Supporting graduate students and researchers affected by the war in Ukraine

Unibo offers a range of opportunities for Ukrainian PhD students, post-docs, researchers and professors, refugees in Ukraine or holders of a permanent residence permit in Ukraine.

Visiting PhD

These opportunities are for PhD students. Funding: no (the guest must have third-party financing). Public selection: not required, an invitation letter is necessary.

Research area: AgroEcology, Agro-Forestry

Title of the project: Development, Management and Dissemination of Agroecological Systems in Ukraine

Keywords: Agroecology, Agro-forestry, Arboriculture, Viticulture, Wine Culture, Vineyards, Olive groves, Fruit Trees

Duration: 3-36 months

Accommodation: available

Department: Agricultural and Food Sciences - DISTAL

Lab address: Piazza Goidanich, 60 - Cesena

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to 

Research area: Ancient Greek Language and Literature

Title of the project: Greek poetry

Keywords: Greek Literature, Textual Criticism, Poetry Papyrology

Duration: 6 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Classical Philology and Italian Studies - FICLIT

Lab address: via Zamboni 32, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Animal Nutrition

Title of the project: Comparative animal nutrition in cattle and horses

Keywords: Cattle nutrition, horse nutrition, feed analysis

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: available

Department: Veterinary Medical Sciences - DIMEVET

Lab address: via Tolara di Sopra 50, Ozzano Emilia (BO)

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Artificial Intelligence

Title of the project: Natural Language Processing

Keywords: Language and Speech Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Argumentation, Argument Mining

Duration: 18 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Computer Science and Engineering - DISI

Lab address: viale del Risorgimento 2, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Conservation Biology; Biodiversity; Macroecology; Global Change Biology; Behavioural Ecology; Evolutionary Biology

Title of the project: Analysing the effects of anthropogenic impacts on species, behaviours and ecosystems

Keywords: Conservation; climate change; deforestation; biodiversity; ecology; ethology; evolution

Duration: from 1 month to 3 years

Accommodation: not available

Department: Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences - BiGeA

Lab address: via Irnerio 42, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Developmental and Educational Psychology

Title of the project: Emerging Technologies (Internet and Robotics) in lifespan development

Keywords: Emerging Technologies; Internet; Robotics; lifespan development; lifelong learning

Duration: 3 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Psychology "Renzo Canestrari" - PSI

Lab address: piazza Aldo Moro 90, Cesena

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Electronic Engineering

Title of the project: Hardware Electronics

Keywords: Digital electronics, hardware systems, reliability, safety, security, AI

Duration: Any duration

Accommodation: not available

Department: Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI

Lab address: Viale Risorgimento 4, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Food Science and Technology

Title of the project: Instrumental and/or sensory characterization and valorization of Ukrainian food products

Keywords: gas chromatography, sensory evaluation, foods, local food, instrumental analyses

Duration: from 3 to 36 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Agricultural and Food Sciences - DISTAL

Lab address: viale Fanin 40, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: History of development; history of political economy; global history

Title of the project: The history of development economics and development institutions

Keywords: Development economics; history of economic thought; global contemporary history

Duration: to be arranged

Accommodation: not available

Department: Political and Social Sciences - SPS

Lab address: Strada Maggiore 45, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Mechanical Engineering

Title of the project: Two seats for a Solar Car

Keywords: Composite materials, FEM simulation, Mechanical Design, Structural Optimization

Duration: 9 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Industrial Engineering - DIN

Lab address: via Fontanelle 40, Forlì

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Medical genetics

Title of the project: Genetic and functional studies of severe gut dysmotility and digestive disorders

Keywords: CIPO, EAC, NGS, mitochondria

Duration: 24 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Medical and Surgical Sciences - DIMEC

Lab address: Via Massarenti 9, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Medical genetics

Title of the project: Genetics of gut dysmotilities
(Please refer to our recent paper for the project info)

Keywords: enteric nervous system; LIG3; whole exome sequencing; RNAseq

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Medical and Surgical Sciences - DIMEC

