PhD in Polar Sciences

PhD in
Polar Sciences

Calls for applications
Annual call a.y. 2023/2024 - 39th cycle

Ca' Foscari University has opened the call for applications for the PhD programmes 39th cycle (a.y. 2023/2024)
The application for admission must be completed, via the online procedure, by Wednesday 31 May 2023 - 1.00 pm (Italian time)

All information about the procedures for participating in the competition is available in the annual call.

For further information, please contact the PhD Office (



PhD overview

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Educational aims

The objective of the PhD programme in Polar Sciences is to prepare students with in-depth scientific competences and original and innovative research activities for becoming experts on topics related to recent and past environmental and climate changes of the polar regions and of the glaciated areas of high altitude/low latitudes sites.

The state of the art of the scientific knowledge will be made available for the students for building a robust scientific understanding of the processes regulating the climate changes occurring in the polar regions with an interdisciplinary approach.

Associated partners are:

  • National Research Council of Italy
  • University of Milano-Bicocca
  • University of Pisa
  • Insubria University
  • National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology

The programme is taught entirely in English.

Duration: 4 years

Research themes

  • Glaciology
  • Ice core sciences
  • Ice sheet Modeling
  • Polar Biology
  • Polar Oceanography
  • Paleoclimate
  • Paleoceanography
  • Polar Climate
  • Remote Sensing
  • Polar Geography and Geopolitics
  • Spectral Methods for Climatic Time Series
  • Data Mining

Professional profiles

The PhD programme in Polar Sciences will form a new generation of scientists, experts and professionals with a holistic view of the polar environments and climate. They will be able to cover leadership roles in the academia, in national and international research centres for dealing with the great challenges imposed by Global Climate Changes in these highly vulnerable areas.