Additional Information

How is the new Doctoral Program organized?

The previous doctoral Program “Institutions, Markets, and Technologies” with its four tracks has been reorganized into two doctoral Programs, “Systems Science” and “Cognitive and Cultural Systems”, which include the unaltered “Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE)” and “Economics, Networks and Business Analytics (ENBA)” Tracks and “Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH)” and “Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences (CCSN)” Tracks, respectively. For the 2017/18 Academic Year, 36 positions will be offered as previous foreseen, which will be equally divided between the two new Programs.

Why was the Doctoral program reorganized?

To improve the disciplinary coherence of the educational offering, and because the new reformulation offers a more direct link to the academia and the job market, the IMT School has decided to reorganize the Program into two distinct Programs: “Systems Science” and “Cognitive and Cultural Systems”.

Why was the doctoral Program reorganized now?

The PhD program is subject to accreditation by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems (ANVUR) per Italian law. Stemming from ANVUR’s initial evaluation of the Program, a new division into two doctoral Programs – which maintain the original four Tracks as illustrated above - was carried out by the School. ANVUR communicated the accreditation of the two new Programs to the IMT School on August 3rd.

When is the deadline to apply?

The new deadline is Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 3 pm CEST.

How do I access my application?

The application form can be found here: https://applications.imtlucca.it/call_for_applications_xxxiii/index.php

Your username is the email address with which you first registered, and if you have forgotten your password, click on the “Forgotten your password?” link to receive a new one.

Do I have to resubmit my application due to the reorganization?

No, you don’t need to resubmit your application, as each track you applied for was automatically “moved” under its new corresponding PhD Program.

For example, if you applied for the “ENBA” Track, originally under the “Institutions, Markets and Technologies” PhD Program, your application now is for the “ENBA” Track under the “Systems Science” PhD Program.

 

Do I have to change something in my application due to the reorganization?

No, you don’t need to change anything, as your application was specific to a Track not a PhD Program; the Track(s) that you applied for was/were automatically filed under one of the two new PhD Programs.

 

What are the main changes for candidates admitted to the new Doctoral Programs?

While all courses will remain the same and the four tracks will communicate with the same Professors and Research Units as was foreseen with the single PhD Program, the most visible change for PhD students will be the title of their PhD degree that they will be awarded after successfully defending their theses:

From

PhD in “Institutions, Markets and Technologies” – track in “track name”

To

PhD in “Systems Science” – track in “track name” or

PhD in “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” – track in “track name”

 

For any questions or clarifications, please contact the Graduate Education office at phdapplications@imtlucca.it or +39/05834326597.