Sostenibilità ambientale e benessere

  • English version Bandiera-inglese
  • Durata: 3 anni
  • Modalità di ammissione: titoli e colloquio
  • Coordinatrice: Prof. Paola Spinozzi
  • Sede: Ferrara
  • Internazionalizzazione: convenzione per International Joint PhD programme tra Università di Ferrara e Western Sydney University - WSU (Australia)
  • Titolo finale: Dottore di ricerca in Enviromental Sustainability and Wellbeing - rilascio di doppio titolo di dottorato da parte di Università di Ferrara e Western Sydney University per i soli dottorandi ammessi al Joint PhD Programme.
  • Dipartimento Proponente: Studi Umanistici
  • Soggiorni di studio all’estero: almeno 6 mesi obbligatori nel corso dei 3 anni
  • Curriculum: NO
  • Obiettivi formativi

Metodi, Contenuti, Finalità

Il corso di dottorato innovativo in Sostenibilità ambientale e Benessere è interdisciplinare, intersettoriale e internazionale. La sostenibilità è stata studiata con metodi disparati in vari settori disciplinari. L’obiettivo di questo corso è formare ricercatori che, partendo dall’originaria formazione, acquisiscano metodologie interdisciplinari e integrate per gestire la sostenibilità dell’ambiente in relazione al benessere degli organismi viventi.

La formazione si basa sulla sinergia fra quattro macro-areee: 1. Discipline umanistiche e Scienze sociali; 2. Economia e Giurisprudenza; 3. Architettura, Pianificazione e Ingegneria; 4. Scienze della vita, chimiche e biomediche.

Competenze socio-umanistiche riguardano Ecocritica ed Ecolinguistica, gestione dei beni culturali e metabolismo urbano; modelli di partecipazione, pratiche di teatro sociale e di comunità; programmi pedagogici e psicosociali di educazione alla sostenibilità e al pensiero ecologico, estesi a soggetti con disabilità e bisogni speciali.

Competenze in economia, econometria e diritto si incentrano sulla green, circular, and sharing economy applicate a sistemi produttivi, mercato del lavoro, smart mobility, green energy and finance, green and digital transformation, green policy evaluation and climate change.

Competenze in architettura e pianificazione, sistemi e macchine per l’energia si concentrano su resilienza e transizione, GIScience e climate proof planning, renewable energy e upgrade energetico-ambientale dell’ambiente costruito.

Competenze nelle scienze della vita, chimiche e biomediche comprendono: diversità ecologica e genetica e potenziale evolutivo delle specie; mitigazione degli effetti da attività antropogeniche e sostanze climalteranti e tossiche; adattamenti plastici dell’organismo nei diversi stati di salute in risposta a corretti stili di vita.

Collocando ambiente e benessere sostenibile in una prospettiva di complessità biologica e culturale, una nuova generazione di ricercatori possiederà gli strumenti per gestire risorse, attività produttive e heritage in ecosistemi fragili e per migliorare la qualità della vita e della salute.

 

Sbocchi occupazionali e professionali previsti

La formazione acquisita sarà apprezzata in settori tradizionali e innovativi in ambito nazionale e internazionale:

1. enti ministeriali, regionali, comunali e agenzie per la gestione e valorizzazione di città e territorio, biodiversità, beni culturali; complessi archeologico-museali, parchi e zoo; istituti di ricerca quali ISPRA, EEA; organismi non-profit e ONG quali WWF, Greenpeace, OIE, FAO, FWW, Oxfam; agenzie per la salute quali OMS, ECDC, OCSE e di sviluppo quali UNDP, UNIDO, UNEP e World Bank;

2. industrie, imprese, studi professionali per la gestione di risorse rinnovabili, materie prime seconde e scarti; riutilizzo di beni di consumo; gestione di illeciti amministrativi e reati nel settore agro-ambientale;

3. centri di ricerca per la prevenzione delle malattie e la promozione della salute e del benessere psico-fisico.

I dottori di ricerca potranno ricoprire ruoli di: ricercatore, docente, divulgatore di culture della sostenibilità e del benessere; pianificatore di programmi di educazione a comportamenti ecologici nei luoghi di lavoro; dirigente di aziende, musei e siti archeologici sostenibili; policy maker ed esperto legale in green/circular/sharing economy e progettazione ambientale nel processo edilizio; pianificatore, city manager; energy manager; programmatore di attività produttive; funzionario di enti per la tutela di risorse naturali e biodiversità; certificatore di agricoltura sostenibile e biologica; esperto in progettazione e applicazione di servizi basati sull’attività fisica per il benessere e la qualità della vita in comunità e luoghi di lavoro.

Progetti di Ricerca e programma formativo

L’impostazione interdisciplinare del corso di dottorato in Sostenibilità ambientale e benessere richiede che ogni progetto di ricerca colleghi almeno due fra queste quattro macroaree disciplinari:

1. Discipline umanistiche e Scienze sociali;

2. Economia e Giurisprudenza;

3. Architettura, Pianificazione e Ingegneria;

4. Scienze della vita, chimiche e biomediche.

Il programma formativo è suddiviso in attività specifiche per ogni studente e in attività per tutti gli studenti.

Le attività formative specifiche per ogni studente sono definite da due supervisori che rappresentano le diverse macroaree rilevanti per il progetto di ricerca e sono individuati fra i docenti e i ricercatori che costituiscono il Collegio dei docenti. I supervisori interagiscono costantemente fra loro e con lo studente.

Le attività formative per tutti gli studenti sono caratterizzate dalla partecipazione di studiosi nazionali ed internazionali, membri del collegio docenti e ospiti, e prevedono:

A. un ciclo intensivo di seminari, laboratori e lezioni all’apertura del corso, nel mese di novembre;

B. una serie di seminari e laboratori da dicembre a maggio;

C. un modulo intensivo della durata di una settimana, finalizzato all’apprendimento della comunicazione multimediale.

Il ciclo di seminari e workshops nel mese di novembre è incentrato sui metodi della ricerca disciplinare e interdisciplinare e sulla definizione della sostenibilità e del benessere in una prospettiva umanistica e scientifica.

Il modulo intensivo della durata di una settimana, finalizzato all’apprendimento della comunicazione multimediale, è organizzato presso il Se@Unife, http://sea.unife.it/.

I seminari e i laboratori da dicembre a maggio hanno la durata di un mese ognuno, sono condotti in sinergia da studiosi di almeno due diversi ambiti disciplinari e si articolano in una serie di incontri nell’arco del mese.

