National Programmes

The University of Padua is actively involved in the establishment of the two National Doctorates activated by the MUR starting from the 37th cycle (a.y. 21/22) in which the main Italian universities and major research institutions are involved:

the National PhD programme in Sustainable Development and Climate Change, established by the Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS di Pavia, in agreement with 30 Italian Athenaeum. Its purpose is to prepare the future generations to reshape a resilient society, able to best manage the issue of climate change and rethink the processes of sustainable development, no longer measured in terms of simple economic development exclusively. The main topic of the PhD programme is the study of the complexity arising from the interrelationships among technological progress, availability of natural resources, migrations, rights, wellness and quality of life of the present and future generation, climate change, territorial specificities, accessibility to water and food.

the National PhD Programme in Artificial Intelligence, which represents the first national initiative about this topic. The programme was launched in July 2020 from the collaboration among CNR, Università di Pisa, Università di Roma Sapienza, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Università di Napoli "Federico II" and Politecnico di Torino.

Doctoral Degrees - PhD Office

in Via Venezia 15, 35131 Padova 
Ground mail: via 8 febbraio 2 - 35122 Padova
tel. +39 049 827 6071 - fax +39 049 827 6379

Public opening hours: Monday: 10-13, Tuesday 10–13 and 15–16.30, Wednesday: 10–13, Thursday: 10–15, Friday: 10-13

Following the measures adopted for the COVID-19 emergency and in order to counter the spread of the virus, the front office can be accessed preferably by reservation.
Please note that, in accordance with the provisions of D.L. 122/2021, anyone accessing the structures of the national university system must possess and exhibit the COVID-19 Green Certificate.
To book an appointment, please visit and follow the instructions on the screen.