Posted on: 2 April, 2019
Application deadline: June 18, 2019

7 PhD Program in Urban Studies and Regional Science, Gran Sasso Science Institute, l’Aquila, Italy

7 paid PhD positions in “Urban Studies and Regional Science” are now available at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (l’Aquila, Italy).

The position is for four years, starting November 2019.

The methodological perspective in research and teaching is multidisciplinary. We welcome applications from the fields of geography, planning, economics, regional science and sociology in particular

The PhD Program in “Urban Studies and Regional Science” is unique in the world. It is a multidisciplinary program meant for students from different backgrounds including applied economists, economic geographers, urban planners and sociologists. Our main research themes include migration (both voluntary and forced), regional resilience (both in peripheral areas and cities), knowledge (innovation, human capital, creativity, entrepreneurship) and the informal economy. The methodological approach spans from more qualitative (case studies) techniques to more quantitative (econometric-based) ones. We have internship programs with the OECD and the European Commission and several collaborations with foreign universities (including an Erasmus+ program with the London School of Economics). Our students are fully funded and we provide them with accommodation and meal vouchers.

Download the 2017/2018 Graduate Program Handbook here:

Deadline for applications: 18 June, 2019

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