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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: European PhD Program in Computational Logic (EPCL)

Bozen (Italy), Dresden (Germany), Wien (Austria), Lisbon (Portugal)

The European PhD Program in Computational Logic (EPCL) is run jointly by four of the leading European universities in the field:

- Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy),
- Technische Universitt, Dresden (Germany),
- Technische University, Wien (Austria), and
- Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).

Further international universities, research organizations and enterprises which contribute to Computational Logic or apply results from it are involved as associated partners: The Simon Fraser University (Canada), the Universidad de Chile, the National ICT Australia Limited (NICTA), and several companies.

The program involves three years of PhD study in at least two of the European partner universities. It leads to a joint doctoral degree of the partner universities at which the studies have been physically performed.  The language of the program is English.  Financial support is available in the form of positions and scholarships.

Necessary requirements for participation in EPCL are a Master's degree in Computer Science or Mathematics, or an equivalent degree; the proof of adequate knowledge of English; and substantial knowledge in the areas Foundations of Logics, Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Declarative Programming.

The program will start on 1 October 2011. Applications have to be electronically submitted on the Webpage, before the

                  Application Deadline on 15 May 2011

If you have enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator of the program

Prof. Steffen H??ldobler
Technische Universit?? Dresden
Fakult?? Informatik
International Center for Computational Logic
Phone: +49 (351) 463 38340

EPCL is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) program International Doctorates in Germany (IPID).