I membri del Collegio dei docenti appartengono ai seguenti settori scientifico-disciplinari, indicati in inglese, la lingua ufficiale del programma di dottorato:

 

Surname

Name

University

Department

Academic Role

Sector

Macroareas

Scientific Sector

I. Humanities and Social Sciences – Macroarea

I.1. Humanities

1

SPINOZZI

Paola

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi umanistici

Professore ordinario

10/L1

10

L-LIN/10 -English Literature

Research Areas: 1. Literature and the visual arts, theories and methodologies of verbal-visual studies; 2. Literature and Science, science writing, narrativization of scientific theories; 3. Utopian Studies, with a focus on art and aesthetics, imperialism, racism, evolutionism; 4. The Ecological Humanities, Ecocriticism, and Sustainability Studies. Current theoretical research revolves around ecological thought in literature that can propel action for a sustainable environment. Utopian, post/apocalyptic and climate change fiction, ecopoetry and ecotheatre are studied to understand the interactions between humans and the environment, the impact of anthropogenic phenomena, post/apocalyptic visions, forms of resilience, adaptation, and regeneration.

2

VIEIRA

Fátima

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Departamento de Estudos Anglo-Americanos

Associate Professor

10/L1

10

L-LIN/10 -English Literature

Research Areas: Utopian Studies with a focus on representations and visions of the future that have contributed to the construction of a better society. Her background in Literature and Culture, her methodology is based on Spatiality Studies and Digital Humanities (big data, spatial visualisation, distant reading). She has worked in the field of Food Studies and coordinated the Alimentopia - Utopian Foodways project, http://web3.letras.up.pt/alimentopia/, investigating gender and social issues (Who prepares the food and for whom? Who cleans after the meals?) as well as sustainability issues (How is food produced? How is it distributed? What happens to the leftovers?). Currently she is working on how collective imagination may drive a real change, mainly as regards the construction of post-COVID-19 societies.

3

CHAPMAN

Richard Stephen

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi umanistici

Senior Lecturer

10/L1

10

L-LIN/12

English Language

Research Areas: English language with a cultural and anthropological focus, using a methodology informed by teacher training. Publications include course-books for English language learners and studies reflecting interest in developments in the language from a sociolinguistic, textual, and pragmatic point of view. Language testing is another area of interest, involving participation in the development of regional examinations for the certification of language teachers in Italy, and the theoretical and practical evaluation of current language tests. Recent publications include work on computer-assisted language testing, corpus linguistics and the possible roles of English as a Lingua Franca and as a language of social division.

4

FEDERICI

Eleonora

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi umanistici

Associate Professor

10/L1

10

L-LIN/12

English Language

Research Areas: Translation Studies, LSP - Languages for Special Purposes – specifically tourism and advertising, English language varieties, Gender Studies, Utopian and Science Fiction Studies. She has coordinated European projects on translation and memory. Currently she is working on Ecofeminism, eco-linguistics (specifically Critical Discourse Analysis) and translation of texts dealing with environmental sustainability and ecocriticism.

5

SBONIAS

Konstantinos

IONIO – Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

Department of History

Associate Professor



L-ANT/01

Prehistory and Early History

Research Areas: Landscape Archaeology and Aegean Prehistory. He is involved in numerous projects in the Cyclades, Crete, the Ionian Islands, and mainland Greece, focusing on landscape history and archaeology in a diachronic and interdisciplinary perspective. Research interests also include public archaeology, archaeological theory, and the application of GIS in the analysis of Mediterranean landscapes. He is currently taking part in two projects on cultural heritage and sustainable planning, involving local communities in the participatory planning, at Therasia Island and at the Ecomuseum of Southern Corfu.

6

DUBBINI

Rachele

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi umanistici

Lecturer

10/A1

10

L-ANT/07

Classical Archaeology

Research Areas: Greek and Roman archaeology, landscape archaeology, history of Italian archaeology, anthropology and history of religions of the ancient world. In particular: 1. Study of the ancient world with a cultural and holistic approach and a focus on the construction of local identities in relation to landscapes and memories. 2. Public archaeology with a focus on the role of archaeology in contemporary Europe and the relationship between archaeology and the construction of national and local identities. 3. Sustainable management of cultural heritage.

7

STEVENS

Saskia

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Department of History and Art History

Associate Professor

10/A1

10

L-ANT/07

Classical Archaeology

Research Areas: History and archaeology of the Roman Period. Her research focuses on the impact and significance of borders, and the dynamics of borderlandscapes in the Roman Empire. She is currently starting up a new project on the Roman frontier (limes) in the Netherlands: Constructing the Limeshttps://limes.sites.uu.nl/. She is also interested in Roman urbanism and city planning, domestic architecture and urban living conditions, and has done research and fieldwork in Rome, Ostia and Pompeii.

8

THUN HOHENSTEIN

Ursula

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi umanistici

Associate Professor

10/A1

10

L-ANT/10

Methods of Archaeological Research

Research Areas: 1. Archeozoological and taphonomic analysis aimed at reconstructing the environment and food habits in paleontological, prehistoric, and protohistoric contexts; 2. Analysis of subsistence strategies in order to define the paleo-economic framework; 3. Analysis of strategies for the exploitation and sustainable use of resources in relation to the environment and climate change; 4. Reconstruction of artisanal manufacture of hard animal materials and amber; 5. Valorization of museum heritage and development of new digital solutions for disseminating scientific and humanistic culture and raising awareness about the cycles of nature and the anthropic impact on the environment over time.

9

LIPANI

Giuseppe Domenico

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi umanistici

Lecturer

10/C1

10

L-ART/05

Performing Arts

Research Areas: 1. Italian Renaissance theatre, with a focus on sacred representations in the late Quattrocento and connections with courtly patronage and material culture practices; 2. Anthropology of performance, especially folk drama in Southern Italy, examined in its performative dimensions and used as a framework to understand society, its values and identity; 3. Applied theatre, in particular theatre and active citizenship, people’s empowerment through the performing arts, theatre and the medical humanities, theatre in prison. He is the Director of Centro Teatro Universitario di Ferrara (University Theatre).

10

BERNARDELLI

Andrea

Università di Perugia, Italy

Dipartimento di Filosofia, Scienze sociali, umane e della formazione

Senior Lecturer

11/C4

11

M-FIL/05

Philosophy and Theory of Language

Research Areas: 1. Semiotics of text and textual pragmatics; 2. Narratology and narrative theory in literature and audiovisuals, with a focus on ethics and the representation of fictional characters such as villains and antiheroes in literature, cinema, and tv series; 3. Semiotic analysis of advertising and marketing communication, specifically the study of persuasive mechanisms in print and audiovisual advertising; 4. Representation of climate change in different media, in particular television fiction and docu-fiction; media representations of environmental sustainability.

I.2. Social Sciences

11

ALIETTI

Alfredo

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi umanistici

Associate Professor

14/C1

14

SPS/07

General Sociology

Research Areas: Racism, discrimination, Islamophobia, Antisemitism, interethnic relations in urban setting, socio-spatial segregation, urban and housing policies, urban requalification of deprived areas. More recently he has worked on environmental justice, environmental racism, and social resilience. He serves as a member of the Scientific Board of Theomai. Society, Nature and Development Studies Network and Culture della Sostenibilità - Cultures of Sustainability. International Journal of Political Ecology and Environment Culture.

12

JAMES

Paul

Western Sydney University, Australia

Institute for Culture and Society

Professor

14/C1

14

SPS/07

General Sociology

Research Areas: 1. Globalization and its impact upon social relations from national community to local community. 2. Social change and the human condition, including the impact of modernization on customary and traditional ways of being. 3. Sustainability with an emphasis on sustainable urbanization. These areas of engaged theory encompass questions of social formation, social integration and ontological tension. Legislation passed by the parliament of Papua New Guinea in 2007 was based on his project on community resilience involving a study of 50 locales in Papua New Guinea, and he was invited to draft the accompanying documentation. His ongoing work on urban sustainability began with the UN Global Compact Cities Program, and extended to UN-Habitat, Metropolis, and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), to develop an alternative model of urban development called ‘Circles of Sustainability’, now used by cities around the world. Since 2014 he has worked as Scientific Advisor to the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, Berlin.

13

SALAZAR

Juan Francisco

Western Sydney University, Australia

Institute for Culture and Society

Associate Professor

14/D1

14

SPS/10

Urban and Environmental Sociology

Research Areas: Social ecological change, anthropology of futures, scientific practices in extreme environments, environmental justice in community-based adaptation to climate change, social studies of outer space. He is an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker with a background in communication and media and anthropology. Since 2011 he has developed pioneering ethnographic work in Antarctica. Since 2016 he has been a University Research Theme Champion (Environment and Sustainability) and since 2020 an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. His work on Indigenous media in Latin America was widely recognised for its novel focus on the poetics of Indigenous video practices and for bringing together Latin American film theory and communication theory with media anthropology. Among his most known films as director are De la Tierra a la Pantalla (2004); Nightfall on Gaia (2015) and The Bamboo Bridge (2019).

14

MARESCOTTI

Elena

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

Associate Professor

11/D1

11

M-PED/01

Theories and Science of Education and Social Education

Research Areas: Adult education in a theoretical, historical and pedagogical perspective and with a focus on contemporary adult identity and emerging educational needs; maturity / immaturity dialectic; consolidation of autonomy and awareness, assumption of responsibility; adult education in formal, non-formal, informal contexts and related policies and practices. She is currently conducting research on: environmental education of adults, a topic to which UNESCO, the United Nations, and the Council of Europe have started to devote attention; the role and responsibility of adults in the political choices that govern environmental sustainability; intergenerational dynamics that define behavioural models focused on the protection, management and preservation of environmental heritage, broadly understood as oikos.

15

ZAPPATERRA

Tamara

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

Associate Professor

11/D2

11

M-PED/03

Methodologies of Teaching and Special Education

Research Areas: Theories and methodologies in educational processes, with particular relevance to the inclusion of people with disabilities and the training of educational professionals (teachers and educators). In particular she studies the evolution of handicap conceptualization and its influence on the culture of inclusion; learning environments, particularly schools, that can enhance the inclusion of people with special educational needs; higher educational contexts that address the inclusion of people with specific learning disorders (Dyslexia and others); psychoeducational and didactic approaches to autism spectrum disorders; adulthood of people with intellectual disabilities and their independent living opportunities through employment; body and sport activities as an educational medium in disability; pre-service and in-service teacher training addressed to equity and inclusion.

16

SCANDURRA

Giuseppe

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

Associate Professor

11/A05

11

M-DEA/01

Demology, Ethnology and Anthropology

Research Areas: Urban Studies, Anthropology of Social Exclusion, Visual Anthropology and Anthropology of Literature. He is currently conducting research on the relationship between anthropology, literature, and territory. He serves as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Gramsci Institute Emilia-Romagna and of the trans-disciplinary research group Urban Traces. He is Co-Director with A. Alietti of the Laboratory of Urban Studies at the University of Ferrara and Co-Director with C. Cellamare of the Italian Journal of Urban Studies.

17

VISINTIN

Emilio Paolo

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

Lecturer

11/E3

11

M-PSI/05

Social Psychology

Research Areas: 1. Theoretical and methodological skills of applied social psychology; 2. Social psychology of intergroup relations with a focus on prejudice and discrimination, intergroup contact, and cooperative learning; 3. Social identities, social norms, cultural and ethnic diversity. His quantitative research based on surveys and experiments is applied to socio-psychological phenomena in contexts such as schools, organizations, public offices. Currently his study focuses on the utilization, monitoring and evaluation of psychosocial programmes aimed at increasing pro-environmental attitudes and behaviours as well as environmental education in schools and universities, public and private workplaces.

18

CRABTREE

Louise

Western Sydney University, Australia

Institute for Culture and Society

Associate Professor

11/B1

11b

M-GGR/02

Economic and political geography

Research Areas: Social, ecological, and economic sustainability of community-driven housing developments in Australia; the uptake of housing innovation in practice and policy; complex adaptive systems theory in urban contexts; the interfaces between sustainability, property rights, institutional design, and democracy. Her work is underpinning the emergence of forms of permanently affordable and community-led housing in Australia, such as housing cooperatives and community land trusts, on which she is Australia’s leading expert.

II. Economics and Law – Macroarea

II.1. Economics

19

ANTONIOLI

Davide

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Economia e Management

Associate Professor

13/A1

13

SECS-P/01

Economics

Research Areas: 1. Applied analysis through microdata of the relationships between environmental innovations and labour market characteristics, with a focus on industrial relations and worker training; 2. Circular economy and ‘Industry4.0 technologies’ at the firm level; 3. Credit restrictions, green finance and relationships with environmental innovations and the economic performance of the firm; 4. Technological innovation and organizational change, including the changes in the working conditions of employees; 5. Innovative activity of firms even in periods of economic recession; 6. Vertical integration between manufacturing and services; 7. Evaluation of public policies, in particular regional ones, in support of firms innovation.

20

MAZZANTI

Massimiliano

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Economia e Management

Professor

13/A2

13

SECS-P/02

Economic Policy

Research Areas: Applied environmental economics related to sustainable development, climate change policies, environmental innovation, environmental policy design and assessment, waste management and policy, economic valuation of the environment, beyond GDP - green accounting issues. Inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives encompass cultural heritage and policy, evaluation and management of marine resources and ecosystem services, bioeconomy and circular economy interlinkages, technological development in bio-based industries, behavioural change and cultural aspects of innovation adoption in low income communities.

21

NICOLLI

Francesco

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Economia e Management

Lecturer

13/A2

13

SECS-P/02

Economic Policy

Research Areas: 1. Applied analysis through macro- and micro-data of green technological change in the energy sector with a focus on renewable sources; 2. Circular economy and “Industry4.0 technologies” at the firm level; 3. Green technologies and their impact on firms’ competitiveness; 4. Evaluation of public policies, in particular national ones, in support of firms’ innovation; 5. nonmarket valuation techniques in the fields of environment (air, water, waste); endangered species; cultural heritage.

22

MUSOLESI

Antonio

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Economia e Management

Associate Professor

13/A5

13

SECS-P/05

Econometrics

Research Areas: Climate econometrics, econometric policy modelling and the understanding of the process of generation of new knowledge and its effects on economic performances. Given the nonlinearity and complexity of most of the economic, social, and environmental processes, his focus is on non-semiparametric econometric methods, which reconsider simplistic assumptions and avoid possible functional misspecification of standard parametric models. Moreover, the increasing process of globalization and interactions across statistical units (such as country, firms, individuals) require reconsidering the assumption of independence across such units. In such a perspective, panel data econometric models are an extremely powerful tool as they allow to introduce cross-sectional dependence into the model.

23

VALDIVIESO GATICA

Gonzalo

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Campus Villarrica

Associate Professor

13/A4

13

SECS-P/06

Applied Economics

Research Areas: Local Development, Decentralization Process, Local Administration, Small and Medium Size Cities Development, Local Economy and Sharing Economy. His background is in Economics and Management of Innovation and Sustainability. He is involved in research projects on: Intercultural Relationships at local level, Ethno-tourism and Sustainable Tourism; education for sustainable development and mathematics in primary school. He is Director of the Campus Villarrica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Araucanía Region, and a member of its Local Development Centre.

24

MOLDEREZ

Ingrid

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Faculty of Economics and Business

Associate Professor

13/B2

13

SECS-P/08

Management

Research Areas: 1. Corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and grass root organisations, more specifically the sustainable transition process of an organisation, group, sector and the role of pioneers, incumbents, NGO’s and/or the government in this process.; 2. Competences for sustainable development in higher education, i.e. different approaches of pedagogy to foster competencies for sustainable development such as service learning, serious games. The preferred research methods for both areas are case-study research, literature review and action research. Being an economist in the sense of Aristotle’s ‘oikonomia’, i.e., taking care of the other, her focus is on how connections between system and the environment are or can be made. Her transdisciplinary approach involves organization theory, social theory, philosophy, economics, art, and literature. She coordinates macroeconomics for the bridging BA programme in Business Administration and corporate social responsibility.

25

DE FRANCESCHI

Alberto

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Economia e Management

Associate Professor

12/A1

12

IUS/01

Private Law

Research Areas: 1. Private Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Rights; 2. Italian and European Law of Obligation and Contracts, with a focus on the regulation of Digital Economy and Environmental Sustainability. He is a member of the National University Council. Since October 2015 he has been the Coordinator of the Digital Law Special Interest Group at the European Law Institute in Vienna and in 2020 he founded the Environmental Law Special Interest Group at the European Law Institute. He is Co-Editor of the Journal of European Consumer and Market Law and The Italian Law Journal.

26

MALOMO

Anna

Università di Salerno, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze giuridiche - Scuola di Giurisprudenza

Associate Professor

12/A1

12

IUS/01

Private Law

Research Areas: Civil Law, Fundamental Rights and Bio-law, IT Law. More specifically, she studies issues of pathology and remedies in contract, monetary obligations, and civil liability. More recently she has worked on bioethics and environmental protection issues such as energy, environmental and climate change law and real estate, environmental torts, and civil liability.

27

LAZZARELLI

Federica

Università di Salerno, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze giuridiche - Scuola di Giurisprudenza

Associate Professor

12/A1

12

IUS/01

Private Law

Research Areas: Contract law and IT law, with particular attention to telematic contracts and the identification of protections for the weak contractor, not attributable to the legislative category of “consumer”, as well as the profile of the abuse of technological dependence, as a cause of contractual imbalance. The abuse of rights has been addressed also in relation to the regulation of obligations, with a focus on the conservation of the creditor’s patrimonial guarantee. Further research interests are testamentary succession and real rights, in particular the condominium of buildings.

28

TERRYN

Evelyne

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Faculty of Law

Professor

12/A1

12

IUS/01

Private Law

Research Areas: (European) consumer law, European contract law and the environmental aspects of Private Law, with a focus on the legal aspects of circular economy and sustainable consumption. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht and a member of the Editorial Board of the Dutch Toekomstbeelden voor Consumenten (Future Pictures for Consumers). She was a member of the Acquis group, the European Consumer Law Group, and the Consumer Law Enforcement Forum. She is Co-Editor (with J. Stuyck, H. W. Micklitz and D. Droshout) of the Ius Commune Casebook on Consumer Law (Hart, Oxford).

29

RUSSO

Luigi

Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche

Associate Professor

12/E3

12

IUS/03

Agricultural Law

Research Areas: European Union agricultural law and Common Agricultural Policy, with a focus on incentive law and regulatory law. With regard to the latter, he has studied the market of agri-food products, the application of antitrust law and legislation to protect the different bargaining power of agricultural producers on one side and huge operators in the retail sector and food processing industry on the other. His current research revolves around the impact of agricultural activity on biodiversity and the environment, as the recent Green Deal strategy developed by the Von Der Leyen Commission to support sustainable agriculture will lead to the adoption of new and numerous regulatory acts aimed at ensuring food security for European citizens while respecting the environment and non-renewable resources.

30

MONGILLO

Roberta

Università del Sannio di Benevento, Italy

Dipartimento di Diritto, Economia, Management e Metodi quantitativi

Lecturer

12/B1

12

IUS/04

Business Law

Research Areas: 1. Consumer contracts regulation and intellectual property rights, with a focus on trademarks, industrial models, and copyright law, also in consideration of technology developments and in a comparative perspective; 2. Intellectual property rights, technological development, and environmental sustainability. With regards to International Treaties and Conventions on Intellectual Property and the Environment, she studies the impact of intellectual property rights on the management and mitigation of climate change, encouraging models based on the protection of fundamental human rights.

31

MICKLITZ

Hans Wolfgang

University of Helsinki, Finland

Faculty of Law

Professor

12/E3

12

IUS/05

Economics Law

Research Areas: European Private Law, European Consumer Law and regulatory aspects of sustainable development, with a focus on the legal aspects of circular economy. He is Finland Distinguished Professor of the Academy of Science at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki. From 2007 to 2019 he was Professor at the Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI), Florence. Since 2015 he has been Head of the Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich. Since 1994 he has been Head of the Institute of European and Consumer Law (VIEW), Bamberg. In 2010 he received an ERC Advanced Grant in “European Regulatory Private Law” (2011-2016). He is Co-Editor of the Journal of Consumer Policy.

III. Architecture, Urban Planning, Engineering – Macroarea

III.1. Architecture and Urban Planning

32

DAVOLI

Pietromaria

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Architettura

Professor

08/C1

08a

ICAR/12

Architectural Technology

Research Areas: Interdisciplinary sustainable processes in architecture and the green built environment, especially at an energy-environmental level, aimed at mitigating climate change and saving non-renewable resources. Another interest is the refurbishment and sustainable retrofit of existing building heritage, especially homogeneous building stocks, urban aggregates and outdoor spaces. He participated in the international Solar Decathlon Middle East competition in Dubai in 2018 In the field of the new construction research with the design and construction of an innovative and energy-self-sufficient building prototype. He is the Director of the “Architettura>Energia” Research Centre.

33

CALZOLARI

Marta

Università di Parma, Italy

Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura

Lecturer

08/C1

08a

ICAR/12

Architectural Technology

Research Areas: As a member of “Architettura>Energia” Research Centre she is interested in sustainable and interdisciplinary processes in architecture and the green built environment, especially at an energy-environmental level and with a focus on the historic cultural heritage. Over the years she has developed “simplified” tools and methods for the preliminary energy analysis and the elaboration of intervention scenarios on large building stocks, from social housing, to historic villages, and public buildings. Her research activity has been characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach encompassing technological disciplines of the architectural project, technical-economic evaluation, and applied physics. She participated with the KnowHow-se team at Solar Decathlon ME, Dubai, 2018.

34

BOARIN

Paola

University of Auckland, New Zealand

School of Architecture and Planning

Lecturer

08/C1

08a

ICAR/12

Architectural Technology

Research Areas: Sustainable conservation, retrofit and adaptation of existing and heritage buildings, regenerative design, post-occupancy evaluation (POE) and environmental sustainability assessment methods. She has collaborated with the Green Building Council of Italy since 2011 by leading the development of sustainability rating systems. This collaboration resulted in the development and publication of GBC Historic Building® (2015), the first rating tool assessing the level of sustainability of conservation-related interventions on historic and character buildings. She is involved in two research projects: “Bridging the gap between environmental sustainability and heritage conservation in New Zealand” (2017-2020) and “Learning from Trees: transforming timber culture in Aotearoa”, a design and fabrication project that will be exhibited at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy.

35

BELPOLITI

Vittorino

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering

Associate Professor

08/C1

08a

ICAR/12

Architectural Technology

Research Areas: Environmental design, energy retrofit, and building-integrated energy technologies, with the specific objective of merging the gap between academia and industry through R&D and cooperation with the productive/construction sector. His latest activity has mostly shifted to new construction, from the architectural scale to the detail of building-integrated systems, aiming for the improvement and marketability of green building technologies in cooperation with local and international industrial partners. The management and coordination of the projects participating to the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 and 2020 have enhanced the networking and partnership with numerous industrial partners and fostered several macro- and micro-researches. Comprehensive feasibility studies have resulted in guidelines for the energy/environmental refurbishment, upgrade, and valorization of existing and heritage buildings, with regard to extensive mapping of the UAE educational buildings and of traditional Emiratis remote villages.

36

FRANZ

Gianfranco

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Economia e Management

Associate Professor

08/F1

08a

ICAR/20

Urban and Regional Planning

Research Areas: City planning and management, regeneration and urban creativity, policies and tools for sustainability, smart and circular cities and territories. In the 90s urban planning was his major focus of interest, from 2003 to 2015 he coordinated the first international and interdisciplinary MA programme in EcoPolis - Policies for Sustainability and Local Development at the University of Ferrara. Since 2006 he has been involved in strategic planning practices in Italy and Brazil, has worked on urban regeneration and creativity, has developed policies and tools for smart cities and, recently, for circular cities and regions. Since 2017 he has elaborated theoretical views on cultures of sustainability, the Anthropocene, and Ecological Footprints, encompassing a humanistic, social, and economic perspective. At present ecological thinking and cross-disciplinary methodologies are at the core of his research.

37

MAGNI

Filippo

Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy

Dipartimento di Culture del Progetto

Lecturer

08/F1

08

ICAR/20

Urban and Regional Planning

Research Areas: Construction of management policies and planning tools for urban adaptation aimed at shifting the focus from an emergency approach to an ex ante and structural one. This method is based on the study of local governance systems, the barriers that still hinder climate proof planning processes, and the implications of innovative urban planning tools on social equity and economic development. He has combined theory and practice in three European projects: Interreg-Med Coevolve; Life Master-Adapt - MainStreaming Experiences at Regional and Local Level for Adaptation to Climate Change; Interreg Italy-Croatia Adriadapt, in which he is the coordinator of the technical unit.

38

MARAGNO

Denis

Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy

Dipartimento di Culture del progetto

Lecturer

08/F1

08

ICAR/20

Urban and Regional Planning

Research Areas: Environmental and urban assessment, remote sensing analysis, geostatistics, climate impact prediction and climate proof planning. His background is in Geography and Information and Communication Technologies for Urban and Environmental Planning. At present he is working on the assessment of risk and vulnerability of cities and coast caused by climate change and on the design of adaptation solutions. Since 2013 he has been involved in three EU funded projects on maritime spatial planning and experimentation of climate change adaptation: Adriplan - Adriatic Ionian Maritime Spatial Planning (2013-2105); Supreme - Supporting Maritime Spatial Planning in the Eastern Mediterranean (2016-2018), Simwestmed - Supporting Maritime Spatial Planning in the Western Mediterranean Region (2016-2018).

39

MARI

Marco

GBC - Green Building Council, Italy

Comitato direttivo

Vicepresident

08/F1

08

ICAR/21

Urban and Landscape Planning

Research Areas: Green buildings and products, urban regeneration, sustainable communities. A lifelong sustainability advocate with over 20 years of experience in buildings and products, green rating tools and process certification schemes. He has led multinational firms, worked on the definition of the main assessment schemes for sustainable construction and urban regeneration, and taken part in the regionalization process of LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design protocols for Italy and Europe. Since 2012 he has contributed to the definition of the main national green building rating systems, such as GBC Home (for residential and hotel buildings), GBC Quartieri (for neighbourhoods design and regeneration), GBC Condomini (for Condominiums refurbishment), GBC Historic Building (for heritage buildings restoration), ARCA (for new wooden buildings). Since 2014 he has taken part in the development and launch of the first international platform dedicated to Sustainable Projects, People and Products (ongreening.com). Since 2016 he has worked with the Italian Ministry of the Environment on the definition of the minimum environmental criteria for buildings and roads, related to Green Public Procurement (GPP).

40

BUILES VÉLEZ

Ana Elena

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana -Medellín,

Colombia

Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño - Facultad de Diseño de Vestuario

Associate Professor

08/F1

08

ICAR/21

Urban and Landscape Planning

Research Areas: 1. Urban and Fashion Studies, with a focus on sustainable economic processes, such as the production and consumption of fashion and its impact on the city; design, innovation and creative districts in cities; 2. Urban sustainability and wellbeing related to urban transformation, social innovation and creative process with communities, collaborative and participatory process for urban transformation and renovation. 3. Eco-design, Product Life Cycle, and their impact on the urban configuration. 4. Caribbean Studies, with a focus on landscape, sustainability, migrations, and decolonization processes in Colombian Caribbean Literature.

III.2. Engineering

41

PINELLI

Michele

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Ingegneria

Associate Professor

09/C1

09

ING-IND/08

Fluid Machinery

Research Areas: His activity in the field of Fluid Machinery mainly deals with the development of techniques for the numerical estimation of turbine and compressor behaviour in deteriorated conditions, the development of a small scale compressor test rig for the analysis of transient behaviour, water and dust ingestion, stall and surge conditions of small scale compressors. He is also involved in Energy and Environment related issues such as the study of innovative energy systems in micro-cogeneration applications, with particular attention to waste heat utilisation in ORC systems, and the study of the utilisation of biomass for the production of syngas.

IV. Life, Chemical and Biomedical Sciences – Macroarea

IV.1. Life Sciences

42

BERNARDI

Massimo

MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Trento, Italy

Sezione di Geologia e Paleontologia

Curator

 

04

GEO/01

Paleontology and Paleoecology

Research Areas: Mass extinction in the past; preservation and enhancement of paleontological heritage and cultural heritage; the concept of Anthropocene in a multidisciplinary perspective; scientific museology. Since 2013 he has been palaeontology curator at MUSE - Science Museum in Trento, https://www.muse.it/en/Pages/; since 2017 he has been Head of the Research and Collections area. He is currently working on narratives, perceptions, and factual data regarding the great ecosystem crises such as extinctions in the geological past and in the present, exploring synergies between conservation paleobiology, the philosophy of the Anthropocene, and science communication.

43

HAUFFE

Heidi Christine

Fondazione Edmund MACH, Italy

Dipartimento di Biodiversità ed Ecologia Molecolare

Senior Lecturer

 

05

BIO/05

Zoology

Research Areas: She leads the Conservation Genetics Research Unit at the Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, FEM - Fondazione Edmund Mach in Trento, https://www.fmach.it/eng. The main goal of this research group is to provide the scientific basis for interventions aimed at halting animal population decline. More specifically, we investigate the role of genomic diversity in population dynamics of charismatic alpine vertebrates, microbiota in the conservation status of endangered species, and hybrid zones in speciation. We also develop and apply genomic and metagenomic tools to specific animal conservation issues, from amphibians and fish to game birds and large carnivores, and are particularly specialized in the analysis of non-invasive samples, such as feathers and faecal pellets, with dedicated laboratories for the analysis of modern, environmental and ancient animal DNA.

44

MISTRI

Michele

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze chimiche e farmaceutiche

Associate Professor

05/C1

05

BIO/07

Ecology

Research Areas: Plastic pollution at sea and aquaculture at the Delta of the Po River. As regards the first area, he studies methods for the separation and recognition of micro and nanoplastics in environmental and biological matrices, monitors plastics in continental, marine-coastal and offshore water bodies (water column and sediments), and studies the accumulation of micro and nanoplastics in the marine trophic network (invertebrates and vertebrates) with a focus on species of commercial interest. As regards the second area, he works on the optimization of mollusc aquaculture production and reduction of waste in a circular economy perspective; on innovative strategies for the recovery of waste in aquaculture; on the environmental footprint of aquaculture products and activities.

45

MUNARI

Cristina

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze chimiche e farmaceutiche

Associate Professor

05/C1

05

BIO/07

Ecology

Research Areas: Biodiversity and aliens and long-term ecological research. As regards the first area, activities concern the implementation of knowledge related to the composition of benthic invertebrate communities in aquatic environments; the analysis of the presence and spread of alien species as well as their effect on indigenous biodiversity, especially in transition environments and commercial and tourist ports in the northern Adriatic Sea. As regards the second area, long-term ecological research is fundamental to understand patterns and processes underlying aquatic ecosystem dynamics: coastal lagoons are also considered to be one of the most vulnerable marine environments in the face of climate change and its effects, in particular large-scale impacts, such as increased temperatures, storminess, and changes in sediment dynamics. The aim is thus to provide information on ecological responses in transitional ecosystems.

46

BURNS

Jorge Sans

Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Faculty of Medical Engineering

Professor

05/F1

05

BIO/13

Experimental Biology

Research Areas: A health scientist today needs to embrace many aspects involved in understanding disease processes at a cellular level. The past decades have revolutionised the pace of technology, communication and scientific understanding. My predominantly cell-based experience has focused on maladies prevalent in ageing populations, namely cancer and bone morbidities. Disparate research fields have found greater harmony, combining genomes and proteomes. Chemical approaches to medicine have evolved to those recruiting our immune system plus a quest to exploit the regenerative potential of stem cells. Just as stone, bronze and iron ages defined human progress, new nanomaterials allow the development of potent biosensors to enhance diagnosis and therapy. The broadening qualities of medical research beckon an increasingly multidisciplinary approach for effective benefit to society.

47

BERTORELLE

Giorgio

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze della vita e biotecnologie

Associate Professor

05/I1

05

BIO/18

Genetics

Research Areas: He is a population geneticist interested in the evolution and conservation of several species (e.g., Apennine brown bear, Hermann’s tortoise, the yellow-bellied toad). With his Population Genetics and Genomics group, is.gd/popgg, he explores the patterns of genomic variation to reconstruct demographic and selection processes, with a focus on the impact (e.g., genetic load, genetic fragmentation, evolution of new traits) of recent human activities (e.g., habitat degradation, overhunting, domestication). He is interested in the application of population genomics analyses to help planning more responsible and efficient strategies to prevent biodiversity loss and to foster environmentally sustainable development.

48

MONA

Stefano

École Pratique des Hautes Études, France

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle

Maître de Conferences

05/I1

05

BIO/18

Genetics

Research Areas: Theoretical and empirical population genetics, conservation genetics, evolution of sharks and bony fishes, connectivity in the Indo-Pacific, and urbanization. The common theme linking these fields is the reconstruction of the demographic history of populations and species in space and time. His focus is on the properties and limits of inferential framework currently used in population genetics, particularly when spatial structure is present. This is crucial to interpret the observed demographic variation in response to climate changes and/or human modification of the environment, with practical consequences on the management of (threatened) species. Two research topics particularly relevant to the PhD programme are: 1) The study of the behaviour of extant species in the next future, based on the variation of genetic diversity through time 2) The use of sequencing approaches to detect and quantify the genomic footprints left by species adapted to live in sympatry with humans in urban environments.

IV.2. Chemical Sciences

49

PASTI

Luisa

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze chimiche e farmaceutiche

Professor

03/A1

03

CHIM/01

Analytical Chemistry

Research Areas: The health of lagoons and enclosed sea bays depends on the management of pollutant loads. It is therefore important to evaluate and understand the dynamics of the generation, transportation, and transformation processes of pollutants. To assess the impact on ecosystems, it is also necessary to evaluate the contamination in biotic and abiotic samples. Monitoring and detailed process studies of multiple sites in the Adriatic Sea involve a multidisciplinary team of biologists and economists who evaluate the socioeconomic impact of pollution. The aims are: to develop and apply targeted quantitative methods for the analysis of contaminants in biotic and abiotic samples; to develop and apply chemometrics tools to evaluate data (temporal and spatial variation) and examine possible correlations; to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate the data in a socioeconomic context.

50

PIETROGRANDE

Maria Chiara

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze chimiche e farmaceutiche

Associate Professor

03/A1

03

CHIM/01

Analytical Chemistry

Research Areas: Chemical and toxicological characterization of atmospheric particulate matter. 1. Environmental analytical chemistry, in particular the development and application of analytical methods for chemical characterization of complex environmental samples; 2. Air quality monitoring through quantitative analysis of constituents of airborne particulate matter, mainly chemical markers to assess primary emission sources and secondary atmospheric processes; source apportionment studies; 3. Study of Oxidative Potential of atmospheric PM and development and application of cell-free assays for OP measurement; 4. Use of OP assays for assessing PM toxicity, with a focus on the importance of the chemical and physical properties of PM on toxic effects caused by exposure.

51

DECESARI

Stefano

CNR, Bologna, Italy

ISAC-CNR

Lecturer

03/A1

03

CHIM/01

Analytical Chemistry

Research Areas: As a senior researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) he observes atmospheric composition changes and investigates air pollution and climate interactions. Questions at the core of his research are: What are the feedbacks of climate change on the emissions and lifecycle of air pollutants? To what extent have past air quality policies inadvertently affected the atmospheric levels of climate forcing agents? Can we measure such perturbations above natural variability? What strategies should be prioritized to improve air quality in our cities and achieve fast decarbonization?

IV.3. Biomedical Sciences

52

HURWITZ

Brian

King's College London, United Kingdom

Centre for the Humanities and Health

Professor

06/B1

06

MED/09

Internal Medicine

Research Areas: Strong interdisciplinary orientations stemming from interests in philosophy, law, and the history of ideas as well as in clinical medicine. His research in medical humanities has produced empirical studies of the sources of ethical perplexity experienced by clinicians; the value of oaths, codes of conduct, the ethical case history in medical education, patients’ attitudes to whole body donation; GPs’ reactions to their ever-growing list of dead patients; the role of narrative thinking in medical practice. His study of medico-legal issues has focused on defining the legal status of clinical guidelines and medical advisory statements (by analysis of evolving UK case law in medical negligence actions), medical error, medico-legal issues in primary health care. Evaluating new and effective care strategies in general practice, he has been a lead researcher on randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. He has directed cross-disciplinary research in the Medical Humanities within the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London.

53

GRAZZI

Giovanni

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze biomediche e chirurgico specialistiche

Associate Professor

06/N2

06

M-EDF/01

Methods and Teaching of Motor Activities

Research Areas: Exercise Physiology; Exercise Testing in health- and performance-related fitness domains; Epidemiology and cardiovascular health profile. He has developed and validated protocols for exercise testing and prescription in the prevention and treatment of non-communicable, mainly cardiovascular chronic diseases, but also in chronic degenerative neurological disorders as well as colon cancer. Knowledge and skills acquired during the scientific activity have been transferred to programmes of public health in the promotion of active lifestyle for persons with non-communicable chronic diseases.

54

MANFREDINI

Fabio

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze biomediche e chirurgico specialistiche

Associate Professor

06/N2

06

M-EDF/01

Methods and Teaching of Motor Activities

Research Areas: Development of original and effective programmes of physical activity and exercise to improve health and wellbeing, social participation, and autonomy of healthy or sick people. In particular: 1. Development of sustainable interventions with exercise, to overcome hypomobility, disability, social isolation, risk of amputation of a limb and death in frail or sick subjects; 2. Identification of circulating or technological biomarkers useful for exercise prescription and evaluation of the physiological effects. Research is based on the application of sustainable doses of physical exercise, the identification of circulating or technological biomarkers to personalize the interventions and evaluate or predict the effects, the study and application of devices facilitating adaptive responses. Outcomes concern life quality, psychological status, functional capacity, reduction of disability, better or greater survival. Students will participate in: 1. qualitative studies on preferences and barriers (physical, cultural, linguistic, gender-related) to physical activity; 2. studies of physical activity and the environment (home, hospital, community, nature, virtual reality); 3. design and validation of questionnaires, devices or multimedia tools; 4. analysis of cost-effectiveness of interventions.

55.

LAMBERTI

Nicola

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze biomediche e chirurgico specialistiche

Lecturer

06/N2

06

M-EDF/01

Methods and Teaching of Motor Activities

Research Areas: Development of original and effective programmes of physical activity and exercise to improve health and wellbeing, social participation, and autonomy of healthy or sick people. In particular: Evaluation of effectiveness (functioning, quality of life, clinical outcomes) and cost-effectiveness of the interventions in special populations. Creation, testing and validation of new solutions in terms of training tools and machines for frail populations.

565

MAZZONI

Gianni

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze biomediche e chirurgico specialistiche

Associate Professor

06/N2

06

M-EDF/01

Methods and Teaching of Motor Activities

Research Areas: Relationship between physical inactivity and non-transmissible (metabolic, cardiovascular, and neoplastic) diseases. He has directed projects of medical assistance (including physical activity) for patients with diabetes, obesity, hypertension and reduced cardiovascular function. These projects have been included in the health programmes of the Emilia-Romagna Region. He has been the coordinator of physiological training programmes and medical assistance for athletes at international level (especially canoeists). He is a member of the Technical Committee of the Italian Ministry of Health.

57

ZACCAGNI

Luciana

Università di Ferrara, Italy

Dipartimento di Scienze biomediche e chirurgico specialistiche

Lecturer

06/N2

06

M-EDF/02

Methods and Teaching of Sports Activities

Research Areas: Relationships between anthropometric characteristics and physical activity at different ages (childhood, adolescence and adulthood); body composition assessment and body image perception; weight status, fat status and healthy lifestyle; relationship between sports performance and anthropometry; anthropometry, physical activity and immigrant status; application of video analysis to analyse and improve sports performance.

Le attività formative prevedono collaborazioni di ricerca con istituzioni nazionali e internazionali che partecipano al programma di dottorato: Western Sydney University - WSU; Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale - ISPRA; Fondazione Edmund Mach - FEM; TECNALIA Research and Innovation; Centre for the Humanities and Health - CHH, King’s College London; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Pontificia Universidade Católica de Chile a Santiago e Villarrica - PUC; Pontifìcia Universidade Católica do Paraná a Curitiba, Brasile - PUCPR.

La ricerca su teorie, policies e buone pratiche di sostenibilità è alla base del Joint PhD con la WSU. I rapporti si sono sviluppati nell’ambito della Rete universitaria Routes towards Sustainability, https://www.routesnetwork.net/, fondata nel 2012, coordinata da UniFe e costituita da atenei di cinque continenti per promuovere ricerca e didattica innovativa su temi di sostenibilità ambientale, economica, sociale e culturale. Paul James, Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity presso la WSU, è Coordinatore del PhD in Sustainability e Direttore dell’Institute for Culture and Society - ICS, https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ics, internazionalmente noto per la ricerca interdisciplinare e innovativa sulle crisi ambientali, la civiltà globale, le trasformazioni tecnologiche, l’instabilità economica, i cambiamenti geopolitici, la mobilità transnazionale e l’urbanizzazione. L’ICS, con le serie di seminari e i simposi annuali Knowledge/Culture che attraggono studiosi di fama mondiale, offre un eccellente contesto di ricerca.

L’Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale – ISPRA partecipa alla formazione degli studenti offrendo metodi e strumenti scientifici, tecnologici e culturali per monitorare fonti e fattori di inquinamento, aumentare la tutela della salute, acquisire competenze in diritto ed economia ambientale.

La Fondazione Edmund Mach – FEM dà agli studenti la possibilità di utilizzare i laboratori per la caratterizzazione della biodiversità genomica e delle competenze dei ricercatori FEM nei campi dell’ecologia molecolare, ecosistemi sostenibili e qualità alimentare.

TECNALIA Research and Innovation, con sedi a Bilbao e Valencia, partecipa al progetto Horizon 2020 Green.eu, gestito dal Dipartimento di Economia e Management, e alla relativa rete Inno4sd.net - Innovation for Sustainable Development Network, www.inno4sd.net. Nelle sedi spagnole gli studenti potranno svolgere periodi di ricerca sulla green e circular economy, il design e le analisi delle innovazioni ambientali in contesti regionali.

La collaborazione con il Centre for the Humanities and Health – CHH diretto dal Prof. Brian Hurwitz presso il King’s College a Londra è nata nel 2006 all’interno del Socrates-Erasmus European Thematic Network Interfacing Science, Literature and the Humanities. Gli studenti potranno svolgere ricerca presso il CHH, la cui autorevolezza nel campo delle Medical Humanities ha acquisito da anni risonanza internazionale.

La Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ospita il gruppo di ricerca sulla Consumer Protection in a Circular Economy, coordinato dalla Prof. Evelyne Terryn e formato da economisti, ingegneri, filosofi e giuristi. Gli studenti potranno svolgere periodi di ricerca interdisciplinare sull’economia circolare nei procedimenti produttivi e nell’utilizzo delle risorse.

La collaborazione con la Pontificia Universidade Católica de Chile a Santiago e Villarrica – PUC e con la Pontifìcia Universidade Católica do Paraná a Curitiba, Brasile – PUCPR nasce nel 2012, con la fondazione della Rete universitaria Routes towards Sustainability. Gli studenti potranno partecipare a gruppi di ricerca su forme di sostenibilità locale e territoriale presso la PUC e su architettura e design sostenibile presso la PUCPR.

 

Tematiche di ricerca

Il tema centrale è la sostenibilità intesa come insieme complesso fondato sull’interdipendenza fra gli ecosistemi naturali e antropici e il benessere materiale e immateriale degli organismi che li abitano. La sostenibilità ambientale e il benessere aggregano discipline dell’antichità e letterarie, sociali, economiche, statistiche, giuridiche; biologiche, chimiche, mediche, della pianificazione e dell’ingegneria. La sinergia delle discipline sostiene metodologie innovative volte alla formazione di competenze culturali e scientifiche necessarie a comprendere che la gestione e il rinnovamento delle risorse naturali e dei patrimoni culturali è in stretta interdipendenza con la qualità della vita e la promozione della salute.

La sostenibilità dell’ambiente in rapporto al benessere presenta una articolazione tematica complessa che interseca vari settori ERC:

Scienze sociali e umanistiche

SH1 Individui, istituzioni e mercati: economia, finanza e gestione

SH2 Istituzioni, valori, credenze e comportamenti: sociologia, antropologia sociale, scienze politiche, diritto, comunicazione, studi sociali della scienza e della tecnologia

SH3 Ambiente, spazio e popolazione: studi ambientali, geografia, demografia, migrazioni, studi regionali e urbani

SH4 La mente umana e la sua complessità: scienze cognitive, psicologia, linguistica, educazione

SH5 Culture e produzione culturale: letteratura e filosofia, arti visiva e dello spettacolo, musica, studi culturali e comparativi

SH6 Lo studio del passato umano: archeologia, storia e memoria
Matematica, scienze fisiche, informazione e comunicazione, ingegneria, scienze della terra e dell'universo

Scienze fisiche e ingegneria

PE4 Scienze chimiche fisiche e analitiche: chimica analitica, teoria chimica, chimica fisica / fisica chimica

PE8 Ingegneria dei prodotti e dei processi: design dei prodotti, design e controllo dei processi, metodi di costruzione, ingegneria civile, sistemi energetici, ingegneria dei materiali

PE10 Scienza sistemica: geografia fisica, geologia, geofisica, meteorologia, oceanografia, climatologia, ecologia, cambiamenti ambientali globali, cicli biogeochimici, gestione delle risorse naturali

Scienze della vita

LS2 Genetica, genomica, bioinformatica e biologia dei sistemi: genetica molecolare e delle popolazioni, genomica, trascrittomica, proteomica, metabolomica, bioinformatica, biologia computazionale, biostatistica, modellazione e la simulazione biologica, biologia dei sistemi, epidemiologia genetica

LS6 Immunità e infezione: immunobiologia, eziologia dei disturbi immunitari, microbiologia, virologia, parassitologia, malattie infettive globali e di altro tipo, dinamica della popolazione delle malattie infettive, medicina veterinaria

LS7 Strumenti diagnostici, terapie e salute pubblica: eziologia, diagnosi e cura della malattia, salute pubblica, epidemiologia, farmacologia, medicina clinica, medicina rigenerativa, etica medica

LS8 Biologia evolutiva, delle popolazioni e ambientale: evoluzione, ecologia, comportamento animale, biologia della popolazione, biodiversità, biogeografia, biologia marina, eco-tossicologia, citologia