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.
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 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.
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