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Smart Industry, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) Pisa, Italy
The goal of the Smart Industry 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.
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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 of the Smart Industry programme from University of Pisa 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 intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Augmented Reality
  • Simulation
  • Horizontal/Vertical Integration
  • Industrial Internet
  • Cloud

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • The candidate must be in possession of a Master's degree, or an equivalent academic qualification obtained abroad.
  • This diploma will be examined and verified by the examining boards or the PhD Council.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 356 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 356 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Depending on the country of origin and can vary from 356,000 euros up to 2.452,00 euros (including € 140,00 for Regional taxes, and € 16.00 for stamp duty). 

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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