Dottorato di Ricerca in Filosofia

Dottorato di Ricerca in Filosofia

Visiting PhD Students

The PhD Course in Philosophy offers up to 5 Visiting Phd Student positions for educational and research activities, whose duration is from 3 to 6 months.

The positions are open to all PhD students who wish to undertake a period of research at UniSR in order to acquire material for their thesis, and who are enrolled at foreign universities in EU or non-EU countries not covered by international cooperation agreements or projects with UniSR.

Visiting PhDS from European universities are able to access the Erasmus funds of their home institutions under the conditions offered and programmes run by the said institutions.

Visiting PhDS will be provided the following services:

  • access to research centre activities of the Philosophy Faculty – see below for descriptions and links;
  • access to PhD Course teaching activities;
  • access to all seminars, workshops and conferences organised by the Philosophy Faculty;
  • access to the Library’s stock of books and journals both ON and OFF CAMPUS, and to UniSR’s IT resources (wi-fi);
  • a personal email address;
  • access to the advice of the UniSR Research Office for obtaining international research funds.

Applications must be submitted, online only, via email to the PhD Office ( by the following deadlines:

  • 31 October of each academic year for visiting positions for the second semester of the same academic year;
  • 31 March of each academic year for visiting positions for the first semester of the next academic year.

For further information on how to apply, please contact UniSR PhD office at

Research Centres

CRESA (Research Center for Applied and Experimental Epistemology and Philosophy of Science) focusses on experimental and applied epistemology, philosophy of science, experimental economics, behavioral science and its applications, as well as the study of language, memory and reasoning, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind, and cognitive phenomenology.

GENDER (Interfaculty Centre for Gender Studies) addresses the problems raised by the notions of gender, gender identity, gendered representation, binarism, sex, sexuality, sexual orientation in an interdisciplinary perspective that includes philosophy, psychology, medical research and legal studies.

CRISI (Center for Interdisciplinary Research in History of Ideas), ICONE (European Research Center in History and Theory of the Image) and GENESIS (Center for Patristic Studies) revolve around both theoretical and historical issues such as the history of philosophy in late antiquity, early Christian and patristic studies, medieval and early modern philosophy, contemporary philosophy and history of ideas.

CeSEP (Centre for Studies in Ethics and Politics) and IRCECP (International Research Center for European Culture and Politics) tackle both theoretical and applied issues in particular concerning critical theory, ethical theory, metaethics, neuroethics, bioethics, environmental and media ethics, social and political philosophy and public ethics.

PERSONA (Centre for Research in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person) and DIAPOREIN (Centre of Research in Metaphysics and Philosophy of Arts) focus on phenomenology, social ontology, philosophy of personhood, philosophy of mind, eidetics, hermeneutics, metaphysics, aesthetics, philosophy of arts, political theology and philosophy of history.