PhD program in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Related Industrial Innovation

The institution

The University of Pavia, founded in 1361, is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. Today almost 24,000 students, from both Italy and overseas, study at our University. Pavia, as a city-campus, offers students a unique experience in Italy and rare in Europe: to stay at one of 20 University colleges. Pavia is a city in northern Italy with 70,000 inhabitants located 30 km south of Milan, connected by regional and suburban trains every 10 minutes. Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Pavia’s campus offers a unique university experience to students who can enjoy countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts and sport activities, at all levels.

The program

The PhD in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Related Industrial Innovation has the aim of training young graduates to academic scientific research and to its applications in industry, in the more up-to-date frontline areas within Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The PhD student will carry out her/his research along one of three curricula, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Industrial, joining one of the laboratories in the Chemistry Department or in the Drug Sciences Department. The main research lines typical of the ChemicalPharmaceutical and Industrial curriculum are described in the PhD site. Beside laboratory research under the tutoring of a Professor or Researcher of the Chemistry Department or of the Drug Sciences Department, the PhD students will attend advanced courses, held by members of the two departments, that can be chosen among the list of 20 courses presently offered, in order to reach a total amount of 24 CFU (96 hours) along the three-years program. Attendance to departmental seminars, international and national workshops, schools, congresses and conferences will also be an important part of the formative path of the PhD students, along with public annual presentations of their own results.

Both for Italian and non-Italian speaking PhD students, all the activities (including the PhD thesis) will be in English. More information can be found in the PhD course site.

Coordinator of the PhD program: Prof. Giorgio Colombo

PhD program website