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PhD in Understanding and Managing Extremes at Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia

CALL FOR PHD APPLICATIONS, DEADLINE 14TH MARCH 2019
PhD in Understanding and Managing Extremes at Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia

PhD in Understanding and Managing Extremes is a 48-months full-time Programme at IUSS jointly with Università degli Studi di Pavia and with EUCENTRE Foundation.
The UME PhD aims to train graduates and professionals with strong scientific and professionals capabilities, aware of the cultural, technical and management contents related to the understanding and management of the extreme situations caused by natural disasters.
The course is organized into two curricula:
• Hydrological, Weather, Geological, Chemical and Environmental Risk (main topics: hydrology, meteorology, climatology, climate change, soil and atmospheric physics, fluid mechanics, environmental monitoring, chemical risks)
• Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (main topics: seismology, geophysics, geology, geotechnical behavior of materials and structures, structural analysis, design of new structures and assessment existing structures)

HYDROLOGICAL, WEATHER, GEOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK
In the first year of the PhD, students will attend courses on:
- Hydrological risk
- Weather related risk
- Extreme Value Theory
- Near Real Time Loss Estimation Tool
- Flood Risk Assessment and Management
- Probability and Statistics
- GIS and spatial analysis
- Remote Sensing and Surface Coastal Process
- Environmental and Chemical risks
The PhD Programme has been designed to deal with three main areas:
- disaster risk assessment, focusing both on natural hazards (such as flood, drought, landslides, wind storms) and on technological hazards (such as chemical accidents)
- emergencies management, focusing on aspects related with law, economics, resource management, finance, insurance and sociology
- risk mitigation, focusing on infrastructures, policies and strategies for the disaster risk reduction

KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROGRAMME
• Exclusive international exposure, broad and interdisciplinary curricula
• Unique opportunity to work with highly motivated and skilled students coming from all over the world, guided by the most important and highly qualified academics and professionals in the field

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The UME PhD graduates are easily employed in universities, national and international research and academic institutions, private companies working in the field of structural design or catastrophe/disaster risk management (e.g. insurance and reinsurance companies), international institutions (such as World Bank, UN-ISDR), national civil defence agencies, risk modellers or brokers.

ADMISSION
To participate in the PhD programme selection, you have to submit your application following the information provided in the call for applications.
In order to apply, the applicant must:
- visit the website http://www.iusspavia.it/understanding-and-managing-extremes
- enter data required for registration https://myiuss.unipv.it/iscrizioni_PhD.php?id=57
- select the PhD programme and curricula of interest
- fill in the online application
- upload the documents indicated in the PhD programme tables

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MARCH 14TH, 2019 – 12 AM CET.

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 11 WITH SCHOLARSHIP

INFORMATION
For any further information about the submission, please contact valentina.zerbo@iusspavia.it
For any enquiry about the research topic, please contact mario.martina@iusspavia.it


Organizzatori:
Mario Martina, mario.martina@iusspavia.it

Per maggiori informazioni:
www.iusspavia.it