Students are encouraged to follow courses that fit with the topic of their PhD theses also at summer schools or at other institutions in Italy or abroad. Before registering for such schools, students should seek the authorization of the coordinator of the PhD programme and of their internal tutor. Typically, students can follow up to two external courses or summer schools.

After having attended a PhD school or a course at another institution, a student should

  • submit to the coordinator of the PhD programme a short written report describing the topics and the presentations as well as the areas for future research suggested by the lecturers he/she found most interesting, and
  • deliver a 20-minute talk to students and faculty at the GSSI describing the content of the report.