1. PhD Students will acquire the necessary credits (CFU) through Courses (both dedicated and not dedicated to PhD) 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 PhD Teaching Board. No credits will be acquired through activities where the PhD Student acts as a lecturer. No credits acquired for Courses followed before the beginning of the PhD.
  2. Credits acquired by Courses and Schools will be assigned both depending on the duration of the lectures and on the presence of a Course/School final exam through the following rules:
    1. Courses of a Laurea Degree Course (both “triennale” and “magistrale”) keep the credits assigned for the Laurea Degree;
    2. Phd 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 between 12 and 18 hours.
      • In both cases, this CFU assignation is performed in case the Course implies a final exam and provides an official certification that the exam has been. No credits are assigned in other cases.
    3. 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 PhD Teaching Board. Again credit assignation is performed only in presence of a final exam and of an official certification about the exam.
    4. If Courses/Schools do not have final exams, no credits are assigned. If PhD 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/b. 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 PhD Student has to acquire at least 30 CFUs before the end of the PhD, possibly in the first 2 years of the PhD; last PhD year should be dedicated only to research activities; credits acquired during the last PhD year may be justified only exceptionally.
  4. Not mandatorily, a Research Advisor may be established for each PhD Student, both for didactic and scientific reasons. Concerning didactics, the Research Advisor should act together with the Tutor of the PhD Student with the aim of defining the PhD Student learning plan of each year (essentially courses and schools to be followed).
  5. Each PhD Student will present his/her learning plan (courses and schools to be followed) during each year to the PhD Coordinator for approval after agreement with his/her Tutor. The plan may be updated during the year. The coordinator will send all the information he knows concerning Courses and Schools of possible interest.