSITIES University of Cagliari
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER
                              SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL MACRO AREA




                                                      PHYSICS
COORDINATOR               Prof. Filippo Frontera – Polo Scientifico-Tecnologico - Dipartimento Fisica – Via Saragat,
                          n. 1 - Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/97.4254 - e-mail frontera@fe.infn.it
                          (SSD FIS/01)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF       Goal of the doctorate course in Physics is the acquisition of the know-how Goal of the
DOCTORATE                 our doctorate course in Phyisics is the acquisition of the know-how needed to perform
                          high level researches in the field of Physics and its applications.
                          In order to achieve this goal, we make available to our Doctorate students all the
                          facilities, equipment and services available in the our Department and those available
                          in the branch of the INFN Institute, which is hosted in the same Department building.
                          The available facilities include Library, Computer Centre, Electronic service, mechanical
                          workshop service, Particle Detector and Semiconductor development labs, X—ray
                          Facility, laboratories of Quantum optics, atmosphere physics and magnetic materials,
                          administration service.
                          The scientific relevance of the Physics Department and its capability of joining new
                          scientists are obtained given that in our Department about 70 Physicists and Engineers,
                          partly with permanent positions of Full/Associate Professor and partly with positions of
                          University or INFN researcher or technologist, operate and contribute to the doctorate
                          student formation.
                          Most of the scientists or professors have their reasearch groups, have international
                          collaborations and face issues of high scientific-technical relevance. In the last years
                          the Physics Department has obtained results of key importance in several fields,
                          ranging from the fundamental physics (Gamma Ray Bursts, heavy quarks, CP
                          symmetry, computer sceince devoted to theoretical physics) to the applied physics
                          (solar energy exploitement, sensor development for the environment monitoring, PET
                          tomography, nano-structures and nano-material development).

DURATION OF THE COURSE 3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        6
CURRICULA               1. Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics
                        2. Theoretical and computational physics
                        3. Nuclear Technologies for health, environment and cultural goods
                        4. Structure of matter and quantum optics
                        5. Astrophysics
                        6. Physics of atmosphere, meteorology and climate
                        7. Astroparticle physics and cosmology
                        8. Acoustics and Interdisciplinary researches
                        9. Micro and nano-technologies
                        10. New technologies in energy production
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL As in Art. 14 in this announcement, at the end of the first year, students can obtain the
MASTER                  Cultural and Scientific Master in Physics.
                                 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
COORDINATOR             Prof. Luisa Zanghirati - Dipartimento di Matematica - Via Macchiavelli, n. 35 -
                        Università degli Studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532.97.4034 - e-mail luisa.zanghirati@unife.it
                        (SSD MAT/05)
PROJECT AND AIM OF      The main aim and objective of the Doctorate of Research in Mathematics and
DOCTORATE               Informatics/Computer Science programme is the development of highly qualified
                        professional individuals who can be fruitfully employed in advanced scientific research,
                        both at a fundamental as well as at an applied level, in a variety of areas in
                        Mathematics and Informatics. These would typically include activity in universities,
                        research institutes, industry, public administration as well as in independent
                        commercial ventures. The present doctoral programme follows the succesful
                        completion of courses in the Laurea Magistrale in Matematica and that in Informatics
                        of the Faculty of SMFN and is the natural continuation of the common scientific
                        methodology of these which integrates existing collaborations and encourages further
                        developments.
                        On completion of this Doctorate, a succesful candidate is expected:
                            to be capable of independent research activity leading to relevant original
                            results,
                            to have produced research articles of an appropriate level for publication in
                            specialized journals and which are worthy of presentation at scientific meetings,
                            to have developed a high level in a variety of communication skills through
                            participating in seminars and in the teaching of courses,
                            to have developed a wide range of interpersonal skills which are essential in group
                        activity and interaction with other researchers,
                            to have the important capacity of critical appreciation and evaluation of scientific
                        work and of scientific communication, including in English, of both verbal and written
                        form.
                        To achieve these objectives, the collaboration of domestic and foreign institutions of
                        research, including universities, will play a significant role offering the possibility of
                        the doctoral candidate to spend periods of study with them. In addition, there will also
                        be useful productive links with the institutions of Centro di Calcolo Interuniversitario
                        dell'Italia Nord-Orientale (CINECA) and INFN
DURATION OF THE COURSE  3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        1
CURRICULA               1. Mathematics
                        2. Computer science
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER
                                              EARTH SCIENCES
COORDINATOR             Prof. Luigi Beccaluva - Polo Scientifico-Tecnologico - Dipartimento di Scienze della
                        Terra, Via Saragat, n. 1 - Università degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/974723. e-mail
                        bcc@unife.it (SSD GEO/07)
PROJECT AND AIM OF THE  The Course is intended to form highly qualified researchers in the field of basic and
DOCTORATE               applied Earth Science disciplines, in particular Mineralogy, Petrology-Geochemistry,
                        Paleontology, Geology-Sedimentology, Hydrogeology, Geomorphology and Geophysics
                        (SSD: GEO01-GEO11).
                        The training includes the attendance to basic courses, seminars, summer schools of
                        advances studies and stages in qualified scientific Institutions in Italy and abroad.
                        Laboratory facilities are provided to the Course by the Department of Earth Sciences,
                        University of Ferrara and by various associated Institutions in Italy and abroad .
DURATION OF THE COURSE 3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        3
CURRICULA               1. Mineralogy and Chrystallography
                        2. Petrology, Geochemistry and Geophysics
                        3. Stratigraphical geology and Sedimentology.
                        4. Palaeonthology and Museology.
                        5. Geomorphology
                        6. Applied Geology
CULTURAL            AND Not established
SCIENTIFIC MASTER
                                          ENGINEERING SCIENCE
COORDINATOR           Prof. Stefano Trillo - Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Via Saragat, n. 1 - Università degli studi
                      di Ferrara, tel. 0532/97.4838 - e-mail stefano.trillo@unife.it (SSD ING-INF/02)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF   Aim: To prepare qualified researchers in the field of Engineering, to be enrolled in
THE DOCTORATE         academic and private institutes, public administration, etc.
                      Project: Each PhD student will follow general and common courses, given in terms of
                      lectures and seminars, as well as specific lectures more related to the chosen research
                      theme. Research themes are selected within one of the three curricula as outlined
                      below:
                      -      Information Engineering: industrial automation, control automation, robotics,
                      fuzzy logic; physics, reliability and modelling of electronic devices, microwaves;
                      hardware digital design, CAD digital circuit design,; operating systems, artificial
                      intelligence, computer networks: wave propagation, optical propagation, optical fibres,
                      wireless networks, telecommunication networks, TCPIP protocol, electromagnetic
                      compatibility;
                      -      Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering, Structural Mechanics, Project of Structures,
                      Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Surveying Engineering, Geotechnical
                      Engineering, Project of Buildings, Acoustic of Materials and Buildings, Acoustic of
                      Theatres;
                      -      Industrial Engineering: machine theory, mechanism synthesis and vibration
                      analysis for design applications; metallic, non metallic and composites materials
                      (micro-structural and mechanical properties, thermal treatments and applications);
                      manufacturing process planning and analysis; conventional and Computer Aided
                      Structural Analysis of mechanical parts and components; energy systems analysis to
                      evaluate the performance, the pollutant emission and heath state; thermodynamics and
                      heat and mass transfer.
DURATION    OF    THE 3 years
COURSE
PLACES AVAILABLE         3
CURRICULA                1. Information Engineering
                         2. Civil Engineering
                         2. Industrial Engineering
CONSORTIA                University of Bergamo
UNIVERSITIES
SCIENTIFIC      AND According to Art.14 of this announcement, at the end of the first year it will be possible
CULTURAL MASTER     to obtain the Scientific and Cultural Master in Engineering Science.
                                      TECHNOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE
COORDINATOR             Prof. Graziano Trippa - Dipartimento di Architettura, Via Quartieri, n. 8 - Università
                        degli studi di Ferrara, tel. 0532/29.3613 - e-mail graziano.trippa@unife.it (SSD
                        ICAR/12)
PROJECT AND AIMS OF THE The aim of the PhD course is to develop the subjects related to Building Technology
DOCTORATE               and to strengthen the synergistic cooperation of design, process and building. The field
                        of interest ranges from technologies based on innovative materials , to industrial
                        design and restoration. The PhD will explore cross field research approaches, based on
                        the research activities of the PhD Student and the active debate with the teachers
                        taking part at the joint sittings. The researches will be developed under both a national
                        and an international scale.
                        The starting point of the PhD is the necessity of developing an effective strategy to
                        relate the needs of the design process and those of Building technology which involve
                        the building process, its strategies and its means.
                        The critical issues of those two aspects are clear when they have to deal with
                        technological innovation. Nowadays it’s more and more important to understand the
                        changes occurred to the building process: since it left the rules of tradition, a deep
                        revision of its techniques is needed do meet the changes given by ―hard‖ (materials,
                        technical components, techniques) and ―soft‖ (mutual interaction of the actors
                        involved) innovations.
                        According with this idea the goal of this PhD course is to get through the schematic
                        division of the areas in which an architectural, design or restoration project is
                        artificially partitioned.
DURATION OF THE COURSE  3 years
PLACES AVAILABLE        1
CURRICULA               1. Innovative products: materials, components and technology for architecture and
                           industrial design.
                        2. Innovation of processes: models of industrialisation of the construction process.
                        3. Innovative technology for projects of construction requalification
                        4. Methods of architectural projects in relation to construction
                        5. Traditional and innovative materials and techniques for the preservation of buildings
CONSORTIA UNIVERSITIES IUAV University of Venezia
                        University of Bologna
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL Not established
MASTER




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