An essential part of the life of an institute of research is the education and training of young researchers who will become future leaders in research and industry. The SZN is committed to high quality advanced training and promotes this activity by supporting several educational initiatives. At the undergraduate level the institute promotes undergraduate study (for example many undergraduates carry out the experimental part of their thesis in the laboratories of the SZN). Advanced postgraduate study is also carried out in the form of the Laurea Magistrale or Masters courses in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope.
In addition, students may undertake training to the Doctoral level. The SZN hosts both an International programme in collaboration with the Open University, UK and, in agreement with Italian Universities, it supports the following Doctoral programmes.
In agreement with the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II:
Dottorato in Organismi modello nella Ricerca Biomedica e Veterinaria
Dottorato in Biologia Computazionale e Bioinformatica
Dottorato in Scienze e Ingegneria del Mare
In agreement with the Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli:
Dottorato in Processi Biologici e Biomolecole
In agreement with the Università della Calabria:
Dottorato in Biologia Animale
In agreement with the Università del Sannio:
Dottorato in Bioinformatica
In agreement with the Universita' di Messina:
Dottorato in Ambiente Marino e Risorse
Training and formation are provided by the many advanced workshops and courses organized every year in addition to a prestigious seminar series.