The University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, formerly Second University of Naples, with its 16 departments located in 5 territorial areas between Naples and Caserta, promotes a vocational training offer integrated with the territory, supports quality research, and promotes the creation of business initiatives from research groups, in a constant perspective of internationalization and cultural exchange with other universities.

The University was established in 1991 and began its activity on November 1st 1992. Currently there are nearly 24 thousand students and 16 Departments located in 5 territorial areas.

In these years, the University has significantly dedicated its efforts and resources to maintaining and developing student services to promote their training and their “life” within the University facilities through an intensive orientation policy. A job placement centre provides students with career options assessment as well as continuous support.

Famous monumental historical complexes restored to their former glory, are now home to the University’s School and Departments. Many of these buildings were once monasteries, convents, abbeys with cloisters from the eighteenth-nineteenth century.

Europe today faces environmental, economic and social challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. To achieve the sustainability goals for 2030 and pave the way for the EU 2050 climate neutrality goals, an acceleration of knowledge and a transformation of the economy and society is necessary that take into account the alarming environmental state of the planet, the impact increasing climate change and unsustainable use of natural resources.

The PhD in Science and Engineering for the Environment and Sustainability aims to train professionals capable of operating in the research, industry, private companies and public administration sectors with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach.

The University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” has 15 doctorate programmes for the academic year 2022/2023 providing advanced, postgraduate preparation in scientific research. The courses, lasting 3 years, are grouped by thematic areas in three Schools.

The deadline for submitting applications for admission to PhD programmes – XXXVIII cycle expired on July 15, 2022. For the competition calendars and the results of the evaluations, consult the website of the specific Department at the page dedicated to the PhD programmes, as indicated in the annexes 1-15 of the call for applications.

The application for admission to PhD programmes – 38th cycle must be submitted exclusively using the appropriate online procedure, at the following link: starting from 2 pm on June 15, 2022 and no later than 2 pm on July 15, 2022.


Centro di servizio di Ateneo per la Ricerca – Ufficio per la formazione alla ricercaFor any kind of support, related to your Application for the reserved procedure you can contact the  International Welcome Desk

 List of PhD programmes

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 Enrol in a PON/RI PhD programme

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