PhD positions in Urban Planning, Design and Policy (UPDP) @DAStU - Politecnico di Milano

Published at: 27 April 2021


DEADLINE: 20th of May 2021

The UPDP PhD programme grants five PhD positions (four fully paid) to start in November 2021.

The four scholarships are organised as follows:

  • Three positions allow candidates to freely choose their own research topic.
  • One position is based on the predefined research topic “Study of Smart Working and population relocation after the Covid_19 pandemic through social and internet traffic patterns”.

PhD scholarships include a full tuition and fees waiver.

Information on the PhD programme as well as on the application procedure is available at: LINK

Further information on teaching activities and the PhD Board is available at: LINK


The UPDP PhD programme aims to explore the significance and impact of contemporary urban changes and understand how they can be governed through planning, design, and policy-making activities. By establishing a dialogue with the best European and International schools, this PhD programme is the place for research and innovative approaches to urban studies, spatial planning and urban design. Based on a multi-disciplinary approach, the main objective of educational activity and the individual research training is to offer PhD students a challenging environment, a space for international debate and research, experimentation and innovation. The PhD programme is based in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at Politecnico di Milano taking advantage of its rich research milieu and resources.

PhD positions in Urban Planning, Design and Policy (UPDP) @DAStU - Politecnico di Milano