Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme in Interactive and Cognitive Environments, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11800
    Tuition (Year)
    11800
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #401 ,
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme in Interactive and Cognitive Environments programme from University of Genova offers PhD candidates a education programme in the field of research related to computer science, electronic and telecommunication engineering.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme in Interactive and Cognitive Environments at University of Genova aims aims at developing and enhancing master students’ knowledge and skills in order to form a new generation of professionals able to exploit (and further enhance) cutting-edge ICT technologies to design and implement - in multi-disciplinary work teams - innovative solutions related to Doctoral objective. The programme has three major focuses, iteratively pursued during the whole progress of the candidate’s track.

The former concerns the acquisition and the formalization of knowledge in specific advanced domains, achieved through lectures and seminars. The second aims at maintaining in strict touch PhD students with leading research groups that have proven experiences in research activities in basic disciplines necessary for the PhD course in the five partner universities. The latter involves actual industry/academy joint research activities on projects in cooperation with leading ICT companies. The Programme lasts three years. During this period a mobility scheme ensures that students will spend training / research periods in at least two different higher education institutions.

The ICE PhD Course will represent an added value for European and extra european PhD students in several directions:

  • ICE involves 5 top level Universities and field-related research groups from 5 European countries;
  • ICE awards joint/double degrees by university pairs, internally following the same educational organization framework and common macro objectives, that will allow PhDs a highest possibility of adequate and recognized job placement fully exploiting acquired and certified research attitude in a strengthened European High Tech market;
  • ICE provides a organized higher-education European network, associated with the ICE brand, for additional cultural offer, logistic facilities, direct interaction with European industries (SMEs and large European industries) under a joint transnational quality control committed to continuous improvement.
  • Objectives

    The programme has three major focuses, which will be iteratively pursued during the whole progress of the candidate’s track following guidelines promoted also by the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Good Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers:

  • The first focus concerns the acquisition and the formalization of knowledge in specific advanced domains, and it will be achieved through lectures and seminars. Addressed topics will involve: cognitive systems, multimedia signal processing, intelligent decision support systems, pattern recognition, data fusion, machine learning, serious gaming and virtual worlds, virtual simulation environments, pervasive business intelligence, interoperable and adaptive telecommunications, multimedia wireless networks networking, sensor networks, intelligent ambient design and architecture sectors. English language ad hoc modules together with modules made available at partner universities in related Master courses will be used to obtain a large and updated offer to PhD students;
  • The second focus will be related to maintain in strict touch PhD students with leading research groups that have proven experiences in research activities in basic disciplines necessary for the PhD course in the five partner universities. Thanks to the proven and updated experiences of the involved teams as well as even improved by the more enlarged view that is a specific added value of the trans-national Erasmus Mundus proposal, students will be addressed on research topics that are always on the edge of the research Moreover, the possibility of being directly advised by two supervisors from two different universities according to a quality scheme as well as to have check points common with students and tutors of other universities is expected contribute to improve the education level of ICE PhD students in the European domain;
  • The third focus will involve actual industry/academy joint research activities on projects in cooperation with leading ICT companies and customers. Such challenges will provide students the chance of realistically facing concrete design issues strictly related to market and business opportunities.
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Study intensity Full-time
    • Credits
      180 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
    • Partnership
    • Project Type Predefined
    • Educational Form Academic

    Programme Structure

    Research areas

    • Assistive Technologies for Health and Autonomous Living. 
    • Networked Embedded System.
    • People Inspired Technologies.
    • Design for Social Interaction.
    • Multi-sensor Surveillance. 

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score: 6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score: 550

      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

    • Minimum required score: 80

      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

    Academic Requirements

    • A maximum of 3 (three) applications to different EMJDS is allowed.
    • The Application Form has to be filled in all sections.
    • Please write in indicated boxes and provide all the requested documents.
    • Application forms not properly filled or missing one or more file in attachment will not be considered for evaluation by ICE Consortium.
    • A 2nd Cycle academic degree, for an overall duration of at least 5 years, must have been completed at the expiry time of this call for application 

    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • EUR 11800 International
    • EUR 11800 EU/EEA

    Tuition fees have been fixed as € 11.800 for Category A students and € 10.000 for Category B students x year.

    A fee waiver will be applied to Erasmus Mundus granted students for a total fee amount of 7.200 € x year.

    As a general rule, the monthly fixed contribution of 600€ for laboratory-based course activities will be retained by the consortium in order to cover tuition fees.

    Tuition fees will be used to provide services to students as periods of stage in partner industries, participation to summer school, trips, logistic and didactic support, technology-based facilities etc.

    Funding

    A Doctoral Candidate Agreement will be signed with Erasmus Mundus granted Students in which monthly payments are specified (12 installments of 2.800 each as employment contract (gross salary) and of 600 as fixed contribution for laboratory-based course) together with the lump sum ( 7.500) for traveling expenses (only to Category A students).
    The gross amount is not intended as an employee gross but as an employer gross. Therefore, each university, according to each national legislation, will deduct from the monthly amount both the employer's taxes and the employee's taxes. In average, an equivalent net salary will be guaranteed to all PhD candidates.The expected average net salary will be around 1.500 per month.

    Each year a variable number of fellowships will be offered according to the grants provided by EACEA.

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