New 4-year PhD program in MODELING AND ENGINEERING RISK AND COMPLEXITY at a new School for Advanced Studies of the University of Naples “Federico II” – ITALY

From climate change and sustainability to seismic engineering and Industry 4.0, all the crucial challenges facing mankind today require the ability to understand and engineer ever growing reliable interdependent, complex and interconnected systems and infrastructures.

The Call for Applications for the new 4-year PhD Program in Modeling and Engineering Risk and Complexity of the Scuola Superiore Meridionale (a brand new School for Advanced Studies in Naples) is now out and available at

We are looking for bright and ambitious students from any area of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to join this exciting new program.

6 fully funded 4-year scholarships are available this year.
Each scholarship includes a stipend of EUR 19,000 per year which is increased by 50% when the student is spending time abroad. Students are expected to spend at least 9-12 months abroad during their PhD. Each Scholarship also includes approx EUR 4,000 for research costs/travel per year.

Applicants must submit a brief scientific report (description of their MSc thesis work, CV, personal statement and reference letters) following the instructions provided at the website above by no later than 30th June 2020.
Successful candidates will be announced at the end of July 2020 with course officially starting on 2nd November 2020.

For any further information contact the PhD Coordinator, Prof Mario di Bernardo, at or check out the PhD website at: