The International Doctoral Program in Global Health, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Medicine is an interdisciplinary PhD program designed and offered by the Università del Piemonte Orientale (UPO) through the Center for Research and Training in Disaster Medicine, Humanitarian Aid and Global Health (CRIMEDIM).
Professors from all UPO departments, together with experts and faculty members from all over the world will guide candidates in acquiring knowledge, skills, interest, and methodologies to carry out innovative research in the fields of global health, humanitarian aid or disaster medicine.
PhD candidates will perform their research activities in CRIMEDIM headquarters in Novara (Italy) or within other UPO departments or laboratories, under the supervision of professors or researchers of a relevant department and in strong cooperation with a young and motivated team of junior and senior researchers and PhD fellows.
The PhD starts on the 1st of November of each academic year. Candidates’ commitment to education within the doctoral program is full-time and activities outside the scope of the program are authorised by the faculty board when these do not hamper successful completion of the PhD.
The research studies can focus on different disciplines, but they must adhere to one of the three main themes: global health, humanitarian aid, or disaster medicine. Applicants are encouraged to develop a research proposal adhering to one of the topics listed. Open applications are also possible for proposals that align with CRIMEDIM’s main research priorities.