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8 fully-funded PhD positions in Economics, Analytics and Decision Sciences (EADS) at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

8 fully-funded Ph.D. positions in "Economics, Analytics and Decision Sciences" (EADS) at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

The IMT School of Advanced Studies Lucca is now recruiting 5 talented doctoral candidates in its Economics, Analytics and Decision Sciences (EADS) Ph.D. Program.

The Economics, Analytics and Decision Sciences (EADS) trains international PhD students to undertake cutting-edge research in a wide range of economic and social disciplines with a unique multidisciplinary approach that relies on the unifying language of statistics and data science, as well as on selected tools from computer science and psychology.

EADS students also have the opportunity of completing their research projects under joint supervision (double-degree) with partner universities, including KU Leuven (Belgium) and the University of Alicante (Spain). All students are encouraged to spend visiting research periods at international organizations, both within the Erasmus+ framework and through ad hoc mobility agreements.

EADS framework

  • Contract Type: Scholarship up to 48 months
  • Commitment: Full time
  • Location: Lucca (Tuscany, Italy)
  • Official language: English
  • Starting date: 2 November 2023 (possibility of online refreshers on September-October 2023)

Your Role

  • First year: Follow courses in your tailor-made scientific training program
  • Second and third year: Engage in your own research (both at Lucca and abroad) under the guidance of at least one Advisor from the Faculty
  • Develop three or more research papers for your doctoral thesis
  • Participate in the daily academic and campus life, including seminars, conferences, workshops, public outreach activities, etc.


  • Master’s Degree or equivalent, possibly in Economics, Management, Statistics, Law, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Logic and Philosophy of Science, Mathematics, Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, or in contiguous areas (to be obtained by October 31st, 2023)
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated solid quantitative skills comparable with those acquired in ecomonic degrees
  • Enthusiasm for research, motivation, self-confidence, critical thinking

What We Offer

  • An exciting multidisciplinary and international research environment with ample opportunities to exchange with scholars from related disciplines at international Universities
  • Work under the supervision of at least one Advisor from the Faculty
  • Work in a team with several other doctoral candidates, postdoc researchers and faculty
  • A tailor-made scientific training program, a wide range of courses and seminars held by leading researchers
  • Mentoring, training, and career development support
  • A highly competitive full-time PhD Position with
    • a scholarship for a maximum period of 4 consecutive years
    • social security coverage
    • free accommodation on campus (all year round)
    • free meals on campus (lunch and dinner, all year round)
    • additional research funds
    • additional international mobility funds
    • insurance coverage (liability, accident)
    • no tuition fees

How to Apply

You are welcome to submit your application through the online application system at the following link:

Students graduating by 31st October 2023 can also apply.

Apply Here

Application Schedule

Deadline for applications: 19 June 2023 at 23:59 (CEST time)

  • Publication of short-listed candidates: by mid-July 2023
  • Interview of short-listed candidates: 17-21 July 2023
  • Notification of admission: end of July/early August 2023

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