Scientific research at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is highly articulated and structurally integrated with the research carried out at IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, a hospital belonging to the San Donato group and center recognized at a European and international level.
It is in this context that our Doctoral Courses offer excellent opportunities in various fields with the aim of providing students with the ability to face cutting-edge research by developing both technical skills and an intellectual approach.
UniSR PhD students also have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience at international level by achieving the double title by stipulating a Co-supervised PhD Thesis (Co-tutelle) or by obtaining the Doctor Europaeus certification.
PhD Course in Cognitive Neuroscience
The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, ranked among the best Italian Universities for scientific research in the field of Neuroscience, offers a PhD program in Cognitive Neuroscience aimed at the advanced training of graduates interested in understanding the neural processes underlying cognitive functions and behavior, both in normal conditions and in neurological and psychiatric diseases.
This program provides the possibility for doctoral students to work not only in close contact with sector experts, but also in cutting-edge laboratories and structures equipped with the most modern neurophysiological and neuro-imaging methods. It also makes use of synergies with international networks and the experience of teachers from foreign universities with high-level specialist training.
The PhD aims to recruit and train young master graduates from different educational paths (psychologists, but also biologists, biotechnologists, doctors and philosophers) in order to train professionals with a solid background of knowledge and skills.
PhD Course Coordinator: Prof. Daniela Perani
7 places are competed of which:
- 4 three-year free fellowships
- 2 three-year project-based fellowships
- 1 position without a fellowship
The procedures for admission to the PhD Course in Cognitive Neuroscience are open.
The deadline for candidates to submit their application to participate in the competition for admission to the PhD program is 30 August 2021 at 1 pm.
International PhD Course in Molecular Medicine
International PhD Course in Molecular Medicine is aimed at providing excellent guidance, support and training to graduates interested in understanding the molecular processes underlying human diseases and contributing to the development of new therapies.
The PhD program operates within IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele (OSR), enabling the students to undergo their practical training in the hospital facilities (both clinical departments and research laboratories) and undertake a major research project in one of the +100 OSR research laboratories.
PhD Course Coordinator: Prof. Carlo Tacchetti
The PhD Course is organized into five curricula that span the broader area of molecular medicine:
The International PhD Course in Molecular Medicine offers also a program called “Physician-Scientist” that allows students of the final year of a UniSR Residency Program to attend simultaneously the 1st year of the PhD Course.
26 places are competed (details are available here) of which:
- 23 scholarships
- 3 positions without scholarship.
The procedures for admission to the PhD Course in Molecular Medicine are open.
The deadline for candidates to submit their application to participate in the competition for admission to the PhD program is 21 July 2021 at 1 pm.
PhD Course in Philosophy
The Faculty of Philosophy of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is traditionally committed to the development of original and ground-breaking philosophical investigation through lines of research that are constantly and fruitfully intertwined, though following different philosophical traditions and methodologies. The philosophical research stems from the research centers, which support and promote several activities in the areas of ethics and political philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy of mind and language, gender studies, metaphysics and aesthetics, history of ideas.
Some of these research lines, in particular philosophy of mind and language, decision theory and rationality theory, gender studies, phenomenology and ethics, are characterized by significant interdisciplinary interactions with scientific studies.
Thanks to the presence of five internal and one interuniversity research centers, thanks to the environment rich in stimuli and attentive to the intersections between philosophy and research in natural and social sciences, this year the winners of the call will also have the opportunity to receive an interdisciplinary preparation of excellence.
Doctorate coordinator: Prof. Massimo Reichlin
The call foresees the activation of two curricula: Philosophical Disciplines and Philosophical Issues in an International Perspective.
The curriculum in Philosophical Disciplines develops research around the main study areas studied in the Faculty of Philosophy of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
Head of the Curriculum in Philosophical Disciplines: Prof. Francesco Valagussa
The curriculum in Philosophical Issues in an International Perspective develops the same themes as the first, and therefore the four areas of ethics and philosophy of the person, philosophy of the mind and language, metaphysics and aesthetics, history of ideas, addressing particular cultural and educational attention to the international context of research.
Head of the Curriculum Philosophical Issues in an International Perspective: Prof.ssa Claudia Bianchi
5 places are competed, of which:
- 4 scholarships
- 1 position without scholarship
The procedures for admission to the PhD Course in Philosophy are open.
The deadline for candidates to submit their application to participate in the competition for admission to the PhD program is 26 July 2021 at 1 pm.