"IMT’s multidisciplinary environment, high quality of faculty and lectures, devotion to excellence, and beauty of its campus are a constant nudge into learning, improvement, and curiosity. While tightrope walking might be an extremely demanding walk, I believe that IMT is undoubtedly the premier institution to begin one’s transformational journey in science."

 Falco Joannes Bargagli Stoffi 

Research Fellow at Harvard University

"If you are looking for exceptional academic and professional development experience, I highly recommend considering IMT. As a former IMT student, I can attest to the multidisciplinary approach to education, the commitment to excellence, and the outstanding faculty at the institution. The campus, located in the beautiful city of Lucca, offered me a stimulating atmosphere that inspired and motivated me to reach my full potential. With a lot of opportunities to explore my interests and develop my skills, IMT provided me with an unparalleled environment that prepared me for success. I believe IMT is the premier choice for those seeking a path of innovation and impact."

 Loredana Fattorini 

Research Associate at Stanford University

"The journey of pursuing a Ph.D. degree can be challenging for many. It requires a great faculty and high research standards, as well as a helpful and friendly international environment around you, along with top-quality facilities. IMT is one of the few Italian places that can offer such a bundle, which adds much value to the overall experience. At IMT, you can not only become a productive and ambitious scholar but also an open-minded and self-fulfilled person. Personally, I believe this is an often-underrated determinant of good research!"

Francesco Del Prato

Postdoctoral Fellow, Paris School of Economics

"Imagine a place where you're surrounded by brilliant minds, each bringing their unique perspective to the table. That's what IMT Lucca is all about. It's not just about the coursework, the economics, and the data science; it's about the vibrant community of scholars who are always ready to engage in stimulating discussions and collaborative projects. IMT is a perfect environment for curious brains, where you never stop learning and growing. "

 Costanza Tortù 

Statistician at the Bank of Italy

"When I applied for IMT in 2016, I was already working as a business consultant for a large company. What ultimately convinced me about joining, was its interdisciplinary approach that brings international, top of class scholars together to collaborate in a unique research environment. Looking back, the skills gathered during this PhD – e.g., structured thinking, technical & communication skills, plus the endurance to master long-term projects – will help you to excel in all sorts of professional environments."

 Jan Niederreiter 

Project manager at Allianz

"The IMT journey has been a lever for building an international network, working in close contact with utmost professors and researchers, while living a campus day to day dimension.  The facilities were excellent in Lucca, an enjoyable city in the dynamic Tuscany region. At IMT, the future career of the PhD candidate is carefully encouraged, prepared and sustained by the colleagues, professors and administrative staff."

 Laura Gianfagna 

Policy officer at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg

"IMT has been a defining experience on my academic journey. IMT, of course, has world-class facilities and exceptional faculty, but what sets IMT apart is the close quarter living with curious minds from different disciplines. The campus setup enhances the experience by fostering creativity within but especially across fields."

 Luca Verginer 

Postdoc at Chair of Systems Design at ETH Zürich

“IMT was a great stepping stone for my academic journey. I was able to do cutting-edge research, delve into the topics I enjoyed the most, and develop a multidisciplinary approach. The School put me in touch with excellent professors, international researchers and made possible the joint PhD with a foreign university, marking the next steps of my career. And the unique experience at IMT Lucca is even more than that! I was able to travel around the world through the eyes of my fellow colleagues from all over the world, helping me think outside the box and appreciate the richness of the cultures around me”.

 Giovanna D'Inverno 

Tenure-track Assistant Professor at University of Pisa

"I joined IMT halfway through my PhD program. As a former student under the joint supervision agreement with the University of Alicante, I can affirm the significant advantages stemming from the extensive institutional network established by the School. The campus facilities, the multicultural environment, the esteemed faculty, and the collaborative community are just a few of the outstanding components that can greatly facilitate the attainment of the PhD degree. IMT undoubtedly stands as an exceptional institution for personal and academic growth."

Roberto Di Paolo

Researcher with Tenure Track, University of Parma

"IMT still pays off 10 years after graduation. The Ph.D. at IMT was a crucial milestone of my academic career. The combination of a small (but wonderful) town and a dynamic and international community of scholars in different disciplines was a perfect combination for the take off of my academic career."

 Giovanni Marin 

Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Economics, Society and Politics, University of Urbino Carlo Bo.

Recent placements of graduates in economic disciplines at IMT School 

Students enrolled in 2019

Luigi Longo (Post-doc, Boston University) - Veronica Pizziol (Post-doc, Università di Bologna)

Students enrolled in 2018

Sedric Zucchiatti (Economist, Prometeia) - Marzio Di Vece (Post-doc, Scuola Normale Superiore) - Ilaria Gianstefani (Financial Policy Advisor, De Nederlandsche Bank) - Valentina Pieroni (Assistant Professor, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

Students enrolled in 2017

Tatiana Celadin (Assistant professor, Ca'Foscari University of Venice) - Matteo Serafino (The City College of New York) - Federico Nutarelli (Assistant Professor, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca) - Francesco del Prato (Research Fellow, Paris School of Economics) - Samuel Edet (IFC- International Finance Corporation) - Emiliano Marchese (Rabobank)

Students enrolled in 2016

Abhishek Samantray (Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee) - Pietro Saggese (Assistant Professor, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca) - Niccolò Vallarano (Research Fellow, University of Zurich) Falco Joannes Bargagli Stoffi (Research Fellow, Harvard University) - Selene Perazzini (Research Fellow, Università di Bolzano) - Jan Niederreiter (Project Leader, Allianz Deutschland) - Costanza Tortu (Research Fellow, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) - Roberto Di Paolo (Assistant Professor, Università di Parma) - Sara Landi (LUISS)

Students enrolled in 2015

Helena Kreuter (Research Fellow, University of Cologne) - Jeroen van Lidth de Jeude (Data Scientist, GeoPhy) - Luca Verginer (Research Fellow, ETH University of Zurich) - Carolina Becatti (Data Scientist, IQVIA Italia) - Federica Parisi (Data Scientist, ViriCiti) - Giovanni Bonaccorsi (Research Fellow, Politecnico di Milano)

Students enrolled in 2014

Loredana Fattorini (Research Associate, Stanford University) - Mika J. Straka (Data Scientist, Würth Group) - Giovanna D'Inverno (Research Fellow, KU Leuven) - Luca Mantegazza (Lecturer, University of Florida) - Yuan Gao (Research Fellow, University of East Anglia) - Armando Di Lillo

Students enrolled in 2013

Francesco Angelini (Research Fellow, Università di Bologna) - Emi Ferra (Controller, Elemaster Group Electronic Technologies) - Benedetta Frassi (Senior Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners) - Laura Gianfagna (Advisor to the Vice President, European Investment Bank) - Leonardo Ridolfi (Research Fellow, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna) - Davide Donofrio

Visit this page for information about placements of cohorts enrolled before 2013.