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    PhD Course

    Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology

Training Project

The educational activities include training, disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities, and the so called “cross-cutting” activities, as described below.

The training is carried out under the direct supervision of the student’s supervisor. The training is continued along the entire time span of the doctorate in parallel with the monitoring of the progresses achieved by the student in her/his research activities.

Specific teaching is organized into two major annual events, namely the “Winter School” and the “AS&B Annual workshop”, both in English. The winter school is being held each year normally in February, in different locations. All students of the AS&B PhD school must attend at least two winter schools during their triennium. Each winter school is organized in 5 days and approximately includes 20 hours seminars/teaching, and 20 hours of practical work. The topics of the winter school are planned by the board of professors and the students for each cycle (3 years).

The “AS&B Annual workshop” is carried out within 3-4 days in Summer each year. The entire community of students and the teaching board participate to the event. It is dedicated to the presentation, analysis and discussion of the advancement of the research project of each student enrolled in the first or in the second year. Third year student do not present their project during the workshop but in a special session, named “exam simulation” that is normally held in mid November. In the “exam simulation” the entire PhD student work is revised.

During the course all PhD students will attend some scientific conferences and meetings. A dedicated funding is available for that purpose. This activity is monitored by the supervisor and the coordinator. In addition, several seminars are organized on topics of general interest during the year.

Furthermore, all students are expected to attend the “cross-cutting” courses organized by Uniud on topics of general relevance in science. They include topics related to Language skills (English for academic and specific purposes), Computer skills, safety and health at work, exploitation of research results and intellectual and industrial property, public speaking, research management, knowledge of research systems and funding systems (research activity and mobility in UE and extra UE), skills in scientific writing and in job search.

Previous Cycles:

Training Project - XXXVII Cycle
Training Project - XXXVI Cycle