IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca

Introduction

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca is a research university within the Italian public higher education system. As an institute for advanced studies, IMT hosts researchers who carry out methodological research, held to high scientific standards, leading to the development of new knowledge. IMT's specially designed campus fosters the continual presence of visiting scholars that contribute to creating a stimulating and intellectually lively environment. At the same time, IMT is also an institute of technology where numerous research projects are undertaken to apply cutting-edge scientific results to solve problems of economic, industrial, and societal interest. The pillars of the institute's research model are its thematic research units, highly specialized in a specific field, that often cooperate in interdisciplinary projects. IMT's institutional role is also that of a graduate school where knowledge is transmitted to young PhD students. The multidisciplinary PhD program of IMT, organized into thematic curricula, promotes the full integration of research and education. An appropriate balance of methodological rigor and applicative relevance is emphasized to best prepare IMT's PhDs in finding key appointments in research centers, companies, and public institutions.

Mission

To establish itself as a research center that promotes cutting- edge research in key areas, structuring its Ph.D. Program in close connection with research, to attract top students, researchers and scholars through competitive international selections, and to contribute to technological innovation, economic growth and social development.

IMT Policy

IMT operates within the following framework of fundamental principles:

  • Openness and international competitiveness in recruiting faculty and students
  • Meritocracy and evaluation on all levels, in accordance with international scientific standards
  • Offer equal opportunities to students by providing residential facilities, scholarships and loans
  • Integration with the territory by the internationalization of the IMT community and valorization of technology transfer to qualify the city of Lucca as an innovation hub
  • Administrative and managerial efficiency, accountability
  • Responsibility, honesty, integrity and mutual respect apply to all members of the IMT community.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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PhD

PhD in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Lucca

The AMCH curriculum proposes courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Institutions, European and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Art History, Museology, Technologies applied to the valorization of Cultural Heritage. Both research oriented and practice oriented courses constitute the program, which aims at educating qualified professionals operating in the concrete field of cultural management... [+]

PhD in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage 2015/16 PhD program in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH) at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH) for the 2015/16 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it). 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 AMCH curriculum proposes courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Institutions, European and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Art History, Museology, Technologies applied to the valorization of Cultural Heritage. Both research oriented and practice oriented courses constitute the program, which aims at educating qualified professionals operating in the concrete field of cultural management and academics. It promotes research offering the students a lively contact with different research approaches and methodologies, through case studies belonging to research fields such as Art History, Classical Archaeology and Museology. The AMCH curriculum aims at providing prospective professionals operating in the field of management of culture and cultural heritage with specific know-hows. Prospective students should preferably have an undergraduate background in the Social Sciences, the Humanities and ICT related to Cultural Heritage. 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. [-]

PhD in Computer Science and Systems Engineering

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. [-]

PhD in Economics, Management and Data Science

Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Lucca

The EMDS curriculum provides participants with a solid knowledge base in analytical methods in economics and management science. With its multidisciplinary approach, the curriculum is unique in its deployment of a strong integration of concepts, analytical foundations, and practical expertise, to educate a new professional élite with distinctive capabilities in analyzing, visualizing, interpreting, and managing complex problems in economics and... [+]

PhD in Economics, Management and Data Science 2015/16 PhD program in Economics, Management and Data Science (EMDS) at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in Economics, Management and Data Science (EMDS) 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 EMDS curriculum provides participants with a solid knowledge base in analytical methods in economics and management science. With its multidisciplinary approach, the curriculum is unique in its deployment of a strong integration of concepts, analytical foundations, and practical expertise, to educate a new professional élite with distinctive capabilities in analyzing, visualizing, interpreting, and managing complex problems in economics and management. Graduates are trained as future leaders in policy and industry. Students are involved in the analysis of real world big/high dimensional data, in collaboration with companies and institutions. The curriculum relies on distinctive competences at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies in economics, management science and analytics, computer science, applied mathematics, network theory, and system engineering/operation research. Specific fields of study are economic networks and network industries; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; systemic risk analysis; economics and finance; organization, entrepreneurship, and technology; strategy; marketing science; critical infrastructures; systems modeling and optimization; stochastic systems; production and operations. Close associations with a selected set of companies and institutions provide the opportunity to analyze relevant problems, motivating new analytical techniques from practical problem solving. This curriculum aims at preparing researchers and professionals with a deep knowledge of methods and techniques for the analysis of big/high dimensional data in economics and management science. Perspective students should preferably have a master-level background in economics, management science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering or in a related field. The curriculum is designed to prepare candidates for leading positions in companies, research centers, and institutions. Job opportunities for graduates from this curriculum are at companies and institutions, with a focus on analytics and data science. Graduates from the curriculum will be qualified to work in universities, public and industrial research centers, and to take on professional roles and highprofile 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. [-]

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