[robotics-worldwide] [news] Call for 21 positions to the three-year Ph.D. Program in BioRobotics at The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Cecilia Laschi cecilia.laschi at santannapisa.it
Sat May 13 08:00:59 PDT 2017

The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy, announces 21 
positions funded with fellowships and research grants for admission to 
the three-year Ph.D. Program in BioRobotics.

The Program
The Ph.D. Program in BioRobotics is a three-year course of advanced
studies and supervised research; at the end of the Program, the Ph.D.
degree is conferred to students who have fulfilled the didactic
requirements and passed a final examination with thesis dissertation.
The Ph.D. Program aims at educating highly competent researchers with
the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated
in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through
high-level courses and through demanding, creative and original research
work. Doctoral research projects will be carried out in very well
equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories (in such fields as bio-robotics,
micro- and nanotechnology, biomimetics, prosthetics) and through
individual and team work performed under the supervision of a committed
full-time faculty. The students will investigate how biological systems
work from an engineering viewpoint, and will make use of such knowledge
to pursue challenging research projects aimed at modeling, designing and
building novel components and systems for biomedical applications.

At the end of the Ph.D. Program, students will possess solid scientific
and engineering skills, the ability to conceive and carry out original
research projects, and an autonomous entrepreneurship spirit.

The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
SSSA is a public university where merit and talent count. Excellence in
training and research, internationalization, interaction with the job
market are the objectives of SSSA. Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna offers
training and postgraduate courses in Economics and Management, Law,
Political Science, Agricultural Science and Biotechnology, Medicine, and
Industrial and Information Engineering. SSSA is a scientific community
where the academic staff and researchers interact with students through
a continuous exchange of cultural, creative and intellectual ideas
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.santannapisa.it_it&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=faPUW0ACo5qjSdIKJtfnuKDgOGFN4WK8eu-UlgKZ1a8&s=op5FtUU_iShF5vnQKoEXdKQeeIwJ89w5_DqLcW_btns&e= ). The Ph.D. Program is managed by the
BioRobotics Institute. Its mission is to educate the Engineer of the
21st Century: a competent, interdisciplinary, and creative inventor and
entrepreneur, able to handle new technological and scientific challenges
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.santannapisa.it_it_istituto_biorobotica_biorobotics-2Dinstitute&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=faPUW0ACo5qjSdIKJtfnuKDgOGFN4WK8eu-UlgKZ1a8&s=8kRtntwpqhpU6Y-me1UvvM6H1ZMDu56cY-Ppq6zh_Gg&e= ).

Students are admitted to the Program following a successful entrance
examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.)
degree or equivalent title. Undergraduate students may also apply if
they graduate within Oct. 31st. The Program will start Oct 1st 2017.

Instructions for applicants are reported here:

The deadline for application is June 15, 2017

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