• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The goal of the Smart Industry PhD programme from University of Pisa is to train young researchers able to investigate and propose innovative industrial systems and processes whose competitive leverage stems from the integration of advanced components and methods of information processing and management. 

New opportunities of cross-fertilization and research will rise from the cultural roots of Industrial Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies and Computer Science; these opportunities will have value in their own rights and through their mutual integration.

The Doctorate is proposed jointly by the three Universities in synergy with the existing initiatives on industrial research already established in the Tuscany area. A strong research collaboration with the industrial sector will be actively promoted, focusing on those areas in which the I4.0 paradigm may represent the fundamental innovation factor in production processes and/or production and supply chains, leading to new products, services and business models.The methodology will consist in a didactic offer to establish the scientific basis, an individual specialization in sectors with adequate scientific and research depth, an aggregation of the various research themes toward the I4.0 objectives. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The Doctorate will have research and didactic initiatives within the 9 interdisciplinary enabling technologies of I4.0 (Advanced Manufacturing; Additive Manufacturing; Augmented Reality; Simulation; Horizontal/Vertical Integration; Industrial Internet; Cloud; Cybersecurity; Big Data & Analytics).

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The application procedure consists of the following steps:
  • registration of personal data on the website;
  • registration for the application process.
During the online application, the following documents must be uploaded:
  • the curriculum together with any relevant documentation
  • a research project (only if indicated in the Attachment of the competition available at the bottom of the page)
  • the degree of study accompanied by the documents referred to in Article 3 of the competition notice (only for holders of a foreign degree)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 140 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 140 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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