PhD programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca Deadline for applications – April 23rd Applications are now being accepted for the PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey. Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 32 fully-funded scholarships, which are equally divided between two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage. Each of the two PhD Programs have their own two field-specific Tracks, which 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 Programs and Tracks: Cognitive and Cultural Systems PhD Program • Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH) Track • Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences (CCSN) Track Systems Science PhD Program • Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE) Track • Economics, Networks and Business Analytics (ENBA) Track* *This year, one PhD position is reserved for a candidate interested in writing his/her PhD thesis on economics and management within the context of a joint PhD agreement with the KU Leuven. 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 €15,300/year. The scholarships are fully-funded for up to four years, with a possibility of graduating after the third year.
The official language of the School is English, so candidates must have a very good knowledge of the language. Candidates may apply if they earn their (at least 4 year) undergraduate degree by October 31st.