From epidemics, climate change and sustainability to seismic engineering and Industry 4.0, all the crucial challenges facing mankind today require the ability to understand and engineer ever growing reliable interdependent, complex and interconnected systems and infrastructures. If you are interested in studying complex systems, understand how to manage and mitigate risks and cascade effects this is the right program for you!
The Call for Applications for the 4 year PhD Program in Modeling and Engineering Risk and Complexity of the Scuola Superiore Meridionale (a brand new School for Advanced Studies established in Naples by the Italian Government in 2019) is now out and available at
They are looking for bright and ambitious students from any area of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to join this exciting new program.
7 fully funded 4-year scholarships are available this year
Each scholarship includes a stipend of EUR 19,000 per year which is increased by 50% when the student is spending time abroad.
Students are expected to spend at least 12 months abroad during their PhD.
Each Scholarship also includes approx EUR 4,000 for research costs/travel per year
Applicants must submit a brief scientific report (description of their MSc thesis work, CV, personal statement and reference letters) following the instructions provided at the website above by no later than 24th August 2022.
Applications must be submitted using the online platform available at:
Successful candidates will be announced the end of September 2022 with the course officially starting on 1st November 2022.
For any further information check out the PhD website at
or contact the PhD Coordinator, Prof Mario di Bernardo, via e-mail at