The Graduate School in Public Economics pools the resources of two of the most prestigious Italian universities, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, to offer an outstanding study and research programme in the field of public economics and public sector economics.
The founding universities have a long and consolidated tradition of post-graduate teaching and research in economics and business studies, and have strong links with both Italian and international public organisations. By drawing on the expertise from two different universities, we can guarantee that our students are taught by experts in each field. Furthermore, renowned international academics and professional economists working in international public organisations are invited as guest lecturers by the School on a regular basis, giving students the opportunity to meet and create lasting connections with them. The Graduate School encourages its students to spend part of their course of studies at one of the partner universities and at international institutions in order to complete their graduate education.
We work to build a friendly and exciting research environment for ambitious doctoral students, where they can both develop their skills and make lasting friendships. We particularly welcome students from outside Italy; for them, the Graduate School also offers a unique opportunity to live in an exciting city like Milan and use the city as a base from which to discover Italy and its beauties.
A number of doctoral students have already joined the graduate programme offered by DEFAP.
We hope that you will take this opportunity and we look forward to welcoming you to Milan. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us.