Lab address: Via Massarenti 9, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to 

Research area: Microbiology

Title of the project: Microbiome science and Biotechnology

Keywords: Microbiome, ecology, metagenomics, system biology, bioinformatics

Duration: 36 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Pharmacy and Biotechnology - FaBiT

Lab address: Via Belmeloro 6, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Microbiology and microbiome science 

Title of the project: Microbiome based application of environmental protection and restoration 

Keywords: microbiome, metagenomics, system biology

Duration: 36 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Pharmacy and Biotechnology - FaBiT

Lab address: Via Belmeloro 6, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to 

Note: There is also the chance to get a granted Phd position or, when available, a research fellowship (founded)

Research area: Mitochondrial Biochemistry

Title of the project: Molecular mechanisms underlying mitochondrial ATP synthase dysfunction in cardiovascular diseases

Keywords: Mitochondrial dysfunction; permeability transition pore; ATP synthase; cardiovascular diseases

Duration: 18 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Veterinary Medical Sciences - DIMEVET

Lab address: via Tolara di Sopra 50, Ozzano Emilia (BO)

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Molecular oncology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, cell biology

Title of the project: Cancer biomarkers

Keywords: Cancer, microRNA, bioinformatics, genetics

Duration: to be arranged

Accommodation: available

Department: Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Lab address: via S. Giacomo 14, Bologna

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Psychology

Title of the project: Managing Identities in Diverse Societies: a Developmental Intergroup Perspective with Adolescents

Keywords: Adolescence, Identity, Intergroup, Well-being, Longitudinal

Duration: to be arranged

Accommodation: not available

Department: Psychology

Lab address: via Montalti 69, Cesena

How to partecipate: contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research fellowship

These opportunities are for graduates and post-docs. Funding: yes. Public selection: required.

Research area: Astrobiology/Geobiology/Microbial paleontology/Raman spectroscopy

Title of the project: Europlanet RI H2020 (WP leader)

Keywords: Astrobiology/Geobiology/Microbial paleontology/Raman spectroscopy/Planetary Sciences

Duration: 3 months or more

Accommodation: not available

Department: Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences - BiGeA

Lab address: via Zamboni 67, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Astrophysics

Title of the project: Reconstructing the network of the magnetic cosmic web

Keywords: Astrophysics, numerical computing, cosmic rays

Duration: 6-12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Physics and Astronomy “Augusto Righi” - DIFA

Lab address: via Gobetti 93/2, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications

Research area: Chemistry

Title of the project: Investigation of molecular-based devices, switches and machines that respond to chemical, photonic or electrical stimuli

Keywords: Supramolecular chemistry, electrochemistry, photochemistry, rotaxane, catenane, crown ether, azobenzene, molecular motor

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari" - CHIMIND

Lab address: CLAN, via Gobetti 101, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Computer Science and Engineering

Title of the project: Computer Science; Computer Engineering

Keywords: Computer Science; Computer Engineering

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Computer Science and Engineering - DISI

Lab address: Mura A. Zamboni 7, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Computer Science and Engineering

Title of the project: Computer Science; Computer Engineering

Keywords: Computer Science; Computer Engineering

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Computer Science and Engineering - DISI

Lab address: via Risorgimento 4, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Computer Science and Engineering

Title of the project: Computer Science; Computer Engineering

Keywords: Computer Science; Computer Engineering

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Computer Science and Engineering - DISI

Lab address: via dell’Università 50, Cesena

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Energy and mechanical engineering

Title of the project: Advance energy systems

Keywords: Energy systems, Renewable fuels, Waste heat recovery, Gas and steam turbines, Energy storage, Power-to-gas, Fuel cells and hydrogen

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Industrial Engineering - DIN

Lab address: Viale Risorgimento 4, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to 

Research area: Maxillo-facial surgery

Title of the project: Artificial intelligence in maxillo-facial surgery

Keywords: artificial intelligence, informatic engineer, medicine and surgery doctor

