General Info


The management of the PhD Programme of Food Systems is sited in the Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS) of the University “La Statale” of Milan, and the PhD activities are shared with the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences-Production, Landscape, Agroenergy (DISAA) and Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM).

The location area of most PhD activities overlap with that of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.


Address of Food Systems PhD Programme management:

Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l’Ambiente (DEFENS)
Building 21500
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Celoria, 2 – 20133 Milano (Italy)


How to apply?

Applications to this PhD Programme must strictly follow the official rules given in the web pages of the PhD Office of the University (Italian language link; English language link).

Generally, once a year a public application call will be opened and then closed in the spring/early summer period.

In the frame of the annual call, some of the places are covered by scholarships, which are generally funded by the University or other public and private institutions. Who is interested in this PhD programme and is already granted by an own country institution or other public or private institutions is pleased to contact the Dean using the contact form reported below.


Short story of the PhD Programme of Food Systems

This PhD Programme was founded in 2013 upon a national reorganization regarding all italian PhD programmes. In particular, most of the skills, topics and teaching staff components come from previous long-dated PhD programmes that ended the last year on 2015:

PhD Programme of Food Science, Technology and Biotechnology

PhD Programme of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Ecology of Pesticides



For any practical and general info regarding the application procedure, the administrative deadlines and fellowships contact exclusively the PhD Office of the University (Italian language link; English language link).

Only for info regarding specific topics of the PhD Programme of Food Systems contact directly the proponent of the topic of interest.

Only for general info regarding the teaching organization and structure of this PhD Programme you may contact the Dean using the contact form provided below:

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