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).

Collaborative PhD programme, in partnership with:

Schmack Biogas
Società Estense Servizi Ambientali

Doctorate Coordinator

Prof. Gabriele Capodaglio, Ca' Foscari University

Educational Aims

The PhD programme is designed to research solutions to the various global issues (environment, ecology, social development) with the aim of promoting an interdisciplinary approach. The main objective is to examine and develop knowledge of the environmental system dynamics through improving the quality of the available data, refining the understanding of the processes in place (through the development of assessment techniques and adaptation of the security networks) and perfecting the information gathered (macroscale) from higher levels of modelisation.

Research themes

  • Biology,
  • Ecology,
  • Environmental chemistry;
  • Environmental processes and their dynamics;
  • Environmental redevelopment and technologies,
  • Earth science,
  • Territory management and its resources;
  • Microbiology;
  • Environmental biochemistry and biotechnology;
  • Environmental physics.

Professional Profiles

Through the acquisition of a sound and extremely interdisciplinary background in analysis of environmental system dynamics and their issues, the PhD graduates will be able to incorporate themselves into all potential areas in which environmental research is carried out (Italian and overseas universities, private and public research bodies, authorized environmental protection corporations and, importantly, private or shared private-public businesses and organisations involved in the research and management of environmental issues).

For information on educational activities

Secretariat of PhD Programmes DAIS
Nicola Miotello
Tel: 041 234 8693 - Fax: 041 524 8584


Scientific Campus, via Torino - Mestre
Alfa building, 3rd floor, room n. 312