We are recruiting a strongly motivated PhD student (with full scholarship) to conduct research on economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Every year the Programme Committee selects a list of research topics covering the three dimensions of sustainability, i.e. the economic, environmental, and social dimensions.

In the 40th cycle, particular emphasis will be given to research proposals on the following subjects:

  • Sustainability measurement, risk assessment and impact evaluation of climate change, green technologies, social
    innovation, etc;
  • Non-market valuation for sustainability;
  • The impact of regulations and norms on sustainable development;
  • Business models in a world of technological and organizational change, and social innovation;
  • Sustainable management of businesses, organizations and territories with particular attention to tourism and cultural
  • Impact measurement and social and sustainability reporting (NFRD and CSRD), ESG rating approach;
  • Economic inequality, female employment, and sustainability;
  • Economic development, sustainable trade, sustainability of regions and cities.

Candidates should apply to the call issued by the Doctoral Programme in Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society (SUSTEEMS):

Application deadline: May 7, 2024, 4.00 PM (CEST).

Contact for further information: Prof. Roberta Raffaelli (


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