Applications are now being accepted for the 2020/21 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey.
Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 33 fully-funded positions. The 32 scholarships are equally divided between the two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage. One additional “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks” research grant will be available for the PhD Program in “Systems Science”, track in “Computer Science and Systems Engineering” for the project Multi-field and multi-scale modeling of fracture for renewable energy applications.
One of the four field-specific tracks is Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage, which is under the “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” PhD Program. The Track proposes courses in Archaeology, Art History, European and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Museology, Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Institutions, Technologies applied to the valorization of Cultural Heritage. Both research- 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 by exposing the students to different research approaches and methodologies, through case studies belonging to cultural heritage research fields. During their doctoral studies, students are encouraged to carry out their research with the School’s Research Units.
All students are based in the recently restored San Francesco complex, a fully integrated Campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. The Campus includes renewed residential facilities, an on-site canteen, study and living rooms, a state-of-the-art library and outdoor recreational spaces, which foster a unique cultural, professional and social environment for our doctoral program. Eligible students, in addition to free room and board, will also receive a research scholarship which amounts to approximately €15,300/year. The scholarships are fully-funded for up to four years, with a possibility of graduating after the third year.
Courses are led by world-renowned researchers and provide students with all the theoretical skills and advanced tools required for rigorously tackling a multitude of analysis, design and management problems within the broad framework of systems analysis in economic, social, scientific, technological and cultural domains. Specialized faculty and staff create a network that provides key guidance and support throughout the PhD Program. Working closely with faculty, both in the classroom and in the development of research, students reach the highest levels of scholarly achievement. IMT School PhD graduates will be able to use the skills they acquired during their studies to recognize and resolve complex problems, to choose the most appropriate method or instrument to utilize when approaching these problems, even in disciplines outside of their primary field of research.
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Italy › Lucca
10 July 2020
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