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).

150-hours students’ collaborations

The International Office selects MA/PhD students for 150-hours students’ collaborations to support the evaluation procedure of international prospective degree seekers.The call is open to MA/PhD students from the  Department of Environmental Sciences Informatics Statistics.

Deadline for applications: 12th February 2018 at 12.30 PM.

Collaborative PhD programme, in partnership with:

Schmack Biogas
Società Estense Servizi Ambientali

Doctorate Coordinator

Prof. Bruno Pavoni, 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;
  • Dynamics of environmental processes;
  • Environmental reclamation and technologies;
  • Earth science;
  • Territorial and resource management;
  • Microbiology;
  • Environmental biotechnology and biochemistry;
  • 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