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences - DIBINEM

Lab address: Sant'Orsola Hospital - Via Massarenti 9, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Pharmacy/Chemistry

Title of the project: Blood micro-sampling procedures for peptides advanced analysis: method development and stability studies

Keywords: Anti-doping, microsampling, mass spectrometry, pharmaceutical analysis

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Pharmacy and Biotechnology - FaBiT

Lab address: via Belmeloro 6, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Pharmacy/Chemistry

Title of the project: Dried blood spots in analysis of doping peptides

Keywords: Dried blood spots, peptidi, anti-doping analysis

Duration: 6 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Pharmacy and Biotechnology - FaBiT

Lab address: via Belmeloro 6, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Slavic Languages

Title of the project: Ucrainian and Russian: Experimental Language and Cultur Teaching

Keywords: Experimental Teaching, Language contact, Russian, Ucrainian

Duration: to be arranged

Accommodation: not available

Department: Department of Interpreting and Translation - DIT

Lab address: Corso della Repubblica 136, Forlì

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to 

Research area: Statistics

Title of the project: New problems in statistical methodology

Keywords: Statistical analysis, complex data, applied statistics, computational methods

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Statistical Sciences "Paolo Fortunati" - STAT

Lab address: via delle Belle Arti 41, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Visiting researcher

These opportunities are for graduates, PhD students, post-docs and researchers/professors. Funding: yes. Public selection: required, except in special cases.

Research area: Arts management

Title of the project: Heritage at risk

Keywords: Cultural heritage, war, mitigation strategies

Duration: 3 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Management - DiSA

Lab address: via Capo di Lucca 34, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Astrophysics

Title of the project: Stellar structure and evolution with Gaia and TESS

Keywords: Stellar structure and evolution, stellar pulsation, asteroseismology, Galactic structure

Duration: to be arranged

Accommodation: not available

Department: Physics and Astronomy “Augusto Righi” - DIFA

Lab address: via Gobetti 93/2, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Demography

Title of the project: GENPOP: Genes, genealogies and the evolution of demographic change and social inequality

Keywords: demography

Duration: to be arranged

Accommodation: available

Department: Statistical Sciences "Paolo Fortunati" - STAT

Lab address: via Belle Arti 41, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Demography and social statistics

Title of the project: Population Dynamics under Global Climate Change (POPCLIMA)

Keywords: Climate change; health; fertility; migration; mortality; population dynamics; vulnerability

Duration: 12 months

Accommodation: available

Department: Statistical Sciences "Paolo Fortunati" - STAT

Lab address: via Belle Arti 41, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: Economics

Title of the project: Macroeconomics, microeconomics, economic theory, applied economics, econometrics

Keywords: Macroeconomics, microeconomics, economic theory, applied economics, econometrics

Duration: 2022

Accommodation: not available

Department: Economics - DSE

Lab address: Piazza Scaravilli 2, Bologna

How to partecipatecall for applications. Please contact the department writing an e-mail to

Research area: History of Science

Title of the project: Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE – 1000 AD)

Keywords: History of alchemy, Greek-Egyptian and Arabic science

Duration: 6-8 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Philosophy and Communication Studies - FILCOM

Lab address: via Zamboni 38, Bologna

How to partecipate: read the call for applications

Research area: Psychology

Title of the project: Mental health among refugees from Ukraine

Keywords: mental health, stress, coping

Duration: 9 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Psychology "Renzo Canestrari" - PSI

Lab address: Viale Europa 115, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to 

Research area: Robotics

Title of the project: Reconfigurable cable-driven parallel robots

Keywords: Parallel robots, cable-driven machines, underactuated systems, parameter identification, automatic calibration, robust control

Duration: 6 months

Accommodation: not available

Department: Industrial Engineering - DIN

Lab address: via U. Terracini 24, Bologna

How to partecipate: call for applications (not available yet). Please contact the department writing an e-mail to