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PhD Programme - Institutions, Politics and Policies, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy [DL: 28 September 2011]‏


IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca

PHD PROGRAMS IN:

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

ECONOMICS, MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

INSTITUTIONS, POLITICS AND POLICIES

http://www.imtlucca.it/phd_programs/call_for_applications/index.php

Description and useful information

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca is an international Graduate School and Institute of Technology that acts as a research university with the aim of forming human capital –specifically with regard to its PhD programs- in disciplines characterized by their high potential for concrete application. IMT strives to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical relevance. The following goals are at the core of IMT's mission statement:

• to establish itself as a research center that promotes cutting-edge research in key areas, structuring its Ph.D. Programs in close connection with research activity;

• to attract top students, researchers and scholars through competitive international selections;

• to contribute to technological innovation, economic growth and social development.

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-endedness, 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

Program in collaboration with Polytechnic University of Turin

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

Program in collaboration with the Libera Università Internazionale 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.

Information:

•Location: Lucca
•Duration of the PhD Program: 3 years
•Available positions: 48
•Cost: tuition, enrolment fees and associated taxes are paid for by the School for all candidates admitted to the program
•Scholarships: 24 scholarships, 6 for each PhD program, will be awarded, and are equal to about € 13.638 per year for each winner + 2 additional scholarships financed by the MIUR and LUISS Guido Carli. All admitted candidates are provided free meals (lunch and dinner). Non-scholarship winners will be awarded a €3000.00 research fund. Six participants in each program will also be awarded free housing.
•How to apply: applications for the PhD course must be submitted following the online procedure on the School's website:http://www.imtlucca.it/phd_programs/call_for_applications/index.php
Application deadline: September 28th 2011 (those scheduled to obtain their degree on or before December 2nd are still eligible to apply)

The call for Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow appointments in the fields of Economics and Institutional Change and Computer Science and Applications will be launched in September. Please visit the School's website for the latest information.

Contact: PhD Office

phdapplications@imtlucca.it

Website: http://www.imtlucca.it/phd_programs/call_for_applications/index.php