Admission to the Doctoral Programme is only through public selection. The call for applications is open to students of all nationalities, who have an Italian "laurea specialistica"  or "laurea magistrale" - i.e. who are graduates - a university degree according the previous Italian regulation, or equivalent degree qualification obtained abroad, i.e. Master of Science Degree.

This year call for applications - intake 2020/21 is closed.
All details about this year selection are available  here (English version available on the top right web-page)

Reserved topic positions for the intake 2020/21.
  • AGRI01 - Understanding of grapevine communication mediated by volatile organic compounds for the resistance against downy mildew - VOLAGRAPE
    (Michele Perazzolli; Michael Oberhuber; Peter Robatscher)
  • AGRI02 - Enhancement of plant tolerance to cold stress by psychrotolerant bacteria and characterization of the involved mechanisms - COLDERANCE
    (Michele Perazzolli; Rainer Schuhmacher)
  • AGRI03 - Research and Development of new biological alternatives based on Plant Extracts, Microbials and soft chemistry for the control of the Grapevine pathogen Downy Mildew (Plasmopara viticola) as a base for the development of new IPM strategies in the crop
    (Gerardo Puopolo; Dario Sterzi, Gowan)
  • AGRI04 - Dissecting the genetic and physiological mechanisms of grapevine resilience to heat stress
    (Laura Costantini, Luca Cappellin)
  • AGRI05 - QualiMap: Genetic mapping of fruit quality traits in pear (Fabrizio Costa; Jordi Giné Bordonaba)
  • AGRI06 - New strategies for Botrytis bunch rot control for a sustainable viticulture
    (Giulia Malacarne)
  • AGRI-FOOD07 -Management of varietal thiols in wines using biotechnical tools” - “Biothiols” (Tomas Roman; Tiziana Nardin)
  • AGRI-FOOD08 - Eno Functional Agro Pedology: Agro pedological determinants of fine chemical composition, quality and shelf life of Trentino's white wines. "PEDOWINES"
    (Giorgio Nicolini, Roberto Larcher, Tiziana Nardin)
  • FOOD09 - Traceability and authenticity of food using 1H-NMR profiling
    (Camin Federica, Bontempo Luana)
  • ENV10 - Development and application of a Flow-tracking Polar Organic Chemical Integrated Sampler for quantifying of pesticides fluxes in Alpine streams - FLOW-POCIS
    (Guido Zolezzi, Roberto Larcher)
  • ENV11 - Impact of human activities on the hydrology and water resources of mountains areas of Adige and Tevere rivers basins
    (Riccardo Rigon, Christian Massari)
  • ENV12 - Assessment of atmospheric flows and turbulence over sloping terrain and their impacts on agricultural operations and crop protection - MOUNTAGRIMET
    (Dino Zardi)
  • ENV13 - River Ecomorphodynamic modelling
    (Annunziato Siviglia, Walter Bertoldi)
  • ENV14 - Changes in the Mediterranean climate with global warming: Impacts on water resources
    (Simona Bordoni)
  • ENV15 - Movement behavior impacts and population consequences of an intensive white-tailed deer sterilization program in New York City
    (Francesca Cagnacci)
  • ENV16 - ENV-16 Hydro-morphodynamics and water-related ecosystem services in near-natural river corridors and wetlands
    (Guido Zolezzi, Davide Geneletti)

For details of the reserved topics, please check the download box.


Examination's schedule

  • Deadline for applications: 20 August 2020, hrs. 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2);
  • Assessment of qualifications: starting from August 24, 2020;
  • Publication of the list of candidates admitted to the interviews: within 8 September 2020;
  • Interviews: from 14 to 18 September, 2020.
    Candidates will be informed about the exact schedule via e-mail.