Seminar activities are organised as follows:

  • PhD Seminars and seminars/conferences organised as part of the PhD Course
  • Free choice (internal or external seminars and conferences).

The mandatory seminars and conferences serve a twofold purpose: to homogenise the basic knowledge of the participants, whose disciplinary background is heterogeneous, and to provide a state of the art of the perspectives and research methodologies of the disciplines represented in the course. The other free-choice activities, to be agreed upon with the tutor, respond to the need to provide analytical and methodological insights that are useful both to PhD students in the context of their own doctoral programmes and to lecturers in the context of ongoing research projects.

The PhD Seminars, compulsory for the three years of the PhD programme, allow 0.5 CFU every 4 hours and are devoted to the research topics of the course, favouring an interdisciplinary approach.

Contributing to the teaching programme are the transversal training activities referred to in Art. 4, paragraph 3, of the Regulation as per Ministerial Decree no. 226 of 14 December 2021, concerning information technology, research management, knowledge of research and funding systems, valorisation of research results and intellectual property.

The free-choice training activities (courses, seminars, laboratories, conferences, including external ones) are selected by the doctoral student in agreement with the tutor, for a maximum of a further 30 CFU (i.e. up to the maximum limit for the three-year period of 60 CFU of frontal teaching). In this context, the doctoral programme also includes Workshops, which are designed on the basis of the doctoral students’ current research and cognitive and research requirements.