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PhD Fellowships - International Doctoral programme Urban Regeneration and Economic Development

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 In 2012, The Università Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria has launched the first cycle of the International Doctorate Programme in "Urban Regeneration and Economic Development" (URED).

 The URED is an initiative promoted by the International Network, which was established from 2011 to 2014 within the CLUDs research project-7FP- Marie Curie IRSES 2010 and funded by European Social Fund Calabria Region Operational Program. The Network has been confirmed within the new research International project MAPS-LED-HORIZON 2020 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE, for the period 2015-2019, coordinated by Prof.Carmelina Bevilacqua. 

The International Doctorate Programme URED follows the seven European principles for innovative doctoral training (Brussels, 27/06/2011) and offers a high quality of research options in terms of the triple “i” dimensions (International mobility, inter-sectoral exposure and inter-disciplinarity).

The quality of research options offered by the programme is twofold. The former is related to emphasize a sophisticated economic understanding of the innovative aspects of urban regeneration processes by introducing new financial urban management tools integrated with social innovation and connection with Smart Specialisation Strategies. The latter is related to strengthen research partnerships by facilitating the international mobility of researchers in order to enable the career development of young researchers.

Duration: 36 months
Funding Amount: Full course fees plus EUR 68.142,52 (3 years) 
Level of Study: PhD Programme
Positions: 6 studentships
Regions: European and non-EU citizens 

Language: Proof of English proficiency for all international applicants:
Proof of degree earned from a U.S. institution, or official exam scores from either the TOEFL iBT (ETS institution code is 3682), IELTS or PTE exam: 79-80 TOEFL iBT (or IELTS or PTE equivalent).

The Public call for application is now available (we recommend to use your use your browser mozilla firefox or chrome)

It is available the Guide for Application at:

The applicants must apply on line:

Application Instructions:

 Deadline is next 2nd September at noon GMT+1


Applicants must complete and submit the following documentation. 
• The complete application form for the admission to the URED– PAU Department – submitted via email at the following email address: [email protected]
Covering Letter;
• At least two Reference Letters from an academics with whom the candidate has already carried on research activity;
Research Proposal – (no more than 2500 words including an abstract of no more than 150 words) – the proposal should provide details of the academic rationale for the research and the proposed research strategy. 

The application form, covering letter, research proposal, reference letters and CV, should all be submitted as an emailed attachment to [email protected]Application Deadline: 2 September 2016

Topics: Urban regeneration, urban design, urban systems, development policy, enterprises and local development, organization of business activities, access to credit for a new entrepreneurship's development, public private partnership, community led approach, financial and economic evaluation of urban transformations initiatives. Sustainability of interventions related to urban transformations also through the analysis of the built environment. The URED doctoral programme is based on a strong international overture in order to intercept new trends of the labor market supply and demand.

The program aims at offering a higher qualification to reach the following job opportunities:
• Project manager – urban regeneration initiatives
• Community led initiatives facilitator
• Real estate manager
• Expert in evaluation of public investment
• Expert in built environment (from structural analysis to building quality control)
• Incubator project manager.




Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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