During the third year, the student focuses on his/her personal contribution to the state-of-the-art on the chosen research problem and/or to the development of the proposed technological innovation. The activity ends with the submission of a Doctoral thesis. The thesis must be written in English, must have original content, and must demonstrate the student’s ability to carry out research and/or innovation activities at the international level. The thesis work generally stems from scientific collaborations and should clearly indicate the specific contributions of the student.
Admission to the final exam
On the basis of the attendance on the School’s educational activities and a satisfactory assessment by the advisor, the Doctoral School Committee decides whether the student is:
- admitted to the Final exam
- excluded from the School
Admission to the Final Examination requires:
- completion of a period of research of at least 3 months spent abroad;
- completion of at least two ISI- or SCOPUS indexed publications.