Organised in February each year, this event includes two full days of lectures and discussion between doctoral students and the Faculty of the Programme. During the one-hour lectures, members of the Faculty Council present theoretical models, methodological issues or specific topics that are crucial for the scientific debate in their field of expertise. A preparatory reading list is provided beforehand, and discussion follows each lectures.
The two days also include the active participation of third-year students in two thematic round-tables (one for each curriculum) moderated by faculty members.
Students must attend the lectures and the round-table organised for their curriculum, but attendance of all activities for both curricula is encouraged.
Students who are unable to attend the mandatory activities must provide a written justification.
Doctoral students awaiting evaluation of their thesis and/or nearing final discussion are not required to attend the Giornate del Dottorato, but they are most welcome should they choose to do so.