EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

The organization of the training activities is designed to pursue a dual purpose: to enable doctoral students to develop their own research by drawing in a structured and constant manner from the internal repertoire of the teaching body, periodically verifying the progress of their work and proposing a broad educational offer, articulated and pertinent with the fields of research expressed by the Doctorate and made concrete in the strands.

The educational assignments that each student will acquire over the three-year period are therefore organized into three macro-families: educational credits, linked to the direct acquisition of contents organized and proposed by the Teaching Board, credits for other activities, designed to stimulate the curiosity of the PhD students towards the acquisition of experiences outside the collegial field and credits for the verification of the progression of the research work that are aimed at the production and critical review of original contents linked to the realization of the individual work of each student.

The 180 minimum credits to be achieved in the three-year period are not distributed homogeneously, but are organized in such a way as to maximize the training activity in the first year and that of scientific production and preparation of the research to the third, according to the following scheme:

The calendar of the proposed educational activities is structured in quarters and proposes an offer of credits higher than the minimum load necessary to overcome the year of the course, just to allow each student to make a choice consistent with his / her research path and cultural growth.

With regard to didactic credits, diversified formats are proposed according to contents and delivery methods, which have a specific frequency according to the credits they assign. These formats are:

1– Ministerial training modules  (1 credit for 5 events per year) aimed at deepening the tools and methodologies for research (Linguistics and international glossary of research / Computer science and tools for data processing / Research management and research tools and methodologies / Valorisation of research products and intellectual property);

2– Readings (0.5 credits for 20 events per year), conceived as critical readings and focus-discussions on design theories, practices and cultures;

3– Workshops and ex-tempore (4 credits for 2 events per year) focused on the definition of methods and tools for the project, oriented to shared planning;

4– Expert Conferences, (0.5 credits for 8 events per year) aimed at comparing items and specialist topics;

5– Master-classes e convegni trasversali (2 credits for 3 events per year) international meeting for scientific exchange;

6– Sharing forums, Open Tables & General Reviews meetings related to the verification and review of research activities, organized in two alternate quarterly formats: the Open Tables, real round tables open to the college and to external experts in which specific aspects of the work of search for each graduate student and the General Audits that are also valid for year-end assessments and admission to the final exam.

The credits related to the verification and review of research activities are instead organized in two alternate quarterly formats: the Open Tables, real round tables open to the college and to external experts in which specific aspects of the research work of each graduate student and the General Rewiev that are also valid for year-end assessments and admission to the final exam.