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THE VALUE OF A DOCTORAL RESERACH PROGRAMME
Doctoral education prepares for a variety of promising careers that are largely non-academic.
Doctoral graduates work in research and development, in businesses or as professional freelancers who bring added value, innovation and change management to many industries and service sectors. PhD holders address technological, societal, environmental and economic challenges with leadership skills and vision for the future. They solve problems within complex organizations, engaging in teamwork and using an interdisciplinary and systemic approach. At the Doctoral School of Politecnico di Torino, doctoral candidates consolidate their scientific and technological background by taking supplementary doctoral courses on soft skills. These quality and innovative courses help them boost their skills in order to meet the needs of businesses and address the new challenges of the society of the future.
LEARNING PATHWAYS TO DEVELOP SOFT SKILLS
Courses on soft skills help doctoral candidates to develop their personal, professional and managerial skills.
Soft skills that prepare doctoral candidates to meet the needs of the labour market include:
    • interacting with others, working in teams, working in open, multicultural and flexible environments, negotiating, managing conflicts;
    • knowing how to make use of resources, optimizing time, managing projects;
    • developing leadership skills, emotional intelligence and creative thinking;
    • mastering the tools for communication, dissemination and public speaking;
    • flexibility and adaptability in the workplace; ability to address work challenges;
    • having the tools to manage change, develop innovation, work ethically with entrepreneurial spirit;
    • managing career development and seizing professional opportunities;
To this end, the Doctoral School has organized its catalogue of soft skills courses in three pathways for skills development in relation to three different job sectors.
These three pathways serve as a “bridge” between scientific education and professional training:
    • Academia / Research & Development
    • Professional freelancer / Entrepreneur
    • Industry / Management
These three pathways are designed to help doctoral candidates understand the importance of developing their soft skills. Strong soft skills are crucial to succeed in the workplace; they need to be consistent with and applicable to the future job sector a person would like to work in. Each pathway provides some skills that are common to the three pathways and others that are specific to a certain job sector.  For this reason, all doctoral candidates are strongly encouraged to include a soft skills pathway in their study plan. By doing so, they can knowingly meet the requirement of taking at least 40 hours of soft skills courses over the three-year period of their doctoral programme. 
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