The Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa runs a PhD program in Computer Science, in cooperation with the University of Firenze and the University of Siena. The goal of our three-years PhD programme in Computer Science is to foster post-graduate education of researchers and innovators in Information Technology.
Our Alumni are employed in academic and research positions, as well as in R&D positions in industry and the public sector, in Italy and worldwide.
We seek for prospective candidates, both in Europe and in the rest of the world. Candidates are expected to have a general knowledge of Computer Science theory and applications, together with a in-depth knowledge of some research topics connected to Computer Science.
The core activity of PhD students is research which is expected to be pursued in one of the research groups of the Department, as well as in other Pisan institutions and research centres, that are active in almost all the fields of Computer Science and in multi-disciplinary areas. They will benefit from the rich interactions with international research projects and cooperations these groups are involved in.
PhD students are encouraged to spend research periods in universities and industrial research centers worldwide, with a time extension which varies from a minimum of 6 months up to 18 months, benefiting of an increase in their fellowships amount of 50%. Among the many on-going research collaborations with top-class international universities, the following ones have a formally signed agreement with our PhD program:
PhD students can take advantage of our innovation network to develop their ideas in new start-up companies or spur technology transfer. It includes spin-off and start ups of the University of Pisa, Acceleration centres, Venture and Angel funds, and prestigious companies, such as: