The Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSUP) is about to start the 4th year of the International Doctorate in Agrobiodiversity. The PhD Programme is run in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences of Italy and is funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR).
The Course aims to contribute to the enhancement of human resource capacity in the utilisation and management of biodiversity in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agriculture and the conservation of genetic resources and agroecosystem (bio)diversity for the well-being of present and future generations. An International Scientific Board will supervise activities and ensure education and research excellence and oversee the choice of themes relevant to developing countries' agriculture, where applicable.
Six scholarships are available to motivated students from any country.
Applications from developing countries are particularly welcome. The application must include description of a research project that the candidate proposes to carry out during the three-year period of the Doctorate. English will be the one and only language for all activities envisaged in the Doctorate. Further information on the Doctorate and the online application form can be found at www.sssup.it . The deadline for receipt of online applications is *30 September 2007*.
The Course will have two curricula:
For information about the application, the evaluation procedure and the course logistics, please contact Mr Mario Zinnai or Ms Laura Bevacqua (firstname.lastname@example.org)