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The IMT School for Advanced Studies has entered into agreements and conventions that provide teaching staff and students with the opportunity to access services functional to their research and to take part in different scientific collaborations with Italian and foreign institutions. The following list is continuously updated.

Research agreements

Scientific collaboration with Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio

Partner: Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio
Duration: 2016-2021
Abstract: Agreement signed with the Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio for medical and public health research.
The collaboration aims to strengthen research in neuroscience, biomedicine and bioengineering. The main objective of the collaboration is to create synergies in research and training. The diverse experimental activities developed at the IMT School, from neuroscience to engineering, from information technology to data management and development of networks, will therefore see application in clinical settings, also thanks to the medical facilities and equipment which the Foundation has at its disposal and which will be made available to IMT researchers.The collaboration includes the use of the Stabilimento Ospedaliero di Massa, Ospedale del Cuore "G. Pasquinucci" facilities.
IMT Contact: Prof. Emiliano Ricciardi

"Quiet time - MEDITATE LUCCA" project

Partner: Istituto Superiore di Istruzione Sandro Pertini (Lucca)
Duration: 2017-2018
Abstract: Agreement with the "Istituto Superiore di Istruzione Sandro Pertini" in Lucca to evaluate, from a scientific point of view, the effectiveness of the transcendental meditation technique, starting with the project initiated by David Lynch at the same school.
On the one hand, the agreement aims to provide access to the “Quiet Time - Meditate Lucca” program for teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique to students of the “Pertini” Institute and of the IMT School who wish to participate. On the other, it provides for a research project to evaluate the effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation technique developed by the MoMiLab Research Unit of the IMT School.
Research Unit: MOMILAB
IMT Contact: Prof. Emiliano Ricciardi

Scientific collaboration with Università Campus Biomedico di Roma

Duration: 2017-2020
Abstract: Scientific collaboration. The collaboration between the IMT School and Università Campus Bio-Medico Roma (UCBM) has been tightened, which sees extensive research in the biomedical, bio-engineering, physical-theoretical, modeling and materials fields. The aim is to strengthen the collaboration in the scientific field and provides for the mutual use of equipment of the two schools, the promotion of public educational activities and joint scholarships for students attending UCBM and the IMT School. The collaboration also includes the promotion of scientific events, workshops, conferences, seminars aimed at promoting common areas of research.
Research Unit: MOMILAB
IMT Contact: Prof. Emiliano Ricciardi

Convention with the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana (University Hospital of Pisa)

Partner: Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana (AOUP - Pisa)
Duration: 2017-2019
Abstract: Convention between the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana and the IMT School for the development and implementation of the “Development and validation of novel methods for the in vivo assessment of distinct patterns of connectivity in the disorders of consciousness” project.
The project will have a duration of three years and was funded through the “Bando Ricerca Finalizzata 2011-2012 Giovani Ricercatori - Area Biomedica” grant in biomedicine.
The agreement includes several activities within the scope of Prof. Emiliano Ricciardi’s PRIN project (Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale, financed by the Italian Health Ministry). Professor Emiliano Ricciardi, who is an Assistant Professor in Psychobiology and Psychophysiology at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, is the “Principal Investigator” of the project.
Research Unit: MOMILAB
IMT Contact: Prof. Emiliano Ricciardi

Collaboration with IRCCS Santa Lucia

Partner: IRCCS Santa Lucia
Duration: 2018-2021
Abstract: Research collaboration and access for our researchers at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Università degli Studi di Firenze and the facilites/labs of the ISC-CNR
Research Unit: NETWORKS
IMT Contact: Prof. Guido Caldarelli

Memorandum of understanding with JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre)

Partner: JRC - Joint Research Centre - of the European Commission
Duration: 2014-2019
Abstract: The collaboration agreement, which involves several European Institutions (for instance, several Italian Universities, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of Zurich, the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research), focuses on the area of financial research. The general objective of this Collaboration Agreement is to contribute more effectively to understanding and resolving scientific issues in the field of financial research and to ensure that discoveries, inventions and creations generated under this Collaboration Agreement are utilized in ways most likely to benefit the public.
Research Unit: DYSCO
IMT Contact: Prof. Alberto Bemporad

Agreement with CNV (Centro Nazionale per il Volontariato)

