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Engineering and Technology

One must accomplish two things when earning a PhD. First one must understand a particular subject thoroughly. Secondly, one must extensively in knowledge about that subject.

The field of engineering and technology involves the study of how the conceptual design focus of engineering can be utilized in technological applications. Engineering and technology students learn how to take the plans made by engineers and make them work in the real world.

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic within the European Union, located in Southern Europe. To the north, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia along the Alps.

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International Ph.D Programme in Emerging Digital Technologies

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The International Doctoral Programme in Emerging Digital Technologies is a full-time, mandatory attendance, three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, involving structured courses and supervised research yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a public examination. [+]

Best PhDs in Engineering and Technology in Italy 2017. Application deadline: June 30, 2015
 Publication of the list of those selected for interview: by July 16, 2015 
Interviews: from July 20 to 24, 2015 The International Doctoral Programme in Emerging Digital Technologies is a full-time, mandatory attendance, three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, involving structured courses and supervised research yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a public examination. Students can specialize in one of the following curricula: Embedded Systems, with emphasis on real-time systems and resource management. Perceptual Robotics, with emphasis on telerobotics, cognitive robotics and virtual environments. Photonic Technologies, especially referring to photonic integrated circuits, sensors, communications and networks. Applicants holding a Master of Science (MSc) degree or similar academic qualification obtained abroad may take part in the selection process for the admission to the Course. At the successful completion of the Program, the School awards the student with the ‘Ph.D.” (Philosophy Doctor) Degree. The Ph.D. programme provides lecture attendance and passing of the related exams, research activities, attendance of seminars and summer schools and periods abroad. At the end of the Ph.D. programme, students will possess solid scientific and engineering skills, the ability to conceive and carry out original research projects, and an autonomous entrepreneurship spirit. 6 positions with scholarship The positions subject to the competition are divided between the curricula as follows: curriculum Embedded Systems: 2 positions curriculum Photonic Technologies: 2 positions curriculum Perceptual Robotics: 2 positions Before the start of the courses, the following may also be activated: - positions dedicated to specific industrial research activities, in partnership with organisations and private companies; - positions intended for apprenticeship contracts, if any, pursuant to article 11 of Italian Ministerial Decree no. 45/2013 and article 5 of Italian Legislative Decree 167/2011 (High-level Apprenticeship PhD); - positions reserved for employees of companies which perform research and development activities and have entered into specific agreements with the School pursuant to article 11 of Italian Ministerial Decree no. 45/2013 (Industrial PhD). [-]

Ph.D. Programme in BioRobotics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. [+]

The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. Doctoral research projects will be carried on in very well equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories (in such fields as bio-robotics, micro- and nano-technology, biomimetics, prosthetics) and through personal and team work performed under the supervision of a committed full-time faculty. The students will investigate how biological systems work from an engineering viewpoint, and will make use of such knowledge to pursue challenging research projects aimed at modeling, designing and building novel components and systems for biomedical applications, such as surgery and rehabilitation. The accomplishments of the students will be assessed by the number of papers published in peer reviewed international journals and by the number of patents filed. At the end of the Ph.D. programme, students will possess solid scientific and engineering skills, the ability to conceive and carry out original research projects, and an autonomous entrepreneurship spirit. Students are admitted to Ph.D. in BioRobotics further to a successful entrance examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title. Undergraduate students may also apply if they graduate before the beginning of the Course. The Ph.D. Programme in BioRobotics is a three-year program of advanced studies and supervised research; after the end of the Programme, the Diploma di Perfezionamento is conferred to students who have fulfilled the didactic requirement and passed a final examination with thesis dissertation; the Diploma di Perfezionamento is the equivalent of a Ph.D degree. [-]

PhD in Computer Sciences

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The PhD program in Computer Science focuses is concerned with heterogeneous distributed systems and their interactions. Different perspectives are offered to provide students with the necessary tools for the design, the implementation, the management and the use of distributed systems. The main research areas of interest are: efficient algorithms for communication networks and social networks, formal methods for systems correctness and analysis,software engineering for efficient and resilient applications. [+]

