Joint Doctoral International PhD Program in Law, Science and Technology, Italy

The objective of the doctorate in “Law, Science and Technology” (LAST-JD) is to create an interdisciplinary integrated programme in order to face the new challenges that the information society and the newly emerging technologies will increasingly pose in the future in the legal domain and the socioethical field. Upon completion of the doctorate programme, participants will be able to become:

– legal professionals in several specific ICT domains, e.g., privacy experts for biobanks or web sites; IPR experts on software, databases, robotic and genetic innovations; media law experts for web marketing companies and broadcasters; experts in patenting nanotechnology;

– team leaders who can manage research or applicative ICT projects in a holistic way; – government officials able to manage innovative ICT and eGovernment, eJustice, eParliament projects,

– leaders or researchers in specialised laboratories such as medical genetic centres, nanotechnology centres, robotic laboratories, and high tech software houses where Artificial Intelligence is applied;

– members of ethic committees able to analyse ICT innovations and produce policy documents; – computer forensics experts in government or non-government departments;

– security experts who can advice on privacy and data management topics; – legal knowledge engineers for modelling normative knowledge in different applications.

There are excellent fellowship opportunities for students accepted to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programme in “Law, Science and Technology”. These fellowships, divided between category A and category B candidates, will be given to the highest ranked PhD candidates during the study period which lasts three years. We consider the following two categories:

Category A fellowships can be awarded to doctoral candidates, selected by EM LAST-JD consortium, who come from a country other than: a Member State of the European Union an EEA-EFTA State (i.e. Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein) and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. The only exception to this rule applies to Third-Country doctoral candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship in order to follow an EMMC.

Category B fellowships can be awarded to any doctoral candidate selected by EMJD consortium and who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.

Scholarship Deadline: 11 February 2012

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