Partner: CNV - Centro Nazionale per il Volontariato
Duration: 2015-2018
Abstract: Cooperation agreement with the Fondazione Volontariato e Partecipazione to expand collaboration between the IMT school, the Foundation and the National Centre for Volunteering. The strengthening of this collaboration is consistent with the objectives of the School, which see IMT qualifying as an internationally recognized research center in the analysis of the Third sector, of the civil economy and of social innovation, and strengthening ties with the socio-economic fabric of the territory.
Research Unit: AXES
IMT Contact: Prof. Massimo Riccaboni

Agreement for the establishment of a Renaissance center at the Renmin University's Beijing headquarters

Partner: Renmin University
Duration: 2015-2018
Abstract: The center aims to develop its activity in collaboration of the IMT School for Advanced Studies as a main partner, according to the following main lines:

  1. Scientific research in particular on the concept of the Renaissance (term to be understood in terms of all its possible chronological and geographical declensions), on contemporary art, on the concept of copy and original, on the themes of creativity, on the modification of urban spaces, on the themes of restoration, conservation and management of cultural heritage, cultural policies: History of civilization of Europe and the Mediterranean Area from the Antiquity to the Renaissance; Methodologies of Art History and Criticism; History of Classical (Greek-Roman) Art; History of artistic and cultural relations between East and West in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; History of Medieval Art; History of Italian Renaissance Art; History of Renaissance Culture and Civilization; History of European Art in the Renaissance; History of artistic and cultural relations between East and West in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; Fortune/afterlife of the Renaissance; History of Drawing and Print; History of Art Techniques; History of Restoration; History of Collecting and Museology; History of Management and Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Italy;
  2. Offer of courses taught by a Visiting professor at Renmin University, with an indicative list subject to additions and changes as follows:
  3. Organization of seminars and conferences;
  4. Organization of exhibitions and other exhibition activities;
  5. Restoration activities carried out through the involvement of other highly qualified Italian partners at an international level, such as the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence (OPD).

Research Unit: LYNX
IMT Contact: Prof. Emanuele Pellegrini

Non-burdensome collaboration with GAIA Spa

Partner: GAIA SpA
Duration: 2015-2019
Abstract: Non-burdensome collaboration agreement for the promotion of research and training activities and cultural initiatives in areas of common interest
Research Unit: NETWORKS
IMT Contact: Prof. Guido Caldarelli

Collaboration agreement without compensation with Istituto per la Ricerca, la Formazione e la Riabilitazione ETS (I.RI.FO.R.) - Institute of the Italian Union of Blind and Visually Impaired

Partner: RIFOR
Duration: 2018
Abstract: Collaboration agreement without compensation for research in the field of neuroscience, with special focus on patients with visual impairment, between the IMT School and the Istituto per la Ricerca, la Formazione e la Riabilitazione ETS (I.RI.FO.R.) - Institute of the Italian Union of Blind and Visually Impaired.
The parties intend to collaborate in the spirit of the exchange of technical and scientific knowledge. I.RI.FO.R. provides, among others, support in searching for individuals potentially interested in actively participating in research or in being informed and kept up to date on the research work carried out, as well as the dissemination of the results of such research.
Research Unit: MOMILAB
IMT Contact: Davide Bottari

Agreement with INdAM (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica)

Partner: INdAM
Duration: 2016-2019
Abstract: Agreement with the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematcia “Francesco Severi” to promote scientific research and higher education in mathematics
Research Unit: DYSCO
IMT Contact: Giorgio Gnecco

Teaching agreements

Participation in the courses offered by the NSA School

Partner: Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies (NSAS)
Duration: 2017-2018
Abstract: Participation in the courses offered by the NSA School
Research Unit: MOMILAB
IMT Contact: Prof. Emiliano Ricciardi

Agreement concerning Joint Doctorates with the Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (KU Leuven)

Partner: Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (KU Leuven)
Duration: 2017-2020
Abstract: From the 2017/18 Academic Year, a joint PhD qualification will be conferred upon doctoral candidates on completion of a joint program of advanced studies, research, and the writing of a doctoral dissertation in applied economics and management with special reference to innovation studies, international economics, industrial organization, policy impact analysis, or economics of science, working under the supervision of a promotor from each institution.
Research Unit: AXES
IMT Contact: Prof. Massimo Riccaboni

Agreement to Defend Doctoral Theses Under International Joint Supervision with the University of Alicante

Partner: University of Alicante
Duration: 2018-2023
Abstract: The IMT School and the University of Alicante have signed an agreement to collaborate for the preparation of doctoral theses under international joint supervision. PhD students will alternately carry out their research at both universities, working under the supervision of a thesis director from each institution.
Research Unit: AXES
IMT Contact: Dr. Francesco Serti