PhD Programme in Science and Management of Climate Change – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS A.Y. 2011-2012

The PhD Programme in Science and Management of Climate Change is jointly organized by the Ca’ Foscari University of

Venice and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), an integrated, multi-disciplinary frontier research center for

understanding, controlling and adapting to Climate Change.

The main objectives of this PhD Programme are to provide the job market with experts with a broad, in-depth, scientific and socio-economic background, as well as with a sound and innovative research experience focusing on the dynamics of climate change, the design and execution of numerical and mathematical models of the climate and the economy, the methodologies and techniques for evaluation, management and assessment, in terms of mitigation and adaptation measures and policies.

The Programme is organised in two Streams:

  • Dynamic climatology, at CMCC in Bologna
  • Climate change impact and management, at the Department of Economics of the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice

The programme, taught in English, lasts for three years. Twelve courses are planned for the first academic year (available at the programme website, in order to provide students with the state of the art of the scientific findings related to the two disciplinary streams. These also foresee common activities with the objective of offering tools to build a sound scientific, managerial and economic base for the general comprehension of the broader theme of climate change, with the opportunity for in depth studies of specific issues and for experiencing a multidisciplinary approach.

The second year is aimed at providing the PhD candidates with an experience of research in a foreign institution, while the third year is mainly devoted to the preparation of the thesis which will be externally reviewed by international referees.

The Call for Applications for the academic year 2011/2012 will be opened on the 31st of January and closed on the 22nd of March 2011.

The Call for Application (PDF File), general information, and forms for the PhD Programme on Science and Management of Climate Change can be downloaded here after the opening of the call. If you would like to receive an alert when the call opens, please write to in order to be added in our mailing list.

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