Tuesday, July 17, 2012

IMT-Lucca School of Advanced Studies PhD Call

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IMT Ph.D. Program Call Application
is now OPEN

Deadline: September 26, 2012 at 18:00 (Italian time).
The call for applications for admission to the IMT Ph.D. Program is now open. 
Download the full call (only in Italian). 

The Doctoral program is divided into four tracks:
Computer, Decision, and Systems Science (CDSS) 

Director:Rocco De Nicola
The Track in Computer, Decision, and Systems Science (CDSS) aims to equip researchers and professionals with a wide knowledge of the theoretical foundations of computer science, informatics and system analysis applicable to a large variety of real-life problems of industrial, managerial, economic, and societal interest. Such elements include control systems, management science, optimal decision making and numerical optimization, image analysis and pattern recognition. The objective of the program is to provide Ph.D. candidates with the necessary scientific competence to master the theoretical aspects of the discipline, to propose original research ideas, and to develop numerical algorithms, managerial solutions and software tools for applying the new concepts to practical applications. The Track in Computer, Decision, and Systems Science is organized into four main curricula:
  • Computer Science
  • Control Systems
  • Image Analysis
  • Management Science

Director:Fabio Pammolli
The Track in Economics trains researchers, professionals and experts in political economy, applied public economics, industrial economics, with a focus on comparative institutional analysis, on the empirical analysis of real and financial markets, on macroeconomic policy. With its theoretical, quantitative and institutional approach, the program meets the increasing demand for highly qualified professionals, too analyze, plan, and manage concrete applications of political economy.
Management and Development of Cultural Heritage 

Director:Maria Luisa Catoni
The program aims at providing prospective professionals operating in the field of management of culture and cultural heritage with specific know-hows.
It also promotes research offering the students a lively contact with different research approaches and methodologies applied in the research fields related to cultural heritage and art history.
Political History 

Director:Giovanni Orsina
The Track in Political History aims to provide students with the most advanced and update-to-date theoretical and methodological instruments for the historical study of nineteenth and twentieth century politics, policies, political institutions and political ideas. The program aims in particular at bridging two divides: that between the theoretical approach of social scientists (political scientists and theorists, economists and anthropologists, global) and the idiographic approach of historians; and that between national and non-national (international, cross-national, transnational) political histories. By focusing on the theoretical competences necessary to understand political history, the core courses will aim especially at overcoming the first divide. By comparing national experiences, focusing on transnational phenomena and analyzing the interplay between national and supra-national arenas, the core seminars will especially aim at overcoming the second divide.
Duration: 3 years 

Language: Courses and seminars are held in English. Foreign Ph.D. students are required to attend an Italian Language and Culture Course. 

Classes starts in February 2013.

 Scholarships and Facilities  

  • 36 Ph.D. positions are covered by scholarships in the gross amount of 13,638.47€ /year (≅ 12,378.30 €/year net).
  • A limited number of additional positions without scholarships may also be offered.
  • Ph.D. students have tuition fees waived.
  • Ph.D. students who are granted a scholarship have free accommodation in shared double rooms in the School residence halls (with the exception of students whose permanent residence is within 30km of IMT).
  • Ph.D. students have free access to the canteen services.
  • Ph.D. students are covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while they carrying out their Ph.D. activities.
For more information please visit the Scholarships, Fees and Services page.


Applications are open to candidates who meet the below requirements, without regard to religion, nationality, age or gender.
  • Proficiency in English is compulsory.
  • The candidate must have completed and obtained a degree equivalent to at least 4 years of university studies

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT: http://imtlucca.it/phd/call_for_applications/

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