PhD Higher Education in PaviaWARNING: The PhD office will be closed from August 12 to august 16, 2013.
The Doctorate is a Post-Graduate qualification, at the highest level of education, established for the first time in Italy in 1980. PhD is an acronym of the Latin ‘Philosophiae Doctor’. The term Philosophy is used here with the original meaning of the Greek word: love of learning. The doctoral teaching began in Germany in the early nineteenth century, and today it is going through a phase of reflection at a European level and beyond. In particular, the importance of a PhD in today’s modern society is in constant debate.
It is a common view that the complexity of our society leads, next to an unstoppable development, to many sustainability issues that can only be addressed by highlevel researchers. Therefore, in order to improve the quality of life in a global sense, it is essential to initiate doctoral training in an appropriate manner, to prepare young people who have the potential to create innovation and economic growth based on knowledge.
Consequently, the skills sets acquired through PhDs must be addressed and rethought, and the major change of direction can only begin within the University which has a crucial role in the renewal process and content of the doctoral institution.
The University of Pavia is very much involved in developing new pathways that allow research students not only to develop their skills useful for future careers in academia, but also the skills necessary to be active outside of University. The Board of Directors of the five PhD Schools that make up the Institution of PhD Higher Education, has for some time been engaged in a mission to improve the quality of the PhD content and consequently the preparation of doctoral students. Particular attention is given to internationalization, organization of structured teaching, of high quality content held in English, and implementation of initiatives that strengthen the link between university, research and the business world.
All this allows us to make our problem solving postgraduates competitive at both a national and international level.
Prof. Guglielmina Ranzani
Pavia PhD Higher Education Coordinator
Macro-area in Science and Technology:
Physics; Mathematics and Statistics; Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Bioengineering and Bioinformatics; Civil and Building Engineering / Architecture; Electronics, Computer science and Electrical Engineering; Microelectronics
Macro-area in Life Science:
Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology; Experimental Medicine; Psychology, Health and Statystical Sciences; Biomedical Sciences
Macro-area in Humanistic and Social Science:
Sciences of Literary and Musical Text; Private Law, Roman Law and European Legal Culture; Public Law, Criminal and International Justice; Economics and Management of Technology (DREAMT); History
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Via Ferrata, 1 - Pavia