1. Ph.D. Students will acquire the necessary credits (CFU) through Courses (both dedicated and not dedicated to Ph.D.) and Schools (e.g. Summer Schools,…). No credits will be acquired on the basis of days spent working abroad and joining conferences because these events are not considered as learning activities by the Ph.D. Teaching Board. No credits will be acquired through activities where the Ph.D. Student acts as a lecturer. No credits acquired for Courses followed before the beginning of the Ph.D.
  2. Credits acquired by Courses and Schools will be assigned both depending on the lectures duration and on the presence of a Course/School final exam through the following rules :
    • courses of a Laurea Degree Course (both "triennale" and "magistrale") keep the credits assigned to the Laurea Degree;
    • Ph.D. dedicated Courses, even belonging to other PhDs or acquired online through, for example, Coursera or other e-learning environments:
      • 8 CFUs, if the duration is at least 18 hours;
      • 6 CFUs if the duration is below between 12 and 18 hours.
      In both cases, this CFU assignation is true in case the Course implies a final exam and provides an official certification that you have passed the exam. No credits are assigned in other cases.
    • Schools: from 10 to 15 credits, depending on duration. Approximately: 10 credits if the school duration is below 30 hours, 15 credits if above. The specific credit value of each School will be decided by the Ph.D. Teaching Board. Again credit assignation is performed only in presence of a final exam and of an official certification about the exam.
    • If Courses/Schools do not require final exams, no credits are assigned. If Ph.D. Students want to acquire credits through these “no exam” Courses/Schools, they will be requested to provide a public presentation/seminar about Course/School topics and CFUs will be assigned consequently by the Teaching Board conforming to previous point c. In practice, the public presentation/seminar is the exam. No credits are assigned if no exam and no presentation/seminar is provided: simply joining a School/Course does not assure any credits.
  3. Each Ph.D. Student has to acquire at least 30 CFUs in the first 2 years of the Ph.D.; last Ph.D. year does not require to get any credits and must be dedicated only to research activities; credits acquired during the last Ph.D. year may be justified only exceptionally.
  4. A Research Advisor is established for each Ph.D. Student, both for didactic and scientific reasons. Concerning didactics, the Research Advisor will act together with the Tutor of the Ph.D. Student with the aim of defining the Ph.D. Student learning plan of each year (essentially courses and schools to be followed).
  5. Each Ph.D. Student will present his/her learning plan (courses and schools to be followed) for each year to the Ph.D. Coordinator and to the Teaching Board for approval after agreement with his/her Tutor and Research Advisor.