PhD Course in Life and Environmental Science

Doctoral Course Committee dottorandi con il Prof. Marincioni Optional courses second year
Academic Affairs Office (activities related to teaching and training)
Didactic Unit
Paola Baldini  (email, tel. 071 2204512)
Monica Ferraioli  (email, tel. 071 2204429)
UNIVPM Doctoral Admission and Registrar’s Office 
(administrative and practical forms)
Doctorate and research service 
Piazza Roma 22
60122 Ancona  (email
Paola Frezzi  (email, tel. 071 2202217)
All students must attend at least 2/3 of the lectures offered by the Board of Tutors and the external course on the "Philosophy of science”. At the end of each year, a check will be carried out on the basis of the lectures attendance sheets signed by the students. In the case of unjustified absences or default of this obligations, the School Council may decide to expel the student from the PhD program, with the consequent loss of the scholarship, if perceived.
If a student could not attend some of the lectures for undeferrable commitments related to their research, a justification can be obtained through a statement signed by the student’s Tutor.
Period of Study Abroad
If a student wish to carry out part of his or her research project in a foreign research institution (from a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 18 months), they must submit to the Academic Affairs Office of the Doctoral School of Science the following documents:
(a) a written request to the Director of the Doctoral School of Science indicating the foreign institutions, the period of permanence and the planned activities. Such request must be endorsed by the Tutor.
(b) a signed letter of invitation from the hosting foreign research institution. 
On the basis of these documents the Doctoral School Committee will decide whether or not granting the authorization. 
Final Progress Report
Students ready to complete their PhD must submit (by the deadline that will be communicated with a reasonable advance every year): (i) the summary table of acquired credits (CFU) signed by the Tutor, (ii) the final progress report of activities, and (iii) deliver the final oral presentation to the Board of Tutors of their curriculum. Subsequently, if admitted to the dissertation defense, the candidate must: (iv) deposit their written dissertation, and (v) defend their dissertation in front of the examining external committee.
To this extent he School Council has established the following guidelines:
a. it is strongly recommended that the PhD dissertation is written in English;
b. the material in support of the dissertation (abstract, slides, etc) must be in English;
c. if the examination committee consists only of Italian members the oral presentation of the dissertation may be delivered in Italian;
d. it is strongly recommended that the candidate list at least one publication on the subject of the doctoral project accepted on a ISI journal, before applying for the dissertation defense.
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