Call for applications

Admission to Doctoral Programmes is gained through a highly selective application process, subject to international attention.
Deadline for call for applications a.y. 2017/18: April, 27th 2017 1 PM (Italian time).

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In partnership with:

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale

Doctorate Coordinator

Prof Carlo Barbante, Ca' Foscari University

Educational aims

The PhD programme was founded through Ca’ Foscari’s collaboration with the Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, a national and world leader in international climate change research. The main objective is to prepare experts with a broad and thorough scientific background in economics, in addition to a solid base of original and innovative research on themes regarding the dynamics of climate change, and the methodologies and techniques used in their evaluation and management in terms of mitigation and adaptation measures and policy.

The doctorate has two main subject areas:

  1. Dynamic Climatology at the CMCC in Bologna;
  2. Impact and Management of Climate Change at the Department of Economics at Ca’ Foscari.

The course is taught entirely in English.

Research themes

  • Dynamics of Climate Variation,
  • Climate Changes in the past,
  • Methods and techniques of climate change management and the economic evaluation of its impact,
  • Cost-benefit analysis of mitigation and adaptation policy,
  • Various other themes regarding the study of climate change and the management of the associated environmental and socioeconomic processes.

Professional profiles

Through the acquisition of a sound scientific understanding of how to approach climate change on a global level, the PhD graduate will be able to carry out leadership roles in the academic world, in consultancy, and also in the energy and insurance sectors, both private and public.

For information on educational activities

Federica Varosio
Tel: +39 041 234 9125


Department of Economics, 
San Giobbe, Cannaregio 873
30123 Venezia [map]