The IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca is a Public University School for Higher Education and Research with a special statue that focuses on the analysis of economic, societal, technological and cultural systems. The IMT School promotes the full integration of research and education. Since its institution by ministerial decree in 2005, the School has distinguished itself thanks to the quality and innovativeness of its research and doctoral program and its interdisciplinary nature, characterized by the complementarity and discourse between methodologies drawn from economics, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, archaeology, art history and the analysis and management of cultural heritage.