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Land, Environment, Resources and Health, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #116 (BCR) Padua, Italy
The PhD in Land, Environment, Resources and Health programme at University of Padova is a multi-disciplinary three-year Doctoral Program organized at the Dept. TESAF.

Overview

The mission of the  Land, Environment, Resources and Health programme at University of Padova  is to understand the processes governing natural and agricultural ecosystems and food quality and to train researchers in integrated strategies for the management of natural resources, for promoting an intersectoral rural and agri-food development and associated bio-based economic activities. The emphasis is on basic and applied research on agri-forest ecosystems, sustainable technologies, innovative management options and integrated policies.

An international network

LERH has a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) agreement with the EC Joint Research Centre (JRC) for supporting research activities of the PhD students of common interest. LERH is participating to the Erasmus Mundus program Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) supported by the European Commission to enhance and promote European higher education throughout the world. FONASO Consortium includes globally top ranked universities and leading International research organisations. The programme builds on existing research schools and environments, taking the best from each to build up joint supervision, activities and doctoral candidate courses. The Consortium consists of 7 partner institutions and 13 associate institutions.Our partner institutions in the FONASO program are:

  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Bangor University, UK
  • Dresden University, Germany
  • University of Göttingen, Germany
  • AgroParisTech, France

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consumer Attitudes Towards Food Quality Attributes
  • Geographical Indications
  • Forest Governance Issues Related To Illegal Logging, Deforestation, Forest Degradation And Corruption
  • Wine Economics And Policy
  • The Role Of Social Innovation In Enhancing The Adaptation Capacity Of Rural Communities To Climate Change
  • Economic Valuation Of Environmental Resources And Non-market Goods 
  • Energy Markets And Demand Analysis
  • Community-based Forest Management: Resilience, Adaptation And Impact On Natural Resources
  • Landscape And Economy
  • Italian Food Exports And Foreign Consumer Perception

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must have the Italian Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale or an academic qualification issued by a foreign university and recognized as equivalent to the aforementioned qualifications by the academic authorities or by interuniversity agreements of cooperation and mobility. 
Eligible applications are evaluated by a PhD Assessment Committee according to the following criteria: academic potential as indicated by 
  • a very good university degree and documented research achievements (CV - Europass format);  
  • publications, preferably in journals with peer review; 
  • a research synopsis that closely relates to one of the LERH research topics
  • academic references
  • letter of motivation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    374 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 187 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    374 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 187 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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