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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 478 / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 478 / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 17 June 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 514pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    The PhD Program Management Engineering and Real Estate Economics merges two specializations.

    The Management Engineering specialization derives from the doctoral program in Industrial Innovation Sciences, which was established in 1983. Until 1996, it was the only doctoral program in Italy in Management Engineering field. This specialization focuses on research topics related to operations & supply chain management, quality management, service management, management of new product development, project management, technology management, innovation management and economics, mass customization, complexity management, organization theory, innovation strategy, risk management, development and application of statistical tools for engineering management.

    The Real Estate Economics specialization derives from the doctoral program in Real Estate Appraisal and Land Economics, which was established in 1987. This specialization focuses on research topics related to valuation theory and methodology, valuation and valorization of urban real estate, valuation and management of historical architectonic goods, land economics, and valuation and management of environmental goods.

    Since the beginning, both specializations have given great importance to the plurality of perspectives on managerial phenomena, to the applicability and practical relevance of results, and to methodological rigor. Both specializations maintain close connections with the peculiarities of the various fields of engineering and architecture. Both specializations are a reference point in their communities due to the long history and established collaborations in Italy and abroad.

    The educational program covers three years and includes both compulsory and elective activities carried out within universities, companies or research centers at both the national and international level.

    Standard activities

    • Courses and laboratories coordinated by the PhD’s Faculty and held by the PhD’s Faculty and/or other lecturers.
    • Courses and lectures, mostly regarding methodological issues (e.g., statistics), shared with other PhD programs.
    • Courses and seminars organized outside Padova University by other university or by other private and public institutions in Italy and abroad.
    • Summer schools shared with other national and/or international doctoral schools.

    Personalized activities

    • The PhD student can choose both from among the elective activities included in the Educational Program of the PhD program and other training activities.
    • The research activities that the PhD student has to carry out with relation to both his/her dissertation and other research projects or the writing of scientific papers.
    • The training and research activities that the PhD student has to carry out outside Italy, including both specific projects in collaboration with international researchers and attendance at conferences and workshops.

    An Individualised Educational and Research Plan is yearly proposed by each PhD student in accord with his/her supervisor and must be approved by the PhD Faculty.

    List of courses


    Foundations: 1 – The research system; 2 – Qualitative research; 3 – Quantitative research; 4 – Statistics; 5 – Investment decisions under uncertainty; 6 – Economics of innovation; 7 – Choose, design, write & present PhD research projects & results

    Specializations: 8 – Innovation management; 9 – Operations Management; 10 – Knowledge Management; 11 – Strategy for innovation; 12 – Organization; 13 – Mass Customization; 14 – Regional Economics; 15 – Real  Estate Appraisal.

    Laboratories & summer schools: 16 – Lab on Management & Engineering; 17 – Lab on Real Estate Economics; 18 – Italian Association of Engineering Management Summer School; 19 – Real Estate Economics Summer School


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Admission to the PhD course is governed by a competition. Foreign applicants must be in possession of an academic qualification issued by a university and recognised as equivalent to the Italian 2nd cycle degree qualification. If the foreign qualification has not been recognised as equivalent yet, the Steering Committee of the PhD Course will decide on its equivalence.

    University fees are paid in two instalments.
    The first instalment (€217,50) is payable within October 31 and within December 31for enrollees attending second and subsequent years. In the case of first year enrollees, the payment date varies for each School and course and is indicated in the single announcements.
    The second instalment is payable within July 31. The amounts vary according to the ISEE (Equivalent Economic Status Index) income declaration presented by the student.

    The University of Padova, through funding from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Courses. During the 3-year doctorate programme, successful candidates are entitled to full board and lodging.

    In addition, the course, together with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), offers 2 scholarships to candidates from the People’s Republic of China. 

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