Starting from this academic year, the Ph.D. course in “Food, Health and Longevity” will be carried out in agreement between the University of Piemonte Orientale and the University of Turin.

The Ph.D. course originates from the union of the projects of Excellence of the two Departments of Medicine UPO and Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences (DISAFA) of UNITO.

The Doctorate will be interdisciplinary in order to train skills in the “Food” and “Longevity” themes and to talk with several disciplines in a strategic way.

The two Universities will jointly award the academic title of Doctor of Research in “Food, Health and Longevity”, which will bear the logos of the partners and will be signed, jointly, by their respective Rectors.

Two universities for excellence

The collaboration between the two universities aims to ensure the promotion of an integrated vision for academic training, research development and technological innovation.
The creation of this common path takes place in a spirit of equality and fairness from an economic, decision-making, training and procedural point of view: the Universities will each guarantee 3 scholarships and the faculty will involve important members of both the University of Eastern Piedmont and the University of Turin.
Professor Antonia Follenzi, Ph.D. coordinator, explains: “the collaboration with the University of Turin is the first step of a process of progressive extension of the partnership network, which allows us to consolidate our role in research and in the near future will lead us towards the internationalization of the Ph.D.”.
Professor Simone Luca Cocolin, Full Professor of Agricultural Microbiology at the University of Turin and member of the Faculty of Medicine, adds: “This Ph.D. represents a unique opportunity to put together the excellence of the two Piedmontese universities on current issues of great social interest, through a transdisciplinary and cross-contamination approach”.

How to participate in the call

To be admitted to the PhD, you must participate in an open competition.
The call for applications for the academic year 2020-2021, XXXVI cycle is now open: for information visit te the University website
or contact the  Ph.D. office