PhD in Economics, Networks and Business Analytics: 21/22 PhD Call for Applications IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
* 39 fully-funded positions. Deadline for applications – June 30th, 2021 - 12.00 pm CEST *
Economics, Networks and Business Analytics is one of the four field-specific tracks offered and is under the “Systems Science” PhD Program. This Track provides participants with a solid knowledge on modern analytical methods in economics and management. With its multidisciplinary approach, the track is unique in its deployment of a strong integration of concepts, analytical foundations, and practical expertise, to educate the new generation of economists, scientists and practitioners with distinctive capabilities in analyzing, interpreting, and managing complex socio-economic systems.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021/22 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it/en), 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 37 fully-funded positions. The 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. Moreover, this year the IMT School offers two additional scholarships:
- 1 for the PhD Program in “Cognitive and Cultural Systems”, track in “Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences”, funded within the ERC Starting Grant project “Tweaking dreams: non-invasive modulation of the level and content of mental activity during sleep” (“TweakDreams”);
- 1 for the Program in "Systems Science", track in "Economics, Networks and Business Analytics", funded as part of the training and research activities on the topics covered by the Neuroscience Lab (NS LAB), the research laboratory joint venture between Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center SpA and the IMT School.
Economics, Networks and Business Analytics is one of the four field-specific tracks offered and is under the “Systems Science” PhD Program. This Track provides participants with a solid knowledge on modern analytical methods in economics and management. With its multidisciplinary approach, the track is unique in its deployment of a strong integration of concepts, analytical foundations, and practical expertise, to educate the new generation of economists, scientists and practitioners with distinctive capabilities in analyzing, interpreting, and managing complex socio-economic systems. Graduates will be trained to become researchers and decision makers in academia, policy and industry by integrating knowledge at the boundary of Economics, Statistical Physics, Computer and Social Sciences with the unifying language of Mathematics and Statistics. Close associations with a selected set of companies and institutions provide the opportunity to analyze relevant problems, motivating new analytical techniques from practical problem solving. Students are involved in the analysis of real world high dimensional data, in collaboration with companies and institutions. During their doctoral studies, students are encouraged to carry out their research with the School’s Research Units. ENBA students also have the possibility of completing their theses under the joint supervision (Double-degree) with KU Leuven or the University of Alicante.
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.
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.
The PhD Programs at the IMT School attracts students from around the world, providing a truly international environment. English is the official language of the School. Moreover, all students will have the opportunity to spend periods abroad at research institutes, laboratories or universities, both within the Erasmus+ framework and through ad hoc mobility agreements.
Most IMT School PhD Graduates have reached prominent roles in academics, governmental institutions, public and private companies or professions across the globe.
To find out more about the School, the admission requirements and how to apply, please visit the following link.
Deadline for applications – June 30th 2021, 12.00 pm CEST