The training structure designed for the doctoral programme, and framed in the ECTS system, provides for the acquisition of 60 credits per year (180 in total).
The training activities include common structured activities and individualised activities aimed at defining a specific profile for each doctorate (formalised in major/minor areas, where necessary).
The activities are distributed over the three years and include:
A. individualised research training activities (minimum 20 CFU/year), such as:
- Multiple supervision: the tutoring activities follow a triadic structure based on 1 main tutor and 2 co-tutors belonging to institutions and research centres in two different foreign countries.
- The presence in the PhD programme of international lecturers and experts in various continents allows for inclusion in transnational collaborative research teams.
- During the three years of training, doctoral students will be trained, encouraged and supported in the publication of their studies according to the modalities shared within the relevant international communities.
B. structured training activities 1 year (see study plan):
- The first four months of the first year are dedicated to intensive in-person and online training (November to February) aimed at the acquisition of common theoretical and methodological tools (at least 20 CFU).
In the AA 2022-2023 the courses planned for the first year are being issued - details can be found on the Seminars
- International Winter Schools (10CFU): weekly intensive international seminars dedicated to the in-depth study of a specific paradigmatic approach or of a thematic area defined from time to time.
Organised by the partner universities.
- International Summer School (10CFU): international summer school of weekly duration dedicated to an in-depth study of a specific paradigmatic approach or of a thematic area defined from time to time.
Organised by Sapienza, as programme co-ordinator.
- During the three-year period, seminars will be organised by all the members of the scientific board and by invited international guests when possible, and specific courses dedicated to "transferable skills" as well as to the acquisition of advanced skills in scientific writing and dissemination (additional CFUs - and acquisition of open badge certified skills https://www.uniroma1.it/it/pagina/open-badge-sapienza). These courses and seminars will be activated at the institution of affiliation or at the destination sites of the international mobility.
Ad hoc sessions of the International Summer School will assess the admission of doctoral students to the following year.
To this end, the teaching board will assess
- the achievement of the envisaged training objectives,
- the progress report on research and activities carried out, presented by the doctoral student,
- the evaluations expressed by the tutors and co-tutors.