Joint PhD Programme, Earth science, fluid dynamics and mathematics. Interactions and methods

This Ph.D. course represents the evolution and the expansion of an existing center of excellence at the University of Trieste, the Doctoral School Environmental and Industrial Fluid Mechanics, which for years has been highly appreciated for quality and internationalization. The extension of the doctoral program represents a completion and an enhancement of the previous structure, both in terms of subjects and of personnel involved.

Strengths of this PhD programme are:

  • the interdisciplinary nature of the scientific expertizing and the presence in the academic board of mathematicians, physicists, geologists and engineers, with a high scientific profile, who operate in complete synergy in the understanding of physical problems and in the knowledge of mathematical and computational models;
  • the presence of three institutions interacting with each other, the University of Trieste, the International Centre of Theoretical Physics and the National Institute of Oceanography and Geophysics (among these institutions a formal cooperation agreement was signed on 14 November 2013);
  • the collaborations with foreign research institutions, as well as the creation of a strong link between national and international research institutions and companies operating in the city of Trieste, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and in the region Alpe-Adria.


Fields of research

Meteorology, Climatology and Physics of the Atmosphere

Climate Dynamics and Modelling

Physical Oceanography



PhD fellowships


Dr. Riccardo Farneti (ICTP -  ESP section)

PhD Programme
International students with a Laurea (Italy) or master's degree
3 years
To be announced
ICTP | University of Trieste | Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS)