The primary goal of the Ph.D. course in chemistry is the training in order to obtain proper skills in the chemistry field, to carry on an independent and autonomous research activity. Such skills will be important to be spent in many different situations and institutions, in particular, public research institutions (like Universities and Research Institutes) or private companies. In this respect Ph.D., students will be trained with a continuous and intense experimental research activity as well as specific high-level courses, in order to be competitive at the international level. The future Ph.D. will be trained with all experimental and theoretical tools necessary to manage general problems which will be encountered when developing new chemical compounds or processes, as well as their industrial implications. Special care will be devoted to the international mobility opportunities and to the ability to present and rationalize the results in an effective manner.
Job placement opportunities
The job placement opportunities of a future Ph.D. will be rather wide. First, the adequate job opportunity would be that of a researcher in public institutions or private companies. In particular, the Ph.D. title would be important when special need to manage and carry on research or complex problems solving are necessary to be performed in an independent, autonomous and creative way. Also, special responsibility positions in industries or large companies would be suitable for Ph.D.
Lines of research
- Pharmaceutical biology
- Inorganic, bio-inorganic and organometallic chemistry
- Organic and bio-organic chemistry
- Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis and bio-catalysis
- Supramolecular chemistry and catalysis
- Theoretical and computational chemistry
- Medicinal chemistry
- Analytical and environmental chemistry
- Chemistry for Cultural Heritage
- Electrochemistry and sensors
- Green and sustainable chemistry
- Chemical engineering
- Advanced materials and thin films
- Nanosciences and nanotechnologies
- Molecular spectroscopy
- Pharmaceutical Technologies
- Physical chemistry
- Industrial chemistry
The scholarships are awarded for 3 years and their yearly amount is € 15.343,28 gross (approximatively € 1130 net per month).
Admission is based on a competitive examination.
The Call for Applications (Notice of Competition) is available on
For more information on the Programme, please consult
About the School
Founded in 1924, the University of Trieste is a medium-sized university with a student population of approximately 16,000. It offers a wide range of degree programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral ... Read More