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Best PhD Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe 2019

The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

Research in Natural Studies is vital to understanding how the earth works and how its various systems interact with one another. Those who study Natural Science on the doctoral level will be in a position to lead these studies. A PhD in Natural Science is the degree required for research and instruction in this area of science.

PhD Degree in Natural Sciences in Europe

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Graduate School of Biosciences Munich

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goa ... [+]

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is for the students to get comfortable in communicating across traditional boundaries, especially across the divide between experiment and quantitative theory – to become, in effect, scientifically bi- or multilingual. To this end, the school offers an integrated interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that consists of three main components:

An interdisciplinary research project which combines concepts and methods from different fields. A substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component centered around an interdisciplinary core course that covers key problems in bioscience from multiple perspectives. Further activities to enhance students’ other transferable skills to succeed in science as a competitive profession. ... [-]
Germany Munich
March 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science

Doctoral Study on Chemistry Didactics is the culmination of the three-tier university education. Is a targeted grounding in research activities focused on teaching and le ... [+]

Doctoral Study on Chemistry Didactics is the culmination of the three-tier university education. Is a targeted grounding in research activities focused on teaching and learning chemistry, which is based on deepening the knowledge of the chemistry didactics and of the relevant area of chemistry, pedagogy, psychology, computer science and other disciplines, to learn the methods of scientific work in the mentioned fields and will significantly contribute to a comprehensive improvement of the work of chemistry teachers at various levels of the education system, experts on curriculum creation and its evaluation in accordance with current scientific knowledge and research. The branch includes a range of topics, e.g. the transformation of scientific knowledge of chemical processes into chemistry teaching and learning, research and development of school chemical experiments, ICT applications in chemical education, environmental and toxicological aspects of chemistry education etc. A mandatory part of the study relates to the acquisition of deep knowledge of chemistry didactics (educational theory and practice in chemistry), selected areas of specialized chemistry and pedagogical methodology and especially chemistry didactic research. Individual study plan allows getting more specific knowledge and skills, in particular through elective courses.... [-]

Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

The main aim of the curriculum in Astroparticle Physics is to provide the entrance points and the scientific and cultural tools to participate successfully to the researc ... [+]

The GSSI offers 31 PhD fellowships and invites applications for fellowships for the PhD Programmes in Astroparticle Physics, Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences, Computer Science, Urban Studies and Regional Science.

The official language for all PhD courses is English.The fellowships are awarded for 4 years and their yearly amount is € 16.159,91 gross. All PhD students have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities and use of the canteen.The application must be submitted through the online form available at www.gssi.it/phd/ by 18 June 2019 at 6 pm (Italian time zone, 6pm).

The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) is an international PhD school and a center for research and higher education in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences. Founded in 2012 in L’Aquila (Italy) as Center for Advanced Studies of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and then established in March 2016 as a School of Advanced Studies providing post-graduate education. Through a day-to-day collaboration and interaction, researchers and students have the opportunity to build a sound knowledge of the research methods and to experiment contamination of interests, innovative approaches and multicultural exchanges in all the GSSI activities. In addressing the complexity of today’s world, we are committed to removing all barriers between the GSSI areas of study and research, where interdisciplinarity and cross-fertilization underlie everything we do. Among our goals are the dissemination of scientific results towards society and the promotion of cultural events for generic public, citizens and schools.... [-]

Italy L'Aquila
November 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Kaunas University of Technology

KTU and the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) joint doctoral programme in the field of physics provides competencies and knowledge in the areas of condensed matter ... [+]

Joint degree programme with the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; double degree programme with the Shizuoka University, Japan

