The project

INVITE (INnovative Verona university’s Inter-disciplinary, Inter-sectoral and International Training Experience) is a doctoral programme of the University of Verona with a strong inter-sectoral, inter-disciplinary and international research and training dimension.

The project is co-financed by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 Programme and by the Regione del Veneto. It involves many partner organisations: 17 universities and research centres in Europe and beyond, 13 enterprises and organisations from the economic sector, 3 public organisations and 1 network.

INVITE offers a total of 14 PhD positions to train early-stage researchers in scientific disciplines within the following four main scientific domains:

  • Natural and Engineering Sciences,
  • Life and Health Sciences,
  • Humanities, and
  • Law and Economics.

INVITE aims to:

  1. Attract young, talented, international fellows to follow a high-quality interdisciplinary doctoral programme at the University of Verona;
  2. Encourage inter-sectoral and international mobility, thanks to collaborations with a wide network of Italian and European partner organisations in both the academic and non-academic sectors;
  3. Provide the early-stage researchers with a comprehensive set of transferable skills for intellectual property rights management, the exploitation of research results, the management of ethically-relevant research including the gender dimension in research, grant writing and project management, and the design and implementation of outreach and dissemination activities;
  4. Support the doctoral students with a specific counselling service to improve their employability at the end of the doctoral programme;
  5. Reinforce capacities of the University of Verona to host talented international researchers in a high-quality working environment.

The ultimate goal is to train a new generation of researchers in a wide range of disciplines and to provide them with the ability to establish professional collaborations with academic institutions and/or the private sector at the Italian and European levels.

INVITE will also improve the already well-established and successful doctoral programme at the University of Verona.