PhD program in Information and communication technologies (ICT)

XXXII cycle - 2016/2017

Duration 3 years
Position 9 position available - 4 scholarships
Director/Coordinator prof. Giorgio Matteo Vitetta
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Nota Two of the available places are reserved, as provided in the Call:
- 1 is financed by apprenticeship contract for advanced training and research of three years;
- 1 is reserved for employees of the Company specified in the Call (industrial doctorate);
- 1 is reserved for cotutelle of International mobility "Bando Vinci 2016"
Admission Expiration date 30/06/2016 at 13:00
Call for admission
Final ranking Published 19/09/2016
Enrollment deadline 29/09/2016 at 13:00:00

Scientific areas

INF/01 (Computer Science), ING-INF/01 (Electronics), ING-INF/02 (Electromagnetic Fields), ING-INF/03 (Telecommunications), ING-INF/05 (Data Processing Systems), ING-INF/07 (Electric and Electronic Measurement Systems), FIS/01 (Experimental Physics)

Admission requirements

Italian second level degree (laurea specialistica, under D.M. 509/99 or laurea magistrale, under D.M. 207/04) or Italian degree obtained prior to D.M. 13 509/99 or equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
More information available in the Call.


The Course is organized in three curricula: Computer engineering and science; Electronics and telecommunications; Industrial applications of ICT.

Research topics
The research topics included in the available curricula encompass most of the modern technologies in the fields of information management, electronics and telecommunications. The Computer Engineering and Science Curriculum includes different research topics of Computer Science and Engineering, concerning both foundational theory (e.g. software principles and software engineering, operating systems, computer architecture and computer networks, database and information systems) and advanced theories and applications (e.g. business intelligence, the internet of things and sensor networks, computer vision and multimedia, adaptive software systems, future internet and software security). The Electronics and Telecommunications curriculum includes various research topics in the fields of electronics and electronic measurements, telecommunications, electrical circuits, electromagnetics and automatic engineering. The Curriculum in Industrial Applications of ICT concerns the development of new knowledge aimed at satisfying the needs of the job market and, consequently, whose relevance is not limited exclusively to the academic world.

Research training goals
Courses and research work for PhD students aim at providing them with various skills on Information and Communication Technologies; these are required for undertaking research and development tasks at universities, public or private research institution, and private companies. A group of internationally recognized Italian and foreign professors is responsible for the educational activities and takes part in the organization of the doctoral program.

Professional perspectives
The ICT Course promotes basic research and applied research/technology transfer, in collaboration with industrial partners. PhD activities concern both theoretical and applied research, and, consequently, PhD theses illustrate innovative applications and novel results in theoretical research. The involvement of industry guarantees the practical value of research, while the University guarantees the innovative aspects as well as the necessary scientific background. This collaboration is also demonstrated by the research grants issued by industrial partners to support the school activities. More than 60% PhDs are working in private companies and applied research labs.


Three years (01/11/2016 - 31/10/2019)


The course venue is at Modena.

For further information please contact

Master and PhD Office

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