PhD positions in Regional Science and Economic Geography in Italy

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10 PhD positions in Regional Science & Economic Geography in Italy – GSSI(Gran Sasso Science Institute)

The Gran Sasso Science Institute, a public research university dedicated to doctoral education in L’Aquila, Italy, has advertised 10 fully funded doctoral positions in its English-taught PhD programme in Regional Science & Economic Geography.

The aim of the PhD programme in Regional Science and Economic Geography is to address issues related to local and regional development. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology.

The programme offers training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, enabling students to move beyond dualistic understandings (quantitative vs. qualitative) of economic geography and regional studies.

The PhD Programme lasts four years. The Academic Year will start on November 1st, 2023. The GSSI awards scholarships until the thesis dissertation and for a maximum of four years. The yearly gross amount of the scholarship is € 16.243,00.

An additional 50% monthly can be awarded for research periods abroad if approved by the GSSI. During their first year, PhD students will be offered free accommodation by the GSSI. In the remaining three years, they will receive a contribution to their housing costs from the university.

* Students with an interest in heterodox approaches to urban and regional planning are encouraged to apply *

Applications will close on May 30th, 2023.

L’Aquila is a historic mid-size town in central Italy, surrounded by mountains in a largely unspoiled natural environment. It is the capital city of the Abruzzo region. Rome can be reached from L’Aquila in about one hour and a half by bus.

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