The training activities in our PhD Program are founded upon three primary pillars: course attendance, seminar participation, and involvement in the Journal Club activities.
The courses proposed by our PhD Programme are divided into Interdisciplinary Courses and Thematic Courses, the complete list is reported below. Students are required to enroll in each course they plan to attend by filling the course enrollment form that will be available in the moodle web platform and that will be opened by the PhD Office, at the beginning of each semester. Once the student is enrolled in a course his/her attendance will be mandatory. For the courses proposed by our PhD Program, the Course Certification of the Attendance (available on moodle) will be signed and approved by the Instructor of the course.
In addition to these courses, external courses may also be considered after approval of a written request (template available on moodle) signed by the Student and the Supervisor and sent to the PhD Office. At the end of the course, in order to get recognition of attendance for external courses, students shall obtain a certificate of attendance signed by the Instructor.
Seminars proposed by the PhD Programme are announced by email by the PhD Office. Seminars external to our Course may also be considered. In order to certificate the attendance of the seminar students shall bring with them the Seminar Certificate of Attendance sheet (available on moodle), fill it in with the required information and have it signed by the speaker.
Journal Club activities are organized by members of the Academic Board within each curriculum. Students have to critically present a recent paper to other PhD students. The topic of the paper has to be general enough to be of broad interest. Attendance to JC meetings must be at least 75%.
Requirements and duties
Teaching Activity requirements are the following:
- Attendance of a minimum of three courses within the three-year period is mandatory. Among the three courses at least two must be selected among the Interdisciplinary Core Courses list proposed by our PhD Programme.
- Attendance of a minimum of 10 seminars per year is mandatory. Of these a minimum of 7 have to be proposed by our PhD Programme.
- Attendance of a minimum of 75% of the Journal club meetings is mandatory.
Your training activities will be reported in a Progress Report document, which must be endorsed by your Supervisor and submitted following the indication provided by email by the PhD Office at the conclusion of each year (specific deadlines will be communicated via email by the PhD Office).