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The international Doctoral Programme URBEUR is networked with a number of outstanding European Universities: University of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Delft, Lièges, London, Leuven, Oulu, Paris, Wien. It offers scholars, researchers and professionals a programme of study designed to deliver a broad and thorough grounding in the field, along with the skills to develop specific areas of expertise. It provides for the development of methodological skills for qualitative work as well as for quantitative analysis. Special emphasis is placed on the acquisition of interdisciplinary competences thorough knowledge of comparative approaches. 

The programme trains highs-level researchers and experts for careers in universities and other research institutions, as well as in international and national institutions and organizations. More than 50% of our Ph.D. graduates hold an academic position in Italy or abroad, where they are able to carry out research projects, usually along with teaching responsibilities. 

Thanks to its interdisciplinary and international structure, URBEUR has been recognized by the Ministry of University and Research as an Innovative Doctoral Programme. In line with the strategies identified by the National Research Plan 2015-2020, starting this year it offers two PhD scholarships with executive path (so-called Innovative-Intersectorial Ph.D Programme) through two agreements with two social enterprises that provide double supervision and joint definition of research programs on the topics of urban regeneration and social housing.


Director: Prof. Lavinia Bifulco
Deputy Director: Prof. Matteo Colleoni

Organizational secretary: Maria Dodaro –