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PhD courses

PhD Courses

Students are selected yearly by means of an entrance examination held in Trieste; extra-EU candidates can also be admitted through a preselection based on academic qualifications only. At the end of a three- or four-year course of study and research students are admitted to the final examination to obtain the Ph.D. degree, equivalent to the Italian "Dottore di ricerca". There are 11 courses available, covering the three main research areas of Physics, Mathematics and Neurosciences.

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Astroparticle Physics

Astrophysics and Cosmology

Cognitive Neuroscience

Functional and Structural Genomics

Geometry and Mathematical Physics

Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Application


Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems

Statistical Physics

Theoretical Particle Physics

Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter