Doctoral programs2023-03-27 23:29
Call for International Research Doctorates in Architecture and Urban Planning – Cycle 38,
. The notice
The Notice for admission to the International Doctorate in Architecture and Urban Planning (I.D.A.U.P.) for the academic year 2022/2023 (XXXVIII Cycle) at the University of Ferrara and Polis University of Tirana (Albania)
- Download the notice – Deadline: July, 25 – 2022h. 12:00 (Italian Time)
- Download the sheet
- Instructions for completing the online application form trough PICA System
NB: The project sheets relating to the topics defined by the Ministrial Decree 351/2022 and 352/2022 are visible on this webpage.
The course has been activated throughout an international agreement signed between the Università degli Studi di Ferrara (Italy) and the Polis University of Tirana (Albania). Slovak University of Technology (SLK), University Do Minho (PT) and Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, Michigan – USA) participate in training and researching activities provided for the Ph.D.
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The research topics are available on the webpage of the PhD course. Selection application forms, together with all documents listed below, must be submitted using the online procedure
The choice made will be binding and determine the allocation of available places, which shall be awarded according to the order of final classification, until all places depletion. The Commission shall evaluate the Candidates’ qualifications and interview. For the acceptance of the admission application, each candidate must also have at least 2 recommendation letters written and signed by teachers, experts, researchers or professionals, qualified for the course’s topics. The interview will be conducted via conference call on the Internet: interviews will be held within September 16th, 2022. After the proceedings approval, the list shall be published on this web-page. Candidates admitted to the course will be enrolled by both Partner Institutions:
Ferrara University: information will be available here
Evaluation of Qualifications
Final ranking list
We inform all 38 cycle future UniFE PhD students that will available housing opportunities at discounted price rental. Information and request form will be published at the IUSS College page.
Note / Attention
1. Candidates with a research contract
a. Are engaged in full time research activities at Polis University
2. Candidates applying for a positions reserved to Republic of Albany public employees
a. Must be involved in research activity in an institution that deals with research activities according to Albanian low in higher education.
b. Must guarantee 40% of the research time at Polis University, while the rest of the research time is dedicated to the institution from which they come.
c. The candidate must upload online in the category other documents a document that guarantee that he/she is working in an institution interested in research activities
This year, POLIS University encourages and welcomes applications that incorporate subjects, objectives, or dimensions of just green transition, as defined under the frame of the EU Green Deal.
Some potential areas of interest that can influence or be incorporated in the research proposals’ themes are:
(Just) Green Transition policies and planning instruments;
Circular economy as a means to ensure the green transition in a territory, community, or industry;
Nature-base solutions for green transition; Ecosystem services for enabling green transition/s;
Costs and benefits of green transitions in a territory, community, industry, or space;
Initiatives, designs, and processes that align with the New European Bauhaus of EU, aiming at contributing to space transformation at any scale (city, public space, urban production, housing, etc.) by people through innovation, citizen science and engagement and aiming at the reduction of Carbon emissions.
Infrastructure and energy systems innovations and transitions to lower Carbon emissions and contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation;
Innovative materials, structures and designs that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gasses and climate change adaptation and mitigation;
Climate resilience disaster risk reduction/management for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Regardless of their research focus – on Architecture or Planning, students are encouraged to incorporate the green transition dimension in their research proposals and objectives, regardless of the particular focus of their research. Green Transition is cross-cutting to so many areas of life and we would like our PhD researchers to critically think of how to enable a green transition analysis in their research interests.
Out of the enrolled PhD candidates, one will be co-supervised by two external experts/researchers, besides POLIS and Ferrara University supervisors. The potential pool of co-supervisors brings researchers from the Polytechnic University of Turin, University of Belgrade, and Nordregio in Sweden. This is made possible under the framework of the Twinning Horizon Europe project “GreenFORCE – Foster Research Excellence for Green Transition in the Western Balkans”, where POLIS University is a partner.