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Operational and scientific structures

Doctoral candidates will have available a centre of operations (represented by the School of Management and Economics) equipped with the spaces and resources (both material and referential) necessary for their academic path.

The centres of executive and scientific operations available are outlined below.


Short description

Equipment and/or Laboratories  

Doctoral candidates will have access to the Moodle 2.4 e-learning platform, containing education material as well as links and web resources accessible for distance learning, also through Wi-Fi connection (UNITO and IDEM networks).

Students will access Moodle through a personal Username and Password, with every access and activity being monitored.

Doctoral candidates may interact with professors both in synchronous mode (through chat) or asynchronous mode (through forum or e-mail). 

Library resources  

Number of units and completeness of course themes covered

The School of Management and Economics library makes appropriate reference material available to students, both on a quantity and a quality level.

The size of the reference material available in the library is equal to 261,573 units.

The library also makes e-books from the following publishing houses available to the doctoral candidates:

- Darwin books (Il Mulino)
- Franco Angeli

- Emerald
- EBSCO collection
- Media Library On Line

Subscriptions to magazines (number, editions owned, themes covered)  

The library makes over 214 printed magazine (currently active) subscriptions available to students.
The following online magazine subscriptions are also at the disposal of candidates:

- Cairn
- The Economist Historical Archive
- Elsevier ScienceDirect
- Kluwer Law International
- Oxford University Press
- Periodical Archive Online (archive integrated with PIO and MLA)
- Project Muse
- Taylor & Francis
- Wiley
- Il Mulino webzine
- Franco Angeli webzine


Databases (access to magazine archives and/or editorial series) 

Doctoral candidates may access the following databases:

- Scopus
- Thomson ISI
- Amadeus
- Bankscope
- Business Source Complete
- EconLit
- OECT iLibrary

- World Bank eLibrary
- Il Sole 24 Ore archive
- BIG Suite (Wolters Kluwer)
- eIFRS (International financial reporting standards)
- Pluris (magazine library)
- IBFD databases
- La mia biblioteca ("my library"- Wolters Kluwer Italia)
- IUS Explorer (magazine library)
- infoLEGES
- HeinOnline 

Software specifically related to the research fields of the PhD program

The following software is made available to students:

- SPSS 22 (Statistical Package for Social Science - predictive analytics software)

- STATA (Data Analysis and Statistical Software)
- Scientific WorkPlace
- EViews
- Adobe Acrobat Professional (Mac version also available)
- Microsoft Office 2013 (2011 Mac version also available)
- MapInfo
- EViews
- R
- RExcel
- Maxima
- NetLogo 5.2
- Python, 2.7.x and 3.3.x
- Octave
- Numpy
- Scratch
- Scilab 

Facilities and equipment available to students (including computer labs)

Doctoral candidates have a dedicated office at their disposal, located at the first floor of the university building and boasting 25 workstations, 25 desks, 25 Ethernet connections.

Students may use the printer connected to each individual workstation through UNITO and IDEM Wi-Fi networks.
Additionally, there are 4 computer rooms (rooms A-B-C-D adding up to a total of 117 workstations, printer, and copier; these are located at the first floor, beside the university office) and 2 Internet cafés available.

Other services

Doctoral candidates have access to the following eating and drinking facilities located in the building from the basement level to the top floors:

- 2 cafés

- Several food and drink vending machines. 

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