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 National PhD Programme in Materials, Sustainable Processes and Systems for the Energy Transition, a programme launched in July 2022 from the collaboration with Università di Roma La Sapienza, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Università degli Studi di Torino, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Università del Salento, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” Vercelli, 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 some scholarships and is the duty station for the Ph:D. candidates who receive a scholarships for a national doctoral programme that Politecnico has joined.

The selection process is carried out by the administrative seat of each national doctoral programme. Applicants must contact the administraive seat for information on the Call for applications and the selection procedures.

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

  • Sustainable Development and Climate change (PhD SDC)IUSS Pavia