KTU and the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) joint doctoral programme in the field of physics provides competencies and knowledge in the areas of condensed matter, interaction of radiation and matter, optical spectroscopy; the programme offers a wide range of topics and general experimental and theoretical research in the areas of meso, micro and nanostructures, photonic structures, including their formation, analysis and application in plasmonics, biosensors and alternative energy. Research involves the use of new functional materials, modern technologies (electron-beam lithography, reactive plasma etching, and holographic lithography) and progressive research methods (spectroscopic ellipsometry, Raman scattering, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, ultra-rapid process spectroscopy, etc.). Students of this programme have the possibility to acquire a double doctor degree at Shizuoka University (Japan).... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies

Area: Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences ... [+]

Area: Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences Physics Physical and Chemical Processes in Earth Systems Materials Sciences Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Many-body Theory of Ultracold Matter Superconductivity at the Nanoscale: Theory, Simulations, and Experiments Theory of Electron-hole Superfluidity in Graphene Devices BCS-BEC Crossover in Multicomponent Superfluids and Superconductors

Experimental Physics

Matter under extreme conditions Physics of Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanosized Systems Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology with Gravitational Waves Soft Matter, Glasses, Liquids, and Liquid Solutions Synchrotron Radiation and Advanced Radiation Sources

Physics Education

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Italy Camerino
November 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Queen's University Belfast

The primary focus of the Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics research cluster is fundamental and applied aspects of ecology, environmental economics ... [+]

PhD Ecosystem Biology and Sustainability

The primary focus of the Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics research cluster is fundamental and applied aspects of ecology, environmental economics, conservation, aquaculture, animal behavior, molecular taxonomy and molecular genetics, particularly involving links between these aspects. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists, and postgraduate research students. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists, and postgraduate research students.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS Animal behavior/communication Biodiversity and ecosystem services Coastal and deep-water marine biology Ecological management Economics of water quality and sustainable catchment management Ecosystem ecology, modeling and mathematical biology Freshwater biology/fish biology Invasive species and their impact Molecular ecology, systematics, and phylogeography in algae, plants, invertebrates, fish, and mammals Sustainable aquaculture of shellfish and algae Urban land use, economics, and management Valuing biodiversity, agri-environment schemes and outdoor recreation including use of GIS and spatial econometrics Wildlife ecology, especially of birds and mammals ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ... [-]
United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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Kadir Has University

Biology, biotechnology and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount o ... [+]

Biology, biotechnology, and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount of data. Most of the recent techniques used in DNA, RNA and protein-based research is supported by bioinformatics and computer science. Computer science offers a new era for the biological sciences. For example the building block of the cell, proteins are modeled in 3D using a computer; this enables the rapid and efficient identification of molecular interactions and signals transduction pathways. Similarly, mutations in the genetic sequence can be detected quite fast using computer technology. Since the recent advancements in computational biology decreased the cost and accelerated the research processes including the drug development, the in silico studies are highly demanded in the industry.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

One of the four field-specific tracks is Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences, which is under the “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” PhD Program. ... [+]

2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Deadline for applications – April 23rd 2019, 12 pm CEST

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey.Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 32 fully-funded scholarships within two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.... [-]

Italy Lucca
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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University of Pavia

The Ph.D. in “Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences” aims at offering graduate students solid skills in Computational Mathematics, Computational Physics, Scient ... [+]

Models, mathematics, statistics, data, and algorithms are the foundations of our digital world. Computational methods and mathematical analysis are increasingly used for simulation, prediction, data evaluation, analysis, risk assessment, development, and optimization, in virtually every field of Science.

The Ph.D. in “Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences” aims at offering graduate students solid skills in Computational Mathematics, Computational Physics, Scientific Computing, Statistics, Decision Sciences, Optimization, Machine Learning, as well as an interdisciplinary view of Applied Mathematics, Physics and decision processes under uncertainty. The program gives a solid theoretical and computational grounding for high-level research in universities, international research institutions, and industry.... [-]

Italy Pavia
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering f ... [+]

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the synthesis of new processes and products. Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future.The research areas of interest are:

