In this webpage you can find the main research topics developed by the PhD in Science and Management in Climate Change and useful information for the PhD students.
For a complete list of the doctoral thesis, please see the catalogue.
The PhD programme in Science and Management of Climate Change is part of the research training activities proposed by VICCS - Venice Centre for Climate Studies, an inter-disciplinary research centre based at the Ca’ Foscari University, focusing on the assessment, detection, quantification, communication and facilitation of sustainable solutions to global change problems.
Most of the projects developed during the PhD are included in the research activities of three main bodies, Università Ca' Foscari, CMCC and OGS:
Other institutions, laboratories and research centers offer several research opportunities on a wide collection of topics, including internship opportunities required to obtain the MPhil title:
PhD Students are involved in several research groups, among which:
The period abroad is an important moment for the PhD student. It contributes to the knowledge and experience of the student, helping him/her to work closely with other research groups and people. It is fundamental to build up the professional network of the future researcher.
The second and the third years of the course are mainly devoted to a period of research and study in a foreign institution. This period lasts from minimum 6 up to 18 months and an increasing of 50% of the scholarship is granted for the entire period abroad. Destinations and reference researchers are planned in accordance with the PhD tutors, and prior to departure students must obtain the approval from the PhD Board.
Once abroad, PhD students are expected to attend advanced classes, seminars and carry out useful research. A detailed written report on these activities must be submitted at the end of the research period and it will be part of the evidence on which admission to the third year is granted.
Main foreign research period destinations:
PhD students undertaking considerable research periods abroad may be awarded a Joint Research PhD
The assessment of PhD students' progress in research will take place twice a year, mainly through papers submissions and public presentations.
Second and third year PhD students present their research work during a summer PhD Research Day
Fourth year PhD students are required to:
give a preliminary presentations of their thesis in the first semester
discuss a thesis pre-defence at the end of the second semester
All PhD thesis will be externally reviewed by international referees prior to final sumbission.
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Last update: 04/02/2019