English is the language of the programme for two main reasons:

1) English is the language of science: publications in peer-reviewed journals and major conferences use English as official language;

2) Both the target population of and researchers affiliated with the programme include international students and scientists.


Meetings and seminars, both by in-house or invited researchers, at the participating institutions will be held in English.

The annual meeting will be held in English, with the presence of the external supervision committee, composed by foreign scientists, with whom students will have the opportunity to interact.

Candidates will be encouraged to write their final dissertation in English.