Best PhDs in Engineering and Technology in Italy 2017. The PhD program in Computer Science focuses is concerned with heterogeneous distributed systems and their interactions. Different perspectives are offered to provide students with the necessary tools for the design, the implementation, the management and the use of distributed systems. The main research areas of interest are: efficient algorithms for communication networks and social networks, formal methods for systems correctness and analysis,software engineering for efficient and resilient applications. Places / Scholarships : 10 Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee. For admissions, the minimum duration of university studies is equivalent to four years(full time). If admitted,foreign degree holders are required to hand in a “Dichiarazione di valore”. This document is not required to apply (see below). Applicants obtaining their degree by no later than October 31 2016 may apply (both Italian or foreign degree according to the previous description).Applicants will have to send a copy of their degree certificate at phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it by November 20 2016(for Italian degrees a“self declaration” can also be accepted). Application Applicants must fill out the online application form (www.gssi.it/phd/) and attach the required documents by September 1,2016, 6pm (Italian time zone).No other application method will be accepted. Data and documents entered into the application form are the sole responsibility of the applicant. In the events of false declaration(s), the applicant will not be allowed to enroll/will be expelled in/from the PhD program. In order to successfully submit the application form, applicants must insert all the data/information and upload the attachments as listed below. We strongly recommend applicants to review the inserted information and uploaded attachments before submitting the application. No changes are allowed to submitted data. Erroneous data and/or attachments will be evaluated as they are submitted. Please note that applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed application arrives on time. We strongly suggest that applicants submit their application well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid last-minute congestion in the online application procedure. INFORMATION AND DATA TO FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM The PhD applicants are applying to: Computer Science Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) It is possible to apply for more than one curriculum, in this case the applicant should repeat the application procedure for each curriculum chosen(also for the additional scholarship in Network Communications in Plant Roots). Personal data Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Degree Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must fill out the information referred to the final degree required for admission (as reported in the above table). Reference Letters Optional Applicants can provide the names and contact information up to two referees. Referees should submit reference letters in English or Italian through the online application system (the information provided by the applicants in the online form will be used to send the referees and email with a link to a page where they can upload the reference letter). Interview Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must specify their preference for the interview: via videoconference (skype call) in l’Aquila (at the applicants expenses) Please note that the Selection Committee prefers no option, they are equivalent. Disabilties Optional/td> Applicants with disabilities needing special assistance must specify it in the online form. ATTACHMENTS TO THE ONLINE FORM, COMMON TO ALL PHD PROGRAMS Identification Document Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Signed and dated photocopy of a valid ID document.ID document is an official public document with the following characteristics: personal information, stamped identity picture, serial number, place and date of release. For non Italian documents, English translation on the original ID is required. The photocopy must contain all the pages reporting the above mentioned information, all 6 pages must be signed and dated. For foreign applicants the passport is highly recommended. Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (CV) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) n English or Italian, the CV must indicate the university degree(s) held by the applicant, eventual professional and research activity experience and publications, if any. Degree certificate Compulsory Certificate of the Degree required for admission (as above mentioned): EU citizens or NON EU citizen residing in Italy: a copy of the certificate or a self-declaration declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and final grade; other applicants: certificate declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and finalgrade.For applicants who expect to complete their degree by October 31 2016: certificate or self-declaration (only for EU citizens and NON EU citizens residing in Italy) indicating the single examinations taken and grades obtained. Please note that it is compulsory to hand in or send the final degree certificate by November 20 2016 as above mentioned. In BOTH cases, if the official document released by the university is not available in Italian or English, candidates should also attach a translation of the document under their responsibility. Academic Transcripts or Diploma supplement Compulsory Academic transcript: an official document released by the university detailing the courses/classes taken or subjects studies and related grades. Alternatively, applicants may attach the Diploma Supplement as defined by the European Commission. SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS TO UPLOAD TO THE ONLINE FORM PHD PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Computer Science A statement letter describing: the past studies and the acquired expertise, a brief research project outlining the research challenges to consider for the PhD thesis, the reasons for choosing GSSI for the PhD studies. Selection Procedure Applicants are evaluated by the Selection Committee of the Program they applied for on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise, as evidenced by their academic record and any other pertinent data they submit. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic background, skills and scientific value with reference to the subjects of the interdisciplinary program, and their general aptitudes to research. The Selection Committee will also assess the relevance of any publication, the suitability of the candidates CV, the reference letters and any additional special qualifications, educational activities and/or participation in research groups or projects. The selection procedure will be carried out in two phases: Assessment of all application admitted through the online procedure: with the publication on the GSSI web site of the shortlist of the candidates admitted to the interview. Interview: once short-listed, applicants will be required to participate in a comprehensive interview in English in order to assess their aptitude for research in the track/curricula for which they have applied, as well as their English proficiency. Dates of the shortlist publication and interviews in the different PhD degrees: PhD Program Publication of the shortlisted candidates Interviews Computer Science September 5, 2016 From 8 to 16 September 2016 Admission General ranking list and evaluation results will be published on the GSSI web site: www.gssi.it.The list will indicate the names of the applicants who have been admitted to the different PhD Programs. In the event of forfeiture or exclusion of a candidate within 45 days from the date of beginning of the program, she/he shall be replaced by the next suitable candidate according to the ranking. Enrollment Once admitted to the PhD Program, candidates who wish to enroll must download the enrollment form given by the GSSI administration, fill it in, and submit it in person, by mail to GSSI, Viale F. Crispi n. 7, 67100 L’Aquila –Italy or by email phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it within 10 days from the notification of the results on the GSSI website. All documents required for the enrolment have to be enclosed; otherwise, the request will be rejected.Admitted applicants who do not send the enrollment form within the deadline will automatically forfeit their place in the program. In the event that any of the documents downloaded during the application procedure do not correspond those submitted during enrollment due to deliberate false declaration, the applicant will automatically forfeit his/her place in the program. Please note that enrollment is effective ONLY starting from your arrival at GSSI (no later than the first day of official classes). Unauthorized absences may nullify the enrollment procedure. FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Dichiarazione di Valore Prior to registration, admitted candidates with foreign degree (except degree obtained in France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark) will have to send or hand in the “Dichiarazione di valore” or a document that certifies that the procedure for obtaining such document has been initiated. The "Dichiarazione di valore" is a translation and legal certification issued according to the relevant legislation by a qualified Italian diplomatic or consular representative in the country where the degree/qualification has been issued, listing all the exams taken and the grades received by the applicant.Temporarily, a proof of the request to the Italian diplomatic or consulate representative may be accepted for “on hold” registration. IMPORTANT NOTE: please note that it may take quite some time to obtain the “Dichiarazione di Valore”. As such, we suggest contacting the Italian diplomatic representative in the country where the degree has been issued as soon as possible in the application process. Contact and info info@gssi.infn.it, +39 0862 4280262, www.gssi.infn.it. [-]

PhD in Computer Science and Systems Engineering

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Lucca

The CSSE curriculum provides the doctoral student with a solid interdisciplinary background to analyze cyberphysical systems and provide solutions to a huge variety complex engineering problems. The program of studies is based on a set of common courses, covering the fundamentals of numerical linear algebra and numerical methods for differential equations, computer programming, dynamical systems and control, numerical optimization... [+]

PhD in Computer Science 2015/16 PhD program in Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE) at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE) for the 2015/16 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca. Highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for one of the 35 fully-funded scholarships of the three-year doctoral program, which is articulated in curricula. The 3 curricula currently offered are field-specific, although in many instances they share a common scientific background. The CSSE curriculum provides the doctoral student with a solid interdisciplinary background to analyze cyberphysical systems and provide solutions to a huge variety complex engineering problems. The program of studies is based on a set of common courses, covering the fundamentals of numerical linear algebra and numerical methods for differential equations, computer programming, dynamical systems and control, numerical optimization, stochastic processes, and machine learning. These basic courses are followed by a number of advanced courses and research seminars related to the different areas of specialization for the PhD work that can be chosen by the student. The specialization in computer science deals with the development of models, algorithms, and verification methods for modern distributed systems, focusing on cutting-edge research issues on the fundamentals and the applications of architectures and languages to modern distributed systems, including global and cloud computing systems, web systems and services, and mobile systems. The specialization in control systems is oriented towards identification and optimization-based control of dynamical systems, with an emphasis on real-time embedded optimization algorithms for control of stochastic, distributed, and large-scale dynamical systems, and their application in industrial problems arising from the automotive, aerospace, and smart-grid domains. The specialization in computational mechanics is concerned with the development of innovative computational methods to study advanced problems of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and cutting-edge problems involving multiple fields and length scales of high interest in both the academic and industrial sectors. Students focusing on image analysis work on devising new machine learning and data mining algorithms for innovative feature extraction, sparse data representation and scientific visualization of large-scale multimodal data, with emphasis on images arising in the natural and life sciences. Graduates from the curriculum will be qualified to work in universities, public and industrial research centers, and to take on professional roles and high-profile tasks and responsibilities in both private companies and public institutions. 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. The deadline for applications is June 29th 2015, 6 pm Italian time. [-]