The innovative doctoral programmes: features and news”
Verona, 16/11/2018 News

On Friday 16th November, the INVITE project will celebrate its first year with a conference on “The innovative doctoral programmes: features and news”.

The conference will focus on how to improve doctoral programmes in line with the principles of Innovative Doctoral Training. Representatives of the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Education, Research and University, the Region of Veneto and Confindustria will intervene. The agenda of the conference is available here below. You can also download the Poster of the INVITE Conference 2018.

The conference is open to everybody involved in the doctoral system: administrative and research and teaching staff of the Italian universities as well as business companies.

The event will take place at the Santa Marta Building (Room SMT 6) in Verona, via Cantarane 24.

The event is free of charge, but prior registration is required:


Download the presentations of the INVITE Conference (Verona, 16/11/2018)

09.45 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.30 Welcome and opening

Nicola Sartor, Rector of the University of Verona
Santo Romano, Director of Human Capital, Culture and Community Planning Area, Region of Veneto (download the presentation)
Bruno Giordano, Vice-President of Supply Chains and Start up, Confindustria Verona

10.30 – 11.00 The Innovative Doctoral Training Programmes (download the text)

Vanda Lanzafame, Director Ufficio VI-DGSINFS- Esami di Stato e Dottorati, Ministry of Education, University and Research

11.00 – 11.15 Presentation of  the INVITE Project (download the presentation)

Mario Pezzotti, Vice Rector for Research and project coordinator, University of Verona

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00 The Horizon 2020 funding opportunities for early-stage researchers (download the presentation)

Klaus Haupt, Chief of unit “Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND, Researchers’ Night and Individual Fellowships: Global”, European Commission

12.00 – 12.30 Panel discussion

European Commission, MIUR, Region of Veneto, Confindustria Verona, Università degli Studi di Verona

12.30 Conference closure

How to reach Verona

By plane

The Verona Airport “Valerio Catullo” is just 10 km far from the centre of Verona. A special bus-shuttle connects the airport to Verona Porta Nuova railway station (service from 5.35 am to 11.10 pm).

Other International airports not far from Verona are:

  • Orio al Serio International Airport, Bergamo
  • Marco Polo International Airport, Venice
  • Milano Malpensa Airport
  • Aeroporto di Treviso

By train

The central railway station is Verona Porta Nuova. It is a major cross-junction station in Italy: the north-south Brenner Railway connecting Austria and Bologna meets the east-west Milan-Venice railway. It is served by the main train operators Trenitalia, Italo, and ÖBB-DB.

By bus

There are many inter-city bus services connecting Verona with the main cities in Italy and Europe, like FlixBus. Most of them have a bus stop near the railways station Verona Porta Nuova.

From the railway station Verona Porta Nuova to Santa Marta Building by city bus

It does not matter if you arrive to Verona by plane, train or bus, you can reach the Santa Marta Building from the railway station Verona Porta Nuova by the ATV city bus 11, 12 or 13. The closest bus stops are the second and third ones on XX Settembre street.

By car

Verona is easily reachable by fee-paying motorways:

  • A4 Milano-Venezia, exit Verona SUD
  • A22 Brennero-Modena, exit Verona NORD.