Call for PhD positions and scholarships at the University of Padova

Deadline for applications: 16 June 2020

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The University of Padova in Italy invites excellent students to apply for its three-year full-time doctoral programme in Land, Environment, Resources and Health (LERH). A total of 13 PhD positions and 12 scholarships will be offered to the best applicants.

LERH is a programme of excellence to study the processes that govern natural and agricultural ecosystems and food quality and to train researchers in integrated natural resource management strategies to promote cross-sectoral rural and agri-food development and related bio-based economic activities. Emphasis is placed on basic and applied research on agroforestry ecosystems, sustainable technologies, innovative management options and integrated policies.

Application requirements

The call for has been published in the University of Padova and in the LERH course websites. The programme is open to students from all countries, provided they have a Master’s degree or equivalent. Students who will graduate by 30 September 2020 can also apply. Applicants are invited to apply online:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A research proposal
  • Degree certificates
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) but not compulsory
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Scientific publications (if any)

About LEHR programme

LERH is part of one of the oldest higher education institutions in the world, the University of Padova, located in the North-East of Italy. The recent national research assessment ranked the University of Padua first in the scientific field, including agriculture and forestry. The LERH PhD course, organised by the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (TESAF), offers an international programme with a long tradition of quality and success that complements the offer of the Bachelor and Master’s department. LERH offers a stimulating learning and research environment to students from all over the world.

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SOURCEUniversity of Padova
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Davide Pettenella
Davide Pettenella is full professor at the University of Padova, Italy, where he teaches forest economics. He has published more than 400 papers through his research activities and field work within programmes financed by the European Commission, FAO, European Forestry Institute, World Bank, and by Italian national and regional institutions.