Guidelines for the Training Program 

Here you can find a presentation that outlines the guidelines for acquiring the credits necessary to complete the training program.

The PhD program in Smart Industry is centered around three Tuscan universities: Pisa, Florence, and Siena, which participate with various departments. All students can access the educational offerings of each PhD program affiliated with the departments participating in Smart Industry.

In addition to these, the Smart Industry program offers additional internal educational opportunities and, in recent years, has benefited from courses taught by visiting professors invited as part of the Forelab Department of Excellence project.

The PhD program in Smart Industry adopts a credit system to define the commitment required from students for each educational activity and to determine the academic load for each student.

Students must acquire at least 30 ECTS credits over the three years of the PhD program through participation in courses, seminars, and summer schools. Of these 30 ECTS credits, at least 8 must be obtained through participation in soft skills courses available at the various universities, and at least 10 from the educational offerings of the Smart Industry PhD program. The remaining ECTS credits can be obtained by attending courses organized within the educational offerings of the three universities for both master’s degrees and PhDs.

For the academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 (the first two years of the PhD program), the educational offerings of Smart Industry were based on courses organized within the regional Tuscany Start-up Academy program, proposed by the three universities that jointly issue the Smart Industry degree, and that include the PhD faculty members. Additional courses outside the Tuscany Start-up Academy program are and will be included on an opportunistic basis.