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    Funding of industrial PhDs

    The industrial PhD is a highly qualifying training course aimed at companies’ employees interested in activating this type of collaboration, who are in possession of a master's degree, single-cycle degree or equivalent qualifications (Ministerial Decree No. 270 of 22 October 2004), admitted to the PhD course trough a specific selection.

    Benefits for companies

    • Collaboration with the university to activate specific industrial PhD courses
    • Joint definition of the training program, which can also be carried out in the company
    • Training of the personnel with a highly qualifying course
    • Resolution of complex problems requiring research activities in the medium-long term

    Tax benefits

    • Deductibility and tax benefits for donations: funds transferred for research donations, from Italian companies to universities are fully deductible from the payer's income, up to 2% of the declared business income.

    Activation modes

    Companies, public or private third parties can finance all or part of the cost of a PhD scholarship, either through a donation or through an agreement with the university.
    For information contact the office in charge.


    The duration of the training is at least 3 years.