partnership for knowledge • platform 3 – sustainable energy, environment and industrial innovation

Capacity building at both individual and institutional level plays a key role in ensuring the success of innovation strategies that complement technological progress. Capacity building must go beyond a simple training component, and it should be designed to fully exploit the power of human capital as one of the crucial resources at local and national level.

This platform aims at providing advanced competencies in the sectors of energy, environment and industrial innovation. The energy profile trains highly skilled technicians in renewable energy systems, energy efficiency and energy planning. The environment profile focuses on risk protection and prevention, climate change and water management. The industrial innovation profile promotes the new frontiers of innovation such as industry 4.0, Internet of Things/Big Data/Data Analytics, social innovation and circular economy.

platform members

The Politecnico di Milano leads platform # 3 in close collaboration with the Politecnico di Torino, the University of Trento, the University of Bologna, the University of Napoli “Federico II”, the University of Padova and the University of Venezia. The University of Milano, the University of Reggio Calabria, the University of Roma “Sapienza” and the University of Bergamo also support this platform.

eligible countries

Citizens of Kenya, Mozambique and Tunisia - who are resident in their home countries - are eligible for the scholarships.

MSc programme

According to the European Credit Transfer and accumulation System (ECTS), and to the Italian higher education system, PfK MSc program awards a Master degree with a total of 120 academic credits.

Academic activities are scheduled over 24 months, tentatively from September 2019 to October 2021.

In years 2019-2022 the PfK MSc program provides a total of 19 scholarships for students coming from the above mentioned eligible countries.

Applicants shoud pay careful attention to the admission requirements and documents, as they vary among universities. Incomplete applications will be rejected. University websites usually provide a help desk for assistance. Applications are now open and must be submitted no later than 15 March 2019 at 12.00 pm, Italian time. Candidates are invited to carefully check the university website of their chosen programs as the actual deadline may be set earlier.

step 1 - application

Explore the academic offer, choose the most suitable courses and submit the applications through the appropriate university webpage. You can apply for up to three different master's courses.

Politecnico di Milano - Website, application process including requirements, documents and deadlines: http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply/

• Politecnico di Milano - Electrical Engineering − Smart Grid

• Politecnico di Milano - Energy Engineering - Energy for the Development

• Politecnico di Milano - Energy Engineering - Renewables & Environmental Sustainability

• Politecnico di Milano - Environmental and Land Planning Engineering - Environmental Engineering for Sustainability

• Politecnico di Milano - Geoinformatics Engineering

• Politecnico di Milano - Management Engineering

• Politecnico di Milano - Product Service System Design

• Politecnico di Milano - Mechanical Engineering

Politecnico di Torino - Website, application process including requirements, documents and deadlines: http://international.polito.it/

• Politecnico di Torino - Engineering and Management

• Politecnico di Torino - Energetics

University of Trento - Website, application process including requirements, documents and deadlines: https://international.unitn.it/incoming/academic-offer

• University of Trento - Energy Engineering

• University of Trento - Environmental Meteorology

• University of Trento - Mechatronics Engineering

• University of Trento - Materials and Production Engineering

• University of Trento - Computer Science

• University of Trento - Information and Communication Engineering

University of Bologna - Website, application process including requirements, documents and deadlines: https://www.unibo.it/en/prospective-students

• University of Bologna - Environmental engineering, curriculum in Earth resources engineering

University of Napoli  Federico II - Website, application process including requirements, documents and deadlines: http://www.unina.it/unina-international

• University of Napoli Federico II - Biology and Ecology of the Marine Environment and Sustainable Use of Marine Resources

• University of Napoli Federico II - Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

• University of Napoli Federico II - Industrial Bioengineering

University of Padova - Website, application process including requirements, documents and deadlines: https://www.unipd.it/en/how-apply

• University of Padova- Environmental Engineering

University Ca’ Foscari Venezia - Website, application process including requirements, documents and deadlines: https://www.unive.it/pag/20829/

• University Ca' Foscari - Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies

• University Ca' Foscari Venezia - Environmental Sciences

• University Ca' Foscari Venezia - Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage

• University Ca' Foscari Venezia - Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials

step 2 - notification

Inform the Agency of your application by filling the following forms. Applications submitted to the university, which are not matched by the AICS notification forms, will not be considered.

AICS notification form

PhD programme

According to the Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area, and to the Italian higher education system, PfK PhD scholarships offer the opportunity to earn a PhD degree.

Academic activities are scheduled over 36 months, tentatively from November 2019 to November 2022.

In years 2019-2022 the PfK PhD program provides a total of 6 scholarships for students coming from the above mentioned eligible countries. The call for applications will open soon.