Italy: PhD-programme in Computer Science at The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano

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Institute:The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano was founded in 1997 as a multilingual, internationally oriented institution. It is a non-state funded university, granted the authority to award university degrees by the Italian state. The university promotes the free exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge, linking itself to the European humanities tradition and laying the foundations for its society by promoting respect for democratic principles. Its international orientation is further emphasized by its commitment to multilingualism and its international academic staff and student body.
The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano champions research at the highest of levels, is committed to excellence and the advancement of knowledge through critical and independent scholarship and values freedom to push the frontiers of knowledge forward. Research projects which are interdisciplinary, international or which have local relevance are particularly encouraged. In this respect, the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano endorses research, and is especially committed to promoting young researchers.

Description:A public competition for the allocation of PhD-positions in Computer Science is announced, for

  • 10 places, of which 6 places will be covered by grants.

This PhD Research Programme lasts three years, plus the maximum of one additional year that can be used to finish writing the thesis. Over the three years, PhD students will actively attend the teaching and scientific activities. In order to conclude the programme successfully, the PhD student has to undertake a piece of research independently and this research must contribute and add significantly to current knowledge in the area of computer science. Due to the time limits of this programme, PhD students must concentrate on their research work.

Duration: 3 years

Scientific areas:

  • Computer science
  • Information Processing Systems
  • Automatic Control

Official course language: English

Further Information: can be found here.

To Apply: Instructions for application (pre-enrollment) can be found here
The application must be complete by 13 September 2013, 12:00 a.m.

Contact person:
Karin Felderer
Franz-Innerhofer-Platz 8
I-39100 Bozen
Tel. +39-0471-012805

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