the School of Doctoral Studies

the School of Doctoral Studies


The School of Doctoral Studies of UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia was established in 2007/2008 a.y. as a result of the aggregation of some of the most long-established Italian PhD programmes in the fields of architecture, design and urban planning.

Over the years, the School has produced an unparalleled number of lecturers and researchers working in Italian and international universities and research institutes.

Further subject areas and research fields have been added over time, thus enriching the PhD programme and making interdisciplinarity the School’s trademark.


The director of the School of Doctoral studies is Maria Chiara Tosi.


The governing body of the School of Doctoral Studies is the Board, consisting of the director and the professors of the various tracks plus 2 representatives of PhD students.

The Board is responsible for managing the School, developing guidelines, planning common activities, the annual distribution of available study grants, as well as defining new discipline areas towards which activities may be directed.


Phd activities are carried out mainly at Palazzo Badoer where administrative offices are located as well.