Ph.D PhD Research Scholarships in many fields

at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca in Italy


Applications are now being accepted for the 2014/15 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca ( Highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for fully-funded positions within a doctoral program that integrates scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.

The three year program is articulated in curricula. The 8 curricula currently offered are field-specific, although in many instances they share a common scientific background. Candidates can apply for one (or more) of the following curricula:

  • Economics (ECON)
  • Management Science (MS)
  • Complex Networks (CN)
  • Computational Mechanics (CM)
  • Control Systems (SYS)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Image Analysis (IA)
  • Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH)

Courses are led by world-renowned researchers and provide students with the necessary theoretical skills and advanced tools for rigorously tackling a multitude of analysis, design and management problems within the broad framework of systems analysis. In fact, IMT’s outgoing PhDs will be able to use the skills they obtained during their studies to recognize and resolve complex problems to choose the most appropriate method or instrument to utilize when affronting these problems, even in disciplines outside of their primary field of research.

All students are based in the newly restored San Francesco complex, a fully integrated campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. The campus includes residential facilities, including an on-site canteen, study and living rooms, and outdoor recreational spaces, all serving to add a cultural and social dimension to the professional experience of the doctoral program. Eligible students will also receive a research scholarship which amounts to approximately €13,600/year.

The PhD program at IMT attracts students from around the world, providing a truly international environment. English is the official language of the Institute. To further enhance the internationality of the program, all students have the opportunity to spend anywhere from 2-9 months abroad at a research institute or university, with the possibility of receiving additional financing through the Erasmus+ program.

To find out more about the institute, the requirements for admission and how to apply, please see Also, be sure to sign up for our interactive webinars:

The deadline for applications is July 14th 2014, 6 pm Italian time.
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