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Italian and foreign students of this PhD program will learn how to do independent research and improve their academic skills working in one of the several research areas related to Quantum Technologies.
Currently available projects/topics are listed in the Research Topics page.

Educational program

The normal duration of the PhD program is of three years. However, if the doctoral dissertation requires further work it is possible postponing the deadline of the final thesis defense by 6 months (not extending the fellowship).

The official language of the program is English.

By the end of each year, every graduate student shall write a report on his/her study and research activities and present his/her research activity in a seminar. The program Faculty Committee will decide on the admission to the subsequent year and, in the third year, to the final examination.

During the three years, but preferentially in the beginning of the program, all graduate students will have to perform some coursework and pass the corresponding exams. The PhD courses catalog can be dowloaded here (the choice is not limited to these courses, as also courses offered for the Master of Science or for other PhD programs can be chosen)

Normally by the end of the first year, each graduate student will have to define his/her research plan for the final dissertation and choose an advisor (called “tutor”) from within the PhD program faculty (this is an upper limit; ordinarily the research should start as soon as possible).

All graduate students during the three years of the program must have at least one experience of contact with the international scientific community, such as a research visit at some research group abroad or attending an international conference or scientific school.

The results of the research performed during the PhD program must be written down in the doctoral dissertation (or thesis). This dissertation will be the main subject of evaluation in the final examination (or dissertation “defense”) for the awarding of the research doctor’s degree

The complete educational program can be downloaded here