Drug Discovery Tissue Engineering Plant Biotechnology Protein-Protein Interactions Protein Folding Process Dynamics, Control, and Optimization Systems Engineering Catalysis Supercritical Fluids Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Fuel Cells and Sustainable Development Computational Fluid Dynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Microfluidics Biological Clock Interaction Networks and Pathways Modeling of metal-organic frameworks for energy applications Molecular simulations of crystalline nanoporous membranes for gas separations Computational studies of adsorption and diffusion in porous materials Supercritical fluids and ionic liquids ... [-]
Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 5 years
Campus
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Universidade de Évora

Advanced training in theoretical and applied mathematics with an emphasis on Algebra and logic (logic, non-standard analysis, algebra, theory of numbers, encryption), ana ... [+]

PRESENTATION

Advanced training in theoretical and applied mathematics with an emphasis on Algebra and logic (logic, non-standard analysis, algebra, theory of numbers, encryption), analysis (differential equations, calculus of variations and optimal control, optimization, dynamic systems, numerical applications) and Statistics (statistics, operational research, probability). In the context of the thesis is required in-depth study of a part of mathematics and / or their applications in order to cross the border of mathematical knowledge to solve problem without open and / or to start a new theory. targeted capabilities: formulate theorem new mathematical concepts and / or mathematically model in the various contexts of application, in-depth knowledge and assimilation of advanced mathematical theory of parts, know how to use successfully computerized means, interpret and communicate mathematical results of scientific texts, display results own research, write publishable scientific articles in prestigious scientific journals.... [-]

Portugal Evora
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

A leading center of postgraduate teaching and research, the School of Geography has internationally recognized strengths across the discipline. ... [+]

Overview

A leading center of postgraduate teaching and research, the School of Geography has internationally recognized strengths across the discipline.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

Geography research areas include:

Cultural and Historical Geography

Shaped by, and shaping, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences

Cultures of Landscape Historical Geographies of Empire, Environment, and Health Histories of Geographical and Environmental Knowledge

Economic Worlds

Advancing analysis of economic phenomena in contemporary globalization in geography and the wider social sciences... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
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Brno University of Technology

This programme is based on the cooperation of two universities and one research institute - Brno University of Technology, Masaryk University and the Institute of Physics ... [+]

Advanced Materials and Nanosciences

CEITEC BUT offers you a unique inter-institutional graduate programme, which in general is based on the CEITEC project research programmes. Currently, one doctoral programme is available – Advanced Materials and Nanosciences. This programme is based on the cooperation of two universities and one research institute - Brno University of Technology, Masaryk University and the Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The Advanced Materials and Nanosciences programme is composed of two fields of study:

Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies Advanced Materials Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies ... [-]
Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Trieste

This Ph.D. Course aims at the advanced training of students in the field of the Earth System Science, through a multidisciplinary approach, where specific skills integrat ... [+]

This Ph.D. Course aims at the advanced training of students in the field of the Earth System Science, through a multidisciplinary approach, where specific skills integrate with modeling and computational tools that allow to effectively tackle complex problems. Special attention is devoted to the interactions between Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Data Science, Fluid Dynamics, and Earth Sciences.

This course promotes the preparation of students through the investigation of the scientific themes developed by the research groups belonging to the departments and the research institutions directly involved in the program, as well as through international collaborations with qualified foreign structures that provide students with the opportunity to attend training programs abroad.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The research undertaken within Geography falls under two interdisciplinary Research Clusters; Environmental Change & Resilience (ECR) and Culture & Society (C& ... [+]

The research undertaken within Geography falls under two interdisciplinary Research Clusters; Environmental Change & Resilience (ECR) and Culture & Society (C&S). Physical Geography-related projects focus on themes such as long-term landscape and environmental change, the resilience of ecosystems, environmental change impacts on heritage structures, and analysis of contaminated lands. Investigative approaches include a range of geospatial technologies such as remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), big data analysis and spatial and temporal modelling. Much of our research spans several disciplines, for example, projects on the hydrogeology and restoration of bogs, climate change implications for resilience and stability of soil, geoforensics and coastal geomorphology.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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