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PhD position in Mountain Environment and Agriculture
Freie Universität Bozen - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (unibz) was founded in 1997 as a multilingual, internationally oriented institution.
The university promotes the free exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge, linking itself to the European humanities
tradition and laying the foundations for its society by promoting respect for democratic principles. Its international
orientation is further emphasized by its commitment to multilingualism and its international academic staff and student body.
The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano champions research at the highest of levels, is committed to excellence and the advancement
of knowledge through critical and independent scholarship and values freedom to push the frontiers of knowledge forward. Research
projects which are interdisciplinary, international or which have local relevance are particularly encouraged. In this respect,
unibz endorses research, and is especially committed to promoting young researchers.
A public competition for the allocation of PhD positions in Mountain Environment and Agriculture is announced, for
• 14 positions, of which 8 positions will be covered by grants, and 3 places are reserved for international students in possession of a grant.
This PhD Research Programme lasts three years during which the PhD students will actively attend the teaching and scientific activities.
The final thesis must be completed in English and must have a complete abstract in German and Italian. PhD students have the opportunity
therefore to benefit from the special multilingual environment that the University offers, which include various events in Italian, German
or other languages (seminars, optional courses, social events, etc). The PhD programme comprises lectures and research activities that can
be attended at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and at universities abroad. The time spent abroad can be at one of the foreign universities
with which this University has an agreement or at other universities or research centres.
Duration: 3 years Scientific areas:
Agricultural economics and rural appraisal
Arboriculture and fruitculture
Vegetable and ornamental crops
Forest management and silviculture
Agricultural hydraulics and watershed protection
Agricultural machinery and mechanization
General and applied entomology
Environmental and applied botany
Physical geography and geomorphology
Official teaching language: English
Further information about the PhD programme can be found here.
The application can be submitted here by 9 July 2018.