National Ph.D. programmes


The so-called "Doctoral programmes of national interest" are Ph.D. programmes designed and established by a consortium of internationally-recognized universities and research institutions of high qualification.

They share training and research activities, modalities of financial support, exchange and mobility of professors and doctoral candidates, with the objective of contributing to the progress of research, also through the achievement of specific objectives of the priority areas of intervention of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).

Politecnico di Torino is the administrative seat of two national PhD programmes:

  • The National PhD Programme in Artificial Intelligence, which represents the first national initiative about this topic. The programme was launched in July 2020 from the collaboration with CNR, Università di Pisa, Università di Roma Sapienza, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma and Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” . The partners for the 40th cycle are: Politecnico di Milano, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Università dell'Aquila, Università di Ferrara, Università di Milano, Università di Padova, Università di Venezia Ca' Foscari, Università di Verona e Istituto Nazioanle di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM).
  • The National PhD Programme in Materials, Sustainable Processes and Systems for the Energy Transition, a programme launched in July 2022. The partners for the 40th cycle are Università di Roma La Sapienza, Università di Torino, Università di Napoli "Federico II", Università dell'Aquila, UNiversità di Cagliari, UNiversità di Palermo,  Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (I.N.Ri.M.), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT).

Politecnico di Torino is also partner of other doctoral programmes of national interest which involve the main Italian universities and some important research institutions and enterprises. Politecnico funds one or more scholarship(s) and is the main training and research seat  for the PhD candidates who receive a scholarship within a national doctoral programme that Politecnico has joined.

The PhD Programmes listed below are entirely managed by the administative seat detailed below. Interested applicants must contact the administraive seat for information on the Call for applications and the selection procedures as well as the Regulations applying.

Politecnico di Torino has made available one or more PhD scholarship(s) in each of the following national Ph.D. programmes: