A consortium consisting of 30 academic and doctoral schools from 25 countries


with the Italian partner and convener (CeSPI)

and three PhD Programs offering a wide variety of research themes, related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on:

  • Economics & Statistics (Salerno)
  • International Relations and Political Science (Rome)
  • Engineering, Energetics and Sustainability (CIRPS Consortium, Florence, Pisa and Rome)

to host their candidates.


A challenging international initiative with PHD candidates granted with mobility and research scholarships to carry out part of their research (6-9 months) in Italy with individual mentoring.



A very simple idea.

A network to link several academic graduate and PhD programs that already exist in (for now) 25 African, Asian and Latina American countries.

Just a South-South connection through which important research fields, relevant to the SDGs agenda, are in-depth studied in an international dialogue, exchanging ideas and results. Without creating anything new, a practical way to develop a community young researchers, that is a process of mutual learning by straightening links among them.



A enormous potential for partnership.

A network connecting relevant partners from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The spirit of a joint doctoral school; a concrete support to qualified researchers highly beneficial to them, but also an extraordinary potential to strengthen international links and to create bridges that can be valuable in implementing new joint research-actions projects related to specific SDGs.


March 2018 ...

Congratulations to our first PhD students Ali Reza from Iran, Ana Paula from Brazil and Daisy from Kenya!