PhD in Institutions, Politics and Policies
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca is an international Graduate School and Institute of Technology that acts as a research university with the aim of forming human capital –specifically with regard to its PhD programs- in disciplines characterized by their high potential for concrete application. IMT strives to reach the fusion of theoretical comprehension and practical relevance. The following goals are at the core of IMT's mission statement:
• to establish itself as a research center that promotes cutting-edge research in key areas, structuring its Ph.D. Programs in close connection with research activity;
• to attract top students, researchers and scholars through competitive international selections;
• to contribute to technological innovation, economic growth and social development.
INSTITUTIONS, POLITICS AND POLICIES
Program in collaboration with the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli"
The PhD in Institutions, Politics and Policies is a multidisciplinary course analyzing political institutions, politics and policies from the point of view of history and political science, and to a lesser extent economics and law. It adopts a comparative perspective, and pays particular attention to processes of change over time. It aims at forming analysis able to: understand and, if possible, channel processes of transformation of politics and political institutions; plan and manage public policies, assessing their impact; confront their specific problems of countries in transition towards democracy and a market economy.
•Duration of the PhD Program: 3 years
•Available positions: 12
•Cost: tuition, enrolment fees and associated taxes are paid for by the School for all candidates admitted to the program
•Scholarships: 6 scholarships will be awarded, equal to about € 13,638 per year for each winner, plus one additional scholarship funded by the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli". Non-scholarship winners will be awarded a €3000.00 research fund. Six participants will also be awarded free housing.
•How to apply: applications for the PhD course must be submitted following the online procedure on the School’s website
Application deadline: September 28th 2011 (those scheduled to obtain their degree on or before December 2nd are still eligible to apply)
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No