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As part of the UME doctoral programme requirements, candidates are required to obtain credits through coursework and other research and training activities. In tandem with the Master (MSc) degree in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards jointly offered by Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia (University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia) and Università degli Studi di Pavia (University of Pavia), PhD candidates have the option to follow a variety of courses as part of their studies. Upon deciding on suitable courses with their advisor(s), students can formally enrol in available courses by contacting the Post-Graduate Office Secretariat.

Courses are taught entirely through English and are typically offered in series on a monthly basis. This allows students to dedicate the majority of their study time to the coursework and have full engagement with the course professors and teaching assistants. The teaching faculty comprises local academics based in Pavia along with renowned individuals from other universities and organisations around the world as part of the diverse, multi-cultural and international environment the UME school strives to foster and maintain. In addition to its MSc courses, there is also the possibility to attend isolated short courses, which are held twice or three times a year, featuring a concise focus on relatively specific topics (ranging from basic to advanced issues). These short courses serve the purpose of complementing the graduate education of all UME school students. 

The courses currently offered in addition to past courses are listed here to give an idea to prospective students and visiting researchers of the UME school’s teaching activities. For students wishing to attend these courses as part of a complete MSc degree, please see this page for further information.

Course Title Instructor(s) Dates
Dynamics of Structures Haluk Sucuoglu 20 Sept - 20 Oct
Seismic Risk Paolo Bazzurro, Dimitrios Vamvatsikos 20 Sept - 20 Oct
Reinforced Concrete Structures Boyan Myhailov, Gabriele Guerrini 21 Oct - 17 Nov
Steel Structures Roberto Nascimbene 21 Oct - 17 Nov
Applied Mathematics Lorenzo Tamellini 18 Nov - 22 Dec
Bridge Structures Gian Michele Calvi 18 Nov - 22 Dec
Computational Mechanics Alessandro Reali, Giulia Scalet 10 Jan - 4 Feb
Masonry Structures Guido Magenes 10 Jan - 4 Feb
Seismic Design of Non-Structural Building Elements André Filiatrault 7 Feb - 4 Mar
Probability and Statistics for Engineering Applications Paolo Bazzurro, Paolo Venini 7 Feb - 4 Mar
Risk Emergency Management and Legislation Alberto Monti, Stefano Moratti, Lydia Velliscig 7 Feb - 4 Mar
Seismic Hazard and Applied Seismology

Valerio Poggi

4 Apr - 9 May
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Carlo G. Lai 9 Mar - 17 Jun (Semestral)
Foundation Engineering and Earth Retaining Structures G. Cascante, J. Waterloo 7 Mar - 1 Apr
Structural Reliability Carmine Galasso 6 - 15 Jun
Nonlinear Response Analysis Enrico Spacone 10 May - 9 Jun
Experimental Assessment & Numerical Modeling of Seismically Isolated Structural Systems Marco Furinghetti 9 - 20 May 
Fundamentals of Seismic Design Ricardo Monteiro, Gerard J. O'Reilly 13 Jun - 14 Jul
 
Course Title Instructor(s) Dates
Continuum Mechanics Sauro Manenti 20 Sept - 17 Nov (Bimestral)
Hydrological Risk Mario Martina 20 Sept - 20 Oct
Geomatics and GIS Andrea Taramelli 21 Oct - 17 Nov
Applied Mathematics Lorenzo Tamellini 18 Nov - 22 Dec
Engineering Geology Claudia Meisina 10 Jan - 4 Feb
Probability and Statistics for Engineering Applications Paolo Bazzurro, Paolo Venini 7 Feb - 4 Mar
Reinforced Concrete Structures Boyan Myhailov, Gabriele Guerrini 21 Oct - 17 Nov
Reliable Design and Management of Urban Hydraulic Infrastructures Enrico Creaco 21 Oct - 22 Dec
Flood Propogation Gabriella Petaccia

20 Sept - 4 Mar

(Semestral)

Fluvial Hydraulics Paolo Ghilardi, Andrea Fenocchi

20 Sept - 4 Mar

(Semestral)

Structural Measures for Flood Risk Mitigation Paolo Ghilardi 10 Jan - 4 Feb
Risk Emergency Management and Legislation Alberto Monti, Stefano Moratti, Lydia Velliscig 7 Feb - 4 Mar
Hydromorphology Clara Armaroli 7 Mar - 1 Apr
Computational Fluid Dynamics Stefano Sibilla, Andrea Fenocchi 4 Apr - 9 May
Snow Avalanches and Related Mountain Natural Hazards Massimiliano Bordoni, Marco Pasian 10 May - 10 Jun
Landslides Hazard and Risk Claudia Meisina, Massimiliano Bordoni 7 Mar - 14 Jul (Semestral)
Hands-on climate model evaluation Giorgia Fosser

11 - 26 May

[PhD SDC] Sustainable development goals: sustainability assessment methods and global challenges Serenella Sala 11 May - Jun
Structural Reliability Carmine Galasso 6 - 15 Jun
[PhD SDC] Environmental system dynamics and the circular economy Denis Sarigiannis tbd

 

Course Title Instructor(s) Dates
Research-based innovation Riccardo Pietrabissa October
Scientific English Giuliana Bendelli November 2021
How to Spot Lies in Statistics Nevio Dubbini December 2021
From global to convection-permitting models Giorgia Fosser 15-24 Feb 2022
Propagation of Mechanical Waves in Deformable Solids Carlo Lai 14 Jan - 4 Mar 2022
Soft Skills Alessandro Bacchetta 10 Feb 2022
Python-based methods and applications in physics Andrea Negri 14 Feb - Mar 2022
Hands-on climate model evaluation Giorgia Fosser 11 May 2022
Course Title Instructor(s) Dates
Reliability, Risk, and Resilience Modelling Carmine Galasso 14 March 2022
Rischio costiero: prevedere per proteggersi o retrocedere adattandosi Clara Armaroli November
Introduction to Climate Dynamics Marco Gaetani October/Novembre
Machine learning: basi e sue applicazioni Christian Salvatore 29 Apr - 20 May
Climate change: future projections and the IPCC report Marco Gaetani 11 May - 20 May
Paleoclimatology: reading the Past to inform the Future Claudia Lupi 16 - 30 May