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The Department "Paolo Fortunati" is the leading actor in statistical research and teaching at the University of Bologna.

The PhD in Statistical Sciences, from the XXVIII cycle will be organized with two specific and separated Curricula:

a) Statistical Methods;

b) Agri-food Economics and Statistics


The application will be open for one month from about the mid of May 2012. The selection of candidates is scheduled for the second half of July. Courses will start the 1st of October 2012.     


The two addresses of the PhD program pertains to the Doctorate School of the University of Bologna, in "Economics and Statistics". The Director of the school is Professor Gian Luca Marzocchi. 

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The Department of Statistical Sciences is participating in the International Year of Statistics 2013.



Academic staff

Get in touch with our Scholars and find out more about their research areas and themes.



PhD Programmes

The Department provides the highest level of academic degrees by the PhD Programme in Statistical Sciences. Starting from 28th cycle, the PhD Programme is structured in two specializations.

The call for the 28th cycle was published with deadline on June 19, 2012. The selection will occur on July 10, 2012. Courses will start on 1 October 2012.



European Projects

The Department staff is deeply involved in the 7th European Framework research activities.



Statistics seminars 2012 - 2013

We regularly organizes scientific events within a large variety of topics related to its research areas and also in conjuction with the PhD programmes held. 



Young Research Fellows' Lunch Seminar Series

The present series is usually scheduled on the first Thursday of each month from 1.15 to 2.15 p.m. Each research fellow may invite a Discussant. The time setting is the following: 30 min. for presentation, 10 min. for the invited Discussant - if any -  and the last 20 minutes for the debate.

Department of Statistical Sciences

Via delle Belle Arti, 41 - 40126 Bologna
tel +39 051 2098201 - fax +39 051 232153

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