The IIE-PhD programme is based at the Dipartimento Politecnico di Ingegneria e Architettura (DPIA) of the Università degli Studi di Udine and provides training and research activities in the areas of Industrial and Information Technology Engineering.

These are recognised as essential disciplines for the conception, development and production of future applications, where the end users interact with sophisticated electro-mechanical machines, miniaturised electronic systems and complex communication networks that generate and elaborate information.

In this scenario, the IIE-PhD programme aims at providing highly specialised multidisciplinary training and research in the fields of electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information technology engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial management and production.

The IIE-PhD is part of an international programme activated through two agreements with INP-Grenoble and INSA-Rennes and through the participation to training programmes offered by the Marie Curie European Community projects.

Also, it strongly relies on a wide number of collaborations with public organisations and businesses, in particular with Friuli Innovazione, and also with a large number of industries and research centres.