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Ph.D. programme in Mathematics and Computer Science


Course information

The Doctoral Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science is aimed at the training of highly qualified researchers and professional people in informatics and mathematical disciplines.

Research graduates should acquire a deepened knowledge of the essential tools in informatics and mathematical disciplines, distinguishing themselves as researchers in a university context or in public and private research institutions, or as individuals with a high profile industrial-type professional expertise in private companies involved in the cooperative information systems, knowledge management, logistics, and artificial intelligence sector.

During the Doctor’s Degree, students follow courses and other highly specialised training activities, aimed both at the consolidation and deepening of basic knowledge and at the launching of research. Training periods are provided for at foreign Universities, Institutes and/or Research Structures (Italian or foreign) with a duration of no longer than18 months. Work experience is provided for at Institutes and/or Research Structures (Italian or foreign) and at private structures, in accordance with the arrangements already stipulated or in the process of being stipulated.

Arguments concerned in the doctor’s degree are listed below:


Employment possibilities

The PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science is designed to train both researchers and highly skilled professionals in disciplines concerning Computer Science and Mathematics. The Doctors of Philosophy in these disciplines can work as researchers in universities or in public and private research institutions, or as experts with relevant skills in industrial sectors which are engaged in private companies working on cooperative information systems, knowledge management, logistics, and artificial intelligence. In particular, the training programs aim to enable postdocs to rapidly enter the job market, which nowadays is increasingly looking for professionals with skills in Computer Science, that are able to combine expertise with a solid background in Mathematics.


Employment 3 years after Ph.D

All the Doctors of Philosophy in Mathematics and Computer Science are currently working. A bit more than 80% of them have a postdoctoral position or work as researchers (assistant professor, or lecturer) in national or international universities. The remaining 20% of them work as experts with relevant skills in industrial sectors or in private companies involved in the field of information systems. From the data of the Statistical Office of UNICAL it emerges that all of our postdocs have found employment within 3 years after the final examination, and that 80% of them already in a few months.