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National Ph.D. program in Cybersecurity (Ph.D.-CySec)

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The IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca has put a call for applications for the national PhD programme in Cybersecurity (Ph.d.-CySec) starting during the 2023/2024 academic year. 

Course description

The PhD-CySec programme aims to form a new generation of scholars and future decision-makers who can support and increase the resilience of citizens, public institutions and businesses to cyber-attacks by developing more secure and reliable digital infrastructures and processes. Funded by NextGenerationEU, the PhD prones a strong inter-disciplinary approach and offers four key Specialisation Tracks:

  1. Foundational Aspects in Cybersecurity
  2. Software, System and Infrastructure Security
  3. Data Governance and Protection
  4. Human, Economic and Legal Aspects in Cybersecurity 

Within a multi-disciplinary team of experts in the field, Ph.D. candidates will learn to approach cybersecurity issues from different perspectives and tackle real-world case studies. 

Programme overview:

  • Duration: 3 years 
  • Starting date: December 1, 2023 
  • Programme Coordinator; Prof. Rocco De Nicola 
  • Language: English 
  • Scholarships: 30 (to be distributed among available research projects 
  • Scholarship gross amount: 16,243 euros per year. 

Deadline for application: August 21, 2023 at 1pm CEST. The application form must be filled out in English, and all documents must be uploaded in PDF. 

For more details on candidate requirements and available research projects, click here

Training Offer Details

Target audience
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills in education.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
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National initiative
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educational programme
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Is this course free
Is the certificate / credential free
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Full time
Credential offered
Diploma Supplement
Self-paced course