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Fulbright Lectureship in Sustainability & Circular Economy at the University of Bologna

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

One 30-hour course (6 ECTS, 6 hour teaching load per week over 5 weeks, about 25 students ) entitled “Sustainability and Circular Economy”, within the Master Degree Resource Economics and Sustainable Development (RESD). This course will be also included as an elective course in the Master Degree Economics (LMEC), and in the Master Degree Tourism Economics and Management (TEAM), and will be chosen by students willing to gain a deeper insight in advanced topics in environmental economics. This course may include lab classes, if needed, and is offered at the Rimini campus of the University of Bologna.

One 15-hour course (5 hour teaching load per week over 3 weeks, about 10 students) in the PhD Programme in Economics. It is an elective course on “Topics in sustainable and inclusive development”. 

The Lecturer is expected to submit a syllabus for each course and to advise graduate students.

The Fulbright Lecturer is also expected to contribute to the organization of the seminar activity within the research group in “Environmental and Resource Economics”, Department of Economics University of Bologna. Seminars can be organized weekly. Seminar attendance will be open to all interested PhD students and graduate students enrolled in the Master Degrees RESD, LMEC, and TEAM willing to write their final Dissertation on topics related to environmental economics and, in particular, on circular economy and sustainability.

The above-mentioned seminars can be organized in collaboration with other Phd Programmes on related topics, such as the PhD programme in Structural and Environmental Health Monitoring and Management (SEHM2), Engineering Science, University of Bologna.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Three to six months
Grant Dates

Grant must begin on February 1, 2020


School of Economics, Management and Statistics, Department of Economics.


Flex Option
Flex Description


Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Environmental Sciences

Sustainability and Circular Economy; Economics of Climate Change; Environmental Policy Design.

Special Features

The Scholar will be offered the opportunity to collaborate with the Research Group in “Environment and Resource Economics”, Department of Economics, whose leading scholar is professor Anastasios Xepapadeas. Together with the other researchers, the Scholar is expected to contribute to the development of a strong research group attracting further researchers active in this field, in particular juniors, and strengthening the international network. Among the planned activities, an International Workshop on the Economics of Climate Change and Sustainability will be organized by the Department of Economics in 2020, in continuation with previous editions (first edition; second edition). The Scholar will be encouraged to participate in the scientific organization of the workshop.

Number of Grants
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Analyst

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