Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PhD Scholarships at Institutions Markets Technologies (IMT), Italy


Competitions for admission are open in the following Ph.D. Programs at IMT (Institutions Markets Technologies at Institute of Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy:

Computer Science and Engineering

The doctoral program aims at preparing researchers and professionals with a wide knowledge about the foundations of informatics and information engineering, and about their application to a variety of systems in many different domains. The program introduces new perspectives in formulating and solving technical challenges that are currently a target of very active research areas. The research activity focuses on key aspects of informatics and information engineering such as open end-ness, dynamics and control, autonomy, security, concurrency, cost-effectiveness, quality of services, dependability, optimization, and is concerned especially with the application to networked and large-scale systems with high degrees of interaction.

Economics, Markets, Institutions

The program aims at dealing 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 PhD program is the strong integration of theoretical, technical and practical expertise, aimed to educate highly qualified professionals, who analyze, plan, and manage concrete interventions of political economy.
Theoretical methodologies and models are tested through the methodical/systematic investigation of real world cases. 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
Ph.D. in collaboration with Politecnico di Torino

The program aims at formalizing in a consistent multidisciplinary course, specific know-hows needed by researchers and professionals operating at the highest levels of management of culture and cultural heritage. The PhD program rests on three main educational pillars: historical/humanistic, economical/managerial, juridical, which are cut across by a technological area that focuses on IT applications commonly used for the valorization and fruition of cultural heritage. The PhD program integrates the theoretical approach with the technical and practical ones, in order to educate both highly qualified professional operating in the concrete field of cultural policy and researchers who will be active in the field of cultural heritage.

Institutions, Politics and Policies
Ph.D. in collaboration with
Libera Università degli Studi Sociali “Guido Carli”

The PhD in Institutions, Politics and Policies is a multidisciplinary course analyzing political institutions, politics and policies from the point of view of history and political science, and to a lesser extent economics and law. It adopts a comparative perspective, and pays particular attention to processes of change over time. It aims at forming analysis able to: understand and, if possible, channel processes of transformation of politics and political institutions; plan and manage public policies, assessing their impact; confront their specific problems of countries in transition towards democracy and a market economy.

Scholarships and Facilities:

PhD ProgramAvailable Student PositionsTuition ExemptionsScolarshipAdditional ScholarshipResearch Money (only for students without scholarship)LodgingBoard
Computer Science and Engineering121261*5612
Economics, Markets, Institutions12126 6612
Management and Development of Cultural Heritage12126 6612
Institutions, Politics and Policies121261**5612


Applications are open to applicants who meet the herein mentioned requirements, without regard to religion, nationality, age, or gender.

Very good level of English language is compulsory.

Italian DegreeForeign DegreeGraduating Applicants*
- "Laurea Magistrale" (or "Specialistica"), according to DM n. 509, of November 3, 1999

- Four- or five-year degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system
Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee.
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 documents for enrollment).
Applicants obtaining their degree by no later than December 2, 2011 may apply (Italian or foreign degree according to the previous descriptions)


Applicants must fill out the online application form and attach the required documents within the deadline.

Required information and procedures are described here below:

How to submit:

1. To apply, applicants must first register their personal data.
Applicants will then receive a validation e-mail containing their password and the basic instructions for the submission procedure.

2. Application Procedure
The first time applicants access their account, they will be requested to choose the Ph.D. Program(s) for which they intend to apply. For those applying to more than one Ph.D. Program, basic personal information will not change between individual PhD applications. Applicants will be free to switch from one application to another as they wish.

Applicants are not allowed to submit more than one application to the same Ph.D. Program or to register twice with different e-mail addresses and/or different names.

Before their final submission, applicants have the possibility to modify and save their inserted information whenever they wish.

In order to submit the application form, applicants must insert all the mandatory data marked with an asterisk (*).

3. Submission
We strongly recommend applicants to review the inserted information and uploaded attachments before submitting the application. No changes are allowed to submitted data after the deadline. Erroneous data and/or attachments will be evaluated as they are submitted.

The deadline for applications is September 28, 2011 at 18:00 (Italian time).
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