Dear colleagues and friends

I am writing to inform you about a new PhD programme in Global Studies that
is being launched by the University of Urbino, Italy. The 2017/18 edition
will focus on the following thematic area: *International Economic Policy,
Business and Governance*.  Applications will be open from June 6th until
June 30th 2017. The selection of candidates will take place early in July

Details on the PhD programme are illustrated in message below, and at the

You are kindly asked to circulate this piece of information and invite
students to apply from your own istitutions and from other universities you
are in touch with. We look forward to having a large number of high quality

Best wishes

Antonello Zanfei

*A New Ph.D. Programme in Global Studies at Urbino University*

The University of Urbino is launching a new interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Programme in *Global Studies*, at the crossroads of Economics, Business,
Sociology, Political Science and Law. The Programme has a high quality
faculty, including outstanding guests lecturers from major international

Two thematic areas will be addressed in alternate years:

·         in the edition starting in 2017-2018: *International Economic
Policy, Business and Governance*

·         in the edition starting in 2018-2019: *Global Society,
Cross-border Mobility and Law*

Ph.D. students in this year's thematic area, *International Economic
Policy, Business and Governance*, will be trained to carry out research on
economic, political and social relations across national borders. A
specific attention will be given to:

•         economic growth after the Great Recession, technological change
and inequality across and within countries;

•         the international strategies of firms (multinational corporations
and SMEs), finance and labour;

•         political processes and policies carried out by European and
international institutions and major countries for the governance of

The Ph.D. Programme is developed over *three years*:

-          a first year of courses and exams in Urbino;

-          a second year of international research and training, mainly
spent in international universities associated to the Programme;

-          a third year of research activity for completing the Ph.D.

*English* will be the working language of the Ph.D. Programme.

*Eight positions* are offered in the 2017-2018 Ph.D. Programme, including *six
positions with scholarships* covering fees and an annual tax-free stipend
at standard Italian rates (€ 13,600 per year; the amount is increased by
50% for training periods outside Italy).

*Introductory and background courses* will be held in September-October
2017, in order to fill gaps in students’ competences in English, Economics,
Business, Social Sciences, Quantitative Methods.

*Courses with exams* will take place at Urbino University during the first
year. starting from end October 2017. They will be structured into teaching
modules organised over two months periods: six weeks of half day teaching
and half day studying, one week fully devoted to studying, one week of
exams (written tests and/or papers).

*Data Labs* will provide opportunities for hands-on work on databases
leading to the preparation of statistical and econometric analyses.

*Seminars* (with no exams) will cover highly debated and cutting edge
themes – such as Inequality, Global digital economy, Born global SMEs,
International finance, Environmental regulation, Fiscal and monetary
policy, Welfare and social policies, International diplomacy – as well as
advanced research methods and research funding strategies.

Some seminars will be held in Italian.


*First week of June:* Opening of applications at

*June 30th 2017:* Applications due

*Early in July:* Interview of selected candidates

*Information* on the Ph.D. Programme and Faculty is available at the

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Director of the Ph.D. Programme: Prof. Antonello Zanfei, DESP - University
of Urbino

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