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IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca - Scuola IMT Alti Studi Lucca PhD in Economics, Analytics and Decision Sciences
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca - Scuola IMT Alti Studi Lucca

PhD in Economics, Analytics and Decision Sciences

Lucca, Italy

3 Years


Full time

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* no tuition fees; students beyond the tuition waiver also receive a scholarship €16,243 per year for up to three years


EADS is an international PhD program hosted by the IMT School, one of the seven Schools of Excellence in Italy, and one of the highest-rated graduate schools in Europe, according to the most recent U-Multirank survey. The IMT School provides rigorous training and close supervision in a variety of disciplines in the social, human, and natural sciences, welcoming multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches at their boundaries.

The IMT School is a truly international environment with students from all around the world. The School has a record of placing students in top research universities, policy-making institutions, and companies. English is the official language of the School.

EADS trains 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 to complete their research projects under joint supervision (double-degree) with partner universities, including KU Leuven and the University of Alicante. All students are encouraged to spend part of their studies abroad, both within the Erasmus+ framework and through ad hoc mobility agreements.

What EADS offers

  • International, vibrant, and interdisciplinary research environment
  • Rigorous training in economics, analytics, and decision science
  • Opportunity to meet leading researchers who visit IMT every year
  • Free double room accommodation for 3 years with the possibility of a single room or support for external rental
  • Desk on the campus
  • Everyday free meals (lunch and dinner) at the IMT canteen for 3 years
  • Scholarship €16,243/year for up to four years
  • Participation in an exchange program
  • Double degree programs


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