European PhD on Social Representations and Communication for the academic year 2008/09 program

The European PhD on Social Representations and Communication represents a progressive educational curriculum for training early stage researchers through research in a scientific and paradigmatic field inspired by the Social Representations Theory and Communication studies. Although having a special focus on Social Psychology and media studies, it draws in a wide scientific community across continents and many disciplines dealing with social sciences, and it has created a Thematic Network of Excellence approved by the European Commission. The final title of the doctorate is issued by a consortium of five Universities in four European countries: University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy; University of Aix-Marseille I, France, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Iasi, Romania; University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic; University "Paul Valéry", Montpellier III, France. The PhD, coordinated by the University of Rome "La Sapienza", is part of the cooperation with an institutional network of Universities in Austria, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. The Research Trainees have then access to a large number of academic infrastructures and are followed by national and international tutors in all the above mentioned countries. Besides, at the European PhD Multimedia Lab and Research Centre in Rome, they can participate in innovative scientific and didactic activities like the International Lab Meetings and Summer Schools, using technologically advanced resources. Below are the links to the announcement of the new openings and applications, that should be submitted within 10th May 2008. Our website provides all necessary information on the procedure of admission and on the regulations of PhD programmes at the University of "La Sapienza", and the following web page allows you to take a look at the didactic activities of the International Lab Meetings and Summer School. The application can be sent on-line through the new integrated registration system. New openings and applications