Welcome to the site of the PhD in Earth Sciences of the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Milan.

This site integrates the official page, that you can find here.


The PhD program in Earth Sciences aims to train researchers able to independently investigate the wide variety of disciplines of Geosciences. In particular it aims at providing advanced and specialized training in

  1. basic, applied and theoretical research on problems inherent to the structure, composition, evolution and dynamics of the Earth;
  2. the characterization and modelling of the Earth System and
  3. basic and applied research on the use of the territory, natural hazards, energy and water resources, geomaterials, mineral prospecting and cultural heritage management.

The training program is organized to meet educational and research needs in the wide spectrum of disciplines that characterize the Earth Sciences.

The PhD research training (3 years) includes the attendance of short courses, schools and seminars, as well as courses dedicated to the acquisition of transversal skills which are organized by the central University doctoral coordination. Students must develop a research project leading to a thesis that will be defended at the end of the training. The training is monitored by a tutor who verifies the acquisition of the necessary skills and provides guidance in the choice and implementation of the research project of the PhD student.


Maria Iole SPALLA  

Doctoral board

Francesco CECINATO 
Alessandro COMUNIAN 

Academic board

For the complete list, see this link .

Students’ representatives

38th cycleAlessandro DE LEO
37th cycleGiulia AMAGLIO & Alice LUCCHELLI  
36th cycleAlessandro Paolo CARNITI  


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