PhD in Polar sciences


In partnership with:

CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Università Milano Bicocca

Doctorate Coordinator

Prof. Carlo Barbante, Ca' Foscari University

Deputy Coordinator

Prof. Barbara Stenni, Ca' Foscari University

Educational Aims

The objective of the PhD programme in Polar Sciences is to prepare students with in-depth scientific competences and original and innovative research activities for becoming experts on topics related to recent and past environmental and climate changes of the polar regions and of the glaciated areas of high altitude/low latitudes sites.

The state of the art of the scientific knowledge will be made available for the students for building a robust scientific understanding of the processes regulating the climate changes occurring in the polar regions with an interdisciplinary approach.

Associated partners are:

  • National Research Council of Italy
  • University of Milano-Bicocca
  • University of Pisa
  • Insubria University
  • National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology

The programme is taught entirely in English.

Duration: 4 years

Research themes

  • Glaciology
  • Ice core sciences
  • Ice sheet Modeling
  • Polar Biology
  • Polar Oceanography
  • Paleoclimate
  • Paleoceanography
  • Polar Climate
  • Remote Sensing
  • Polar Geography and Geopolitics
  • Spectral Methods for Climatic Time Series
  • Data Mining

Professional Profiles

The PhD programme in Polar Sciences will form a new generation of scientists, experts and professionals with a holistic view of the polar environments and climate. They will be able to cover leadership roles in the academia, in national and international research centres for dealing with the great challenges imposed by Global Climate Changes in these highly vulnerable areas.

For information on educational activities
Tel. 041 2347743 Alice Dei Rossi


Scientific Campus, via Torino - Mestre

Last update: 01/02/2023