Research Doctorate. Energy and Sustainable Development

Obiettivi formativi

The Doctorate is multidisciplinary and it is oriented towards sustainable development of energy systems; it is based on engineering competences for traditional and renewable energy technologies development. It is connected to energy saving in the agri-food chain and in the building field (agriculture and engineering areas) and it is correlated with territorial use management, energy resource evaluation and health effects evaluation (medical area). The Doctorate is composed of two curricula:

• Energy and human health effects: the aim is the training of professional people in the sustainable development area, energy efficiency, human health effects and renewable sources use sector, in particular biomass;

• Energy agricultural and territorial resources: the aim is the training of professional

people that will work in territorial sustainable promotion, seismic risk reduction,

energy rational use by means of planning and survey.

Upon completion of three years research and work as a graduate student, the PhD

candidate must demonstrate original contributions and academic excellence in the specific field of his/her knowledge. The next will be the XXX cycle of the Energy and Sustainable Development Doctorate. The scientific research centre proposer is CRB Biomass Research Centre, section of CIRIAF - University of Perugia.

Requisiti di accesso

Master degree and fluent knowledge of English.

Titolo di studio straniero necessario

A minimum of 30% of the available positions will be destined to foreign students.

Piano studi

For the first curriculum (Energy and Human Health Effects) the most important topics are: rational energy use, energetic sources and systems, renewable sources, energy smart grid and smart cities, environmental impact, Life Cycle Assessment, certification of energetic supply chains, biofuels, comfort, energy certification of buildings, solar energy for buildings, thermal insulation systems emissions, and pollutants effects on the human health.

The topics of the curriculum Energy Agricultural and Territorial Resources are: energy saving in food and agriculture technologies sectors, agri-food systems, bio-energy, territorial resources management (in particular biomass), territorial promotion, and survey technologies.

180 CFU/3 years.



Organizzazione delle lezioni

Three years of complete lessons-seminar-research experiences.


From a minimum of 500,00€ (three years PhD course including 6 funded PhD student positions and 2 non-funded PhD student positions) to a maximum of 1.500,00€ (three years PhD course including 18 funded PhD student positions and 6 non-funded PhD student positions).

The cost of living in Perugia is about € 700,00 per month.