PhD in Computer Science
The main goal of this programme is to train future scientists with a strong professional background who are capable of working in an international and highly competitive environment, such as the Information Technology (IT) sector.
What makes our PhD graduates ideal candidates to work as researchers both in academia and in the IT sector is their ability to research and understand theoretical and applied research topics, the collaborative approach to work, and their dissemination and writing skills. Moreover, problem solving skills and the ability to work autonomously enable them to become key players in every field of IT, as independent consultants or in management roles.At the end of our programme, graduates are equipped with a vast knowledge of IT, from the formal and theoretical aspects to the latest developments in methodology and technology.
At a glance
Duration: 4 years
Courses will be taught in English
Available places: 10 with scholarship + 3 without scholarship
Tuition fees: €159,50 (per year)
Partner Universities and Research Centres
We have established partnerships with many universities and research institutions in Italy and abroad, such as the Technical University of Dresden, the Universidade Nova of Lisbon and the Technical University of Vienna. In addition, members of our Faculty cooperate on a regular basis with other universities and research institutes, such as Oxford University, Rice University Houston, Zürich University, Sapienza University of Rome, University of Trento, and FBK Trento.
Other research partners belong to the public and private sectors. We collaborate with international companies such as IBM and Deutsche Telekom, small start-ups and local companies (e.g. EDP projects or ACS Data Systems) and public services and administrations (e.g. the Municipality of Bozen-Bolzano, the public hospital of Meran-Merano).
In order to apply, you must have earned 300 ECTS credits in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electronics or in a related discipline, and you will need to demonstrate your ability to speak English.You will be required to take part in a public recruitment competition.
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