Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/18 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent E-Multirank survey. Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships within a doctoral program that integrates scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.
The three-year PhD program is articulated in four field-specific curricula that partially share a common scientific background and are directly linked to the School’s four scientific and research macro-areas. Candidates can apply for one (or more) of the following curricula:
• Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH)
• Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences (CCSN)
• Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE)
• Economics, Networks and Business Analytics (ENBA)
All students are based in the recently restored San Francesco complex, a fully integrated Campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. The Campus includes renewed residential facilities, an on-site canteen, study and living rooms, a state-of-the-art library and outdoor recreational spaces, which foster a unique cultural, professional and social environment for our doctoral program. Eligible students, in addition to free room and board, will also receive a research scholarship which amounts to approximately €13,630/year. Additional funding for further research stages, including scholarships to cover an eventual fourth year to complete the PhD thesis, can be assigned on a competitive basis.
To find out more about the School, the admission requirements and how to apply, please see www.imtlucca.it/phd
The deadline for applications is July 31st, 6:00 pm Italian time.