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Call for PhD positions

NEW: Call for PhD positions XXXV cycle 2019/20

Research themes

Application deadline: 2 August 2019 12:00 (CET)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest academic qualification in the Italian University. The main objective during the course of PhD studies is to learn the methods for scientific research, either basic or applied, in the chosen field of investigation.

The Doctorate of Earth, Environmental and Resources Science is held by the Departmento of of Earth, Environmental and Resources Science - DiSTAR dell'Università di Napoli Federico II, with the participation of INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano section of Napoli.

The research topics basically cover all the classical disciplines of the Earth Sciences (such as Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Geomorphology, Engineering Geology, Paleontology, Vulcanology, Geophysics, Applied Geophysic, Meteorology, Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology) and might possibly include interdisciplinary investigations. Further details can be found using the Research areas of the DiSTAR, INGV and Osservatorio Vesuviano websites linked above and moreover at Research Projects

PhD students will have to attend some statutory courses, especially during their first year, but each student will also have a specific personal course program, agreed with the supervisor and approved by the Academic Board



The Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e delle Risorse – DiSTAR (Department of Earth, Environmental and Resources Science) of the University of Napoli Federico II is one of the oldest Italian research institutes devoted to Earth Sciences. The establishment of the originary Istituto di Geologia e Geofisica (Geology and Geophysics Institute) is related to those of the Real Museo Mineralogico (Royal Mineralogical Museum) and the Osservatorio Vesuviano (Vesuvian Observatory) in AD 1801 and 1841, respectively. Today, the DiSTAR hosts a community of researchers, whose expertise covers the whole spectrum of Earth Sciences, including: stratigraphy, structural geology, geomorphology, engineering geology, paleontology, volcanology, geophysics, applied geophysics, meteorology, georesources, geochemistry, mineralogy, and petrology. Read all
Offered courses
Undergraduate DegreeGeological Sciences

Curricula magistrali in:

  > Georisorse e Territorio

  > Rischio Ambientale e Vulcanico

  > Rischi Idrogeologici

  > Geofisica e Vulcanologia Fisica