The doctoral programmes at the University of Lugano (USI) contribute to broadening knowledge and research through high quality of teaching, excellence of content, and competitive scientific projects. Research aims at international recognition, but responds also to local or federal research mandates. Collaboration among scholars, researchers, and doctoral students of different disciplines and faculties enables a rich, vibrant, multi-disciplinary research environment.
The doctoral programme in Informatics forms professionals interested in academic or industrial research careers. The PhD programme is highly selective and gives students the opportunity to participate in national and international research projects. Working with one or more faculty members, the candidate will contribute with original, useful, and scientifically valid ideas in the chosen area of research.
The Ph.D. programme in the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano (Università della Svizzera italiana) promotes the development of new professionals interested in academic or industrial research careers. A successful Ph.D. student will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the general field of informatics, as well as an in-depth specialization in an area of interest. Working with one or more members of the Faculty, the student will contribute original, useful, and scientifically valid ideas in their chosen area of research. In addition, the student will develop professional skills that will serve them throughout their career.
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We encourage applications from highly qualified candidates. Admission to the Ph.D. programme is competitive. Each year we receive many strong applications from around the world. Applicants are admitted based on their research interests and experience, potential for success in the programme, and compatibility with current needs of the Faculty.
The official language of the Ph.D. programme is English. Students must be able to demonstrate fluency in English prior to admission.
The Ph.D. programme is governed by regulations adopted by the Faculty.
In order to be admitted, the applicant must have completed a Masters degree in computer science, informatics, or a closely related field prior to joining the program (but not necessarily prior to applying to the programme).
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