IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

IMT is a School for Advanced Studies that aims to push the frontiers of knowledge and to contribute to the formation of international professional elites for business and institutions.



IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca offers a multidisciplinary PhD program that integrates scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, physics, and social sciences, articulated in four main tracks:

  • Computer, Decision, and Systems Sciences (CDSS), with thematic curricula in
    • Computer Science (CS)
    • Control Systems (SYS)
    • Image Analysis (IA)
    • Management Science (MS)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Management and Development of Cultural Heritage (MDCH)
  • Political History (POLHIST)

Thanks to a selected set of graduate courses held by world-renowned researchers, IMT provides the necessary theoretical skills and advanced tools for rigorously tackling a multitude of analysis, design and management problems, useful for solving a large variety of economic, technical, and societal applications. The program is designed to train a new international professional elite on a meritocratic basis for careers in institutions and in businesses. All of this is within a brand-new and fully integrated campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca.

Within the selected track, each PhD student has the possibility of choosing a specific curriculum, gaining the ability to perform state-of-the-art research in a particular discipline. The learning process is favored by the presence of the research units of the institute, where the student is embedded within a stimulating environment for performing research. The courses offered within the program include both introductory ones, which provide general methodologies for the analysis of systems, and specific courses, which complement each other in creating a portfolio of different approaches. A rich seminar series completes the educational program, introducing the student to a variety of cutting-edge research topics but from an interdisciplinary standpoint. The length of the program is three years.

The PhD program at IMT attracts students from around the world, providing a truly international environment.

Last (but not least important) PhD students, besides receiving a research scholarship and the opportunity to spend research periods abroad, are offered on-campus housing and daily access to the canteen, adding a cultural and social dimension to the professional experience of the doctoral program.


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