The FBK International PhD Program
Trento-based Fondazione Bruno Kessler has presented its program for the training of doctoral students started in collaboration with a wide network of Italian universities (Trento, Padua, Bologna, the Florence-Pisa-Siena Consortium, Genoa, Pavia, Brescia) and international universities (University College London, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Queen Mary University Imperial College London, University of Luxembourg, TU Wien).
The project, named FBK International PhD Program, is led by director Paolo Tonella (FBK) and currently involves over 100 students with an average age of 29 years old from all over the world (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA).
The doctoral program is hosted in the Foundation’s laboratories under the supervision of senior researchers and, under the new program, it will be recognized by an FBK certification which will also show the achievement of any potential results of excellence. For affiliated universities that join the program, the certification will be replicated in the Diploma Supplement that will be earned in addition to the PhD.
Besides the accurate selection of candidates, the quality of research will be ensured through a periodic evaluation process conducted by an internal committee composed of researchers specialized in the topic of each student. Other initiatives provided include a Research Internship, designed for final year students of the Masters Degree program, and the Alumni Association to help members of the community keep in touch.