2014 PhD Programs at IMT for International Students, Italy


Italy: Lucca


IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca is an international Graduate School and Institute of Technology instituted with the aim of forming highly-skilled human capital in specific regards to its PhD programs- in disciplines characterized by their applicative potential in areas like social sciences, economics, management, informatics and cultural heritage.

PHD Programs in:

* Computer Science and Engineering

The Doctoral Program aims at preparing researchers and professionals with a wide knowledge of the foundations of informatics. It seeks to explore applications to a variety of systems that are changing the perspective of other existing technological applications and that are target of very active research in the international scene. The research activity focuses on key aspects of these systems, such as open-endedness, autonomy, resource sharing, security, and concurrency.

* Economics, Markets, Institutions

The program seeks to deal with issues in political economy, applied public economics, the functioning of industries and markets, the impact of macroeconomics on productivity and growth. A distinctive feature of the Ph.D. program is the integration of theoretical, technical, and practical expertise, aimed at educating highly qualified professionals, who analyze, plan, and manage concrete interventions of political economy.

Theoretical methodologies and models are generated and tested, through the systematic investigation of the real world, with a distinctive focus on concrete observation of markets and their actors. At the end of the program, students are able to identify commonalities as well as distinctive characters of economies, markets, and industries.

* Management and Development of Cultural Heritage
Programma in collaborazione con il Politecnico di Torino

The Program aims at formalizing in a consistent multidisciplinary course, the specific know-hows needed by researchers and professionals operating at the highest levels of management of culture. The PhD course focuses on the following disciplines: History and Art History; Economics and Management of immaterial goods; Legislation on Cultural Heritage; Technology. Doctoral students will also be given elements of physics and chemistry, strictly related to the field of conservation and analysis of materials. The PhD program integrates a theoretical approach with technical and practical ones, in order to educate both highly qualified professionals operating in the concrete field of cultural policy and researchers who will be active in the field of cultural heritage.

* Political Systems and Institutional Change

The PhD in Political Systems and Institutional Change is a multidisciplinary course which analyses, in a comparative perspective, institutions and their historical, political, sociological, legal and economic features. Special attention will be devoted to processes of institutional change. The PhD aims at forming political analysts able to: plan and manage collaborative and integrated processes at the international level; analyse and assess policies and institutional settings at a supranational, national and regional level; confront the specific problems of countries in transition towards democracy and a market economy.



* Duration of the PhD Program: 3 years
* How to apply: applications for the PhD course must be submitted by following the online procedure

Minimum Education

Master of Science

Subject Areas

  • Computer Science / It
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Political Science/politics

Program Fees Include:

Cost includes tuition, enrolment fees, and associated taxes are paid for by the School for all candidates admitted to the program.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 12

Scholarships are Available

24 scholarships, 6 for each PhD program, will be awarded, and are equal to about Euro 13.638 per year for each winner + 3 additional scholarships financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund, by the Minister of Labor, Health and Social Politics and by the Region of Tuscany (one for the Economics, Markets, and Institutions program and two for the Management of Cultural Heritage program). All admitted candidates are provided free meals (lunch and dinner). Non-scholarship winners will be awarded a Euro 3,000.00 research fund. Six participants in each program will also be awarded free housing.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is


Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network