The PhD Programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Food Science and Technology in Italy


PHD CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! (37° CYCLE, 2021-2024)

Do you feel sincerely and passionately interested in agricultural and food sciences? If so, a third-cycle education might be for you. The PhD Programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Food Science and Technology (STAAA) offers specialization in ten broad fields of the Agricultural & Food Sciences that reflect the focus of the DISTAL which is one of Italy's foremost Department in this field. Call deadline: May 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM

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T-ER INTERNATIONAL TALENTS EMILIA-ROMAGNA

This programme is especially dedicated to international PhD students/PhDs living in Emilia-Romagna region or PhD students and professionals (who was born or who studied in this territory) come back after a period abroad, aiming to connect with other talents in the region and to share her/his experience through this network. The first round of examination will take place on April 19, 2021, so registration is still open.

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START CUP ER 2021

Start Cup ER 2021 is an additional interesting initiative launched by Emilia-Romagna region. This is a competition between innovative projects presented by master students, PhD students and young researchers. Deadline is on May 3, 2021 and a Presentation Webinar will be held on April 13th at 5:00 p.m.

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MARCO POLO MOBILITY PROGRAMME FOR PHDS STUDENTS IS AVAILABLE

The Marco Polo is a programme funded by Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences for providing financial support for young researchers working at DISTAL in order to spend a period toward foreign research centers. The Council of the DISTAL decided that Ph.D. students in STAAA have high priority in access the Marco Polo budget. Deadline: April 30th, 2021.

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APPLICATIONS FOR ERASMUS+ MOBILITY FOR TRAINEESHIPS ARE ALSO OPEN FOR PHD STUDENTS (DEADLINE WEDNESDAY 12 MAY 2021, 1 P.M.)

Within the Erasmus + Mobility for traineeship scheme a.y. 2021/22, a call is issued for applications to do two/three-month paid traineeships in EU countries.

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EU AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK 2020-30

Agri-food sector shown resilience, still Covid-19 recovery to have long-term impacts

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A LONG FOOD MOVEMENT: TRANSFORMING FOOD SYSTEMS BY 2045

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has released a new report in collaboration with the ETC Group: 'A Long Food Movement: Transforming Food Systems by 2045'

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V FORUM AGRIFOOD (NOMISMA)

Innovation and Green Technologies for the European Green Deal in Agrifood sector

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STAAA PHDS AWARDED WITH “MICHELE STANCA 2021” PRIZE

We are delighted to announce that two STAAA PhDs (Nicolò Regazzi and Francesco Cavazza) have been awarded with “Michele Stanca 2021” Prize by Associazione Italiana Società Scientifiche Agrarie.

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ARE YOU FROM INDUSTRY, SMES, RESEARCH INSTITUTES? DEVELOP YOUR RESEARCH PROJECTS WITH US!

Companies can establish joint research and training activities with our doctoral Programme, working on research topics of common interest.

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PRECISION AGRICULTURE

Precision agriculture is the use of technology to improve the ratio between agricultural output (usually food) and agricultural input (land, energy, water, fertilisers, pesticides, etc.). Increased use of precision agriculture could have a considerable impact on the future of farming in Europe.

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FUTURE TRANSITIONS FOR THE BIOECONOMY TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND A CLIMATE-NEUTRAL ECONOMY

The 2018 EU Bioeconomy Strategy aims to develop a circular, sustainable bioeconomy for Europe, strengthening the connection between economy, society, and environment. It addresses global challenges such as meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations and the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement. A circular, sustainable bioeconomy can be a core instrument for the Green Deal in the post-COVID-19 era, making the EU more sustainable and competitive.

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PHD'S SATISFACTION SURVEY 2019

95% of the PhDs have succeeded in finding a job 3 years after having finished their PhD (92% after 1 years).

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OPEN SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

The University of Bologna is involved in the process of developing an open, transparent, and shared science. It has included Open Science in its 2019-2021 strategical plan and has set out a University policy based on open access to research publications and data.

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