6 Doctoral Scholarships
The Universities of Milan, Rijeka and Maastricht are seeking six outstanding and committed students to carry out a three-year multidisciplinary research project, based at more than one participating university (see HERE the call for application and the course website).
The three universities are launching LEES, a new doctoral programme in International and Public Law, Ethics and Economics for Sustainable Development. With courses, seminars and scientific research activities entirely in English, it addresses the complexities involved in sustainable development, and uses an innovative multidisciplinary approach that combines the contributions of law, ethics, and economics.
The programme is managed by a highly qualified international doctoral board and supervised by an international scientific council composed by top scholars in the relevant fields of law ethics and economics, which will advise the board on the development of research lines and the programme of the yearly international workshops and summer schools.
The first year of the programme will be based in Milan, where the PhD students will attend courses and seminars, and participate in the activities and events of the academic community of the Department. The second and third years will mainly be dedicated to students’ own personal research projects and to participating in the large-scale joint project by working with one of our partner universities, and with the cooperation of their advisors. To enable their participation in the joint project, students will have access to additional funding and will have the opportunity to carry out part of their research either in one of the other leading universities – Rijeka or Maastricht – or in another partner university depending on the project and the agreements which will be set up. Researchers who choose to work with one of the partner universities will receive, in addition to the joint degree from the three leading universities, a degree from the applicable partner university, as well.
The candidates must be prepared to be both visionary and ambitious, in order to alter the current, unsatisfactory trajectory of development by taking intellectual risks. They must be devoted to social justice and committed to enhancing the quality of research in one or more of the PhD. research fields, as well as open to and interested in using research methodologies in different fields (Law, Ethics, and Economics). Candidates must have the preparation and the ability to pursue innovative results at the frontiers of research, where unsolved problems call for interdisciplinary approaches and contributions, and submit a project in line with at least one of the many proposed lines of research.
LEES lines of research focus on, in particular: re-thinking legal, ethical, and economic approaches to sustainability; social justice and theories of justice; environmental issues; public options for sustainable development; governance of the common sphere; corporate social responsibility; innovation technologies; and human rights (FULL LIST HERE).
This programme is for you if you:
- have at least five previous years of academic background in one of the PhD disciplines (Law; Economics; Ethics; Political theory and sciences; Environmental and sustainability sciences; Philosophy);
- are willing to change the current, unsatisfactory trajectories of development;
- are sensitive to social justice;
- are open to and interested in using research methodologies in different fields;
- are prepared to work in different environments;
- are proficient in English;
- have very good scientific writing and communication skills.
- a PhD programme earning a joint degree in at least three different Countries
- a list of partner universities that will allow you to carry out fully multidisciplinary and international research;
- an extensive board of experts standing by to assist you in your research;
- a PhD scholarship which includes a monthly gross salary of 1365,50 € for 3 years;
- additional funds to facilitate your mobility;
- a full-time PhD programme without any teaching duties;
- our beautiful academic campus located in the heart of downtown Milan;
- interaction with top scholars members of the international scientific council and with the excellent faculty and staff of our innovative LLM Programme in Sustainable Development, a diverse academic community that brings together minds from 10 different countries;
- participation in a large-scale research project with the potential to have wide-ranging implications for the sustainability of future international development.
Leading Universities (Joint-Degree):
- University degli Studi of Milan, Italy;
- Maastricht University, the Netherlands;
- Rijeka University, Croatia.
Partner Universities (Co-tutelle or Exchange Agreement)
- Kiel Institute of International Economics, Germany;
- King’s College, UK;
- University of Belo Horizonte, Brazil;
- University of Essex, UK;
- University of Galway, Ireland;
- University of Gottingen, Germany;
- University of Granada, Spain;
- University of Michigan, USA;
- University of Minas Gerais, Brazil;
- University of Pais Vasco, Spain;
- University of Pennsylvania, USA;
- University of Toulouse, France.
SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL – Defines and shapes the Ph.D. lines of research and participates in a yearly meeting of the programme
K. Basu, Cornell USA, Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies; C. Bicchieri, U Penn USA, Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics; Philosophy and Psychology; Legal Studies; M. Blair, Vanderbilt, USA, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise; N. Boschiero, Milan ITA, Full Professor of International law; Dean of the Faculty of Law; J. Broome, Oxford UK, Emeritus White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy; G. van Calster, KU Leuven, BEL, Full Professor, Faculty of Law; Head of the Department of International and EU law; K. Deketelaere, Sustainability College, Bruges BEL, Secretary General LERU; F. Denozza, Milan ITA, Emeritus Professor of Commercial law; T. Donaldson, U Penn, Wharton College, USA, Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics; P. Francés-Gómez, Granada ESP, Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy; E. Freeman, Virginia, Darden School USA, Professor of Business Administration; S. Hargreaves Heap, King’s College UK, Professor of Political Economy; I. Kunda, Rijeka HRV, Associate Professor, Chair of International and European Private Law; S. Leader, Essex UK, Professor, School of Law; Director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project; H. Maskarin Ribaric, Rijeka HRV, Full Professor, Vice Dean for Science and Professional Activities at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management; S. Masten, Michigan USA, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; U. Mattei, Turin ITA, Professor of Civil Law, and U Cal, Hastings College of Law, USA, Alfred and Hanna Fromm Chair of International and Comparative Law; K. Pistor, Columbia USA, Professor of Comparative Law; Director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation; M. van Rikswick, Utrecht University NED, Professor of European and Dutch Water Law and Director of Utrecht Universty Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law; C. Sorlini, Milan ITA, Emeritus Professor of Agriculturar Microbiology.
DOCTORAL BOARD – Charged with the management of the programme
Programme coordinator: L. Sacconi, Milan ITA, Full Professor of Economic Policy (Economic Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility), President of the Board of the Italian Society of Law & Economics, and Director of EconomEtica, inter-university center of research, University Milano Bicocca.
A. Baraggia, Milan ITA, Assistant Professor of Comparative Public Law; S. Baric, Rijeka HRV, Associate Professor, Chair of Constitutional Law; C. Bicchieri, U Penn USA, Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics; Professor of Philosophy and Psychology; Professor of Legal Studies, S. Bojanic, Rijeka HRV, Professor and Vice-Dean for International Relations; A. Bonfanti, Milan ITA, Associate Professor of International Law; E. Chiappero, Pavia ITA, Full Professor of Political Economy; L. Cominelli, Milan ITA, Assistant Professor of Sociology of Law; L. Crema, Milan ITA, Assistant Professor of International Law; I. M. E. D’Amico, Milan ITA, Full Professor of Constitutional Law; S. De Colle, IESEG Lille FRA, Associate Professor of Business Ethics & Strategy; M. Faure, Maastricht NED, Professor of Comparative and International Environmental Law, Academic Director Maastricht European institute for Transnational Legal Research, Academic Director of Ius Commune Research School; G. Grimalda, Kiel Institute for the World Economy GER, Senior researcher; S. Hargreaves Heap, King’s College UK, Professor of Political Economy; M. Khadjavi, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam NED, Associate Professor of Economics, Kiel Institute GER, Senior Researcher; I. Kunda, Rijeka HRV, Associate Professor, Chair of European and International Private Law; G. Marino, Professor of Theory & Practice International Tax Law, Milan ITA; I. Pellizzone, Milan ITA, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law; G. Peroni, Milan ITA, Associate Professor of International Law; C. Pitea, Milan ITA, Associate Professor of International Law; C. Ragni, Milan ITA, Associate Professor of International Law; M. Ricciardi, Milan ITA, Full Professor of Philosophy of Law; S. Valaguzza, Milan ITA, Full Professor of Administrative Law; L. P. Vanoni, Milan ITA, Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law, L. Violini, Milan ITA, Full Professor of Constitutional Law.
6 Doctoral Scholarships
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