International PhD in Food Engineering and Biotechnology 2017, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Publish Date: Jun 08, 2017

Deadline: Jul 03, 2017

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997. Our university has a strong international outlook, as testified by its multilingual courses (German, Italian, English and Ladin) and the high number of students and teaching staff from abroad.

The university has five faculties, and a high percentage of lecturers (35%) and students (17%) come from abroad and they study, teach and do research in the fields of Economics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Education and Design. We have 3,600 students registered to more than 30 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

The taught modules on offer and our research projects are linked to international and inter-regional networks. For example, within the Euregio project, we are partnered with the universities of Innsbruck and Trento, and we are committed to reaching top quality standards.

International PhD in Food Engineering and Biotechnology

The purpose of this International PhD programme is to train a new generation of globally renowned researchers to apply approaches of engineering and biotechnology to food processing by giving them the opportunities to transfer and exchange knowledge with national and international research centers and industries.

The three-year program mainly focuses on research concerning primary food production, set-up, and management, as well as the validation of food processes, and the application of omics techniques to condition and characterize food processing and food products, with a particular emphasis on fermented foods. The main features of the PhD are an interdisciplinary scientific approach and the participation of internationally renowned scientists on the Scientific Committee.

About course

If you have excelled in higher education, this PhD will enable you to continue your career in academia in a stimulating, multilingual environment with fellow researchers from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. During the course, you will gain the competences required to carry out innovative and methodologically rigorous and advanced research projects. For this purpose, you will be required to design an original research project under the supervision of an Italian and/or foreign lecturer, to spend at least six months at a renowned foreign research center and, concurrently, to develop the ability to work both independently and in a team.This International PhD opens up several career opportunities. Once you obtain your doctorate, you will be able to continue your research activities in academia, in public or private research centers, in leading food industries, or as a business consultant within the specific research areas of the program.


In order to be admitted to the PhD programme, you will need to have previously obtained 300 ECTS credits (i.e., Bachelor and Master) and to have relevant academic training, a relevant cultural background, or relevant professional experience related to the focus of the PhD programme. You will have to certify your English proficiency at a B2 level and be deemed eligible during the public selection procedure (see the official announcement below).

The official application period for the 2017/2018 academic year is until 3 July 2017

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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