The Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB), Italy, offers an opening for 10 PhD positions for its 3-year PhD program. 8 of the positions are fully funded by a PhD studentship out of which 3 of the PhD positions with studentship are offered by the KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data.

European PhD Program in Computational Logic (EPCL)

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano participates through the KRDB Research Centre to the European PhD Program in Computational Logic (EPCL). Students that are admitted for a PhD position at the KRDB Research Centre may apply to join EPCL. The admission to EPCL is decided by a Joint Commission consisting of representatives of the EPCL partner universities.

Research Topics

The KRDB Research Centre invites applicants to get in touch with the research group as soon as possible (see CONTACT PERSON below), in order to have a better understanding of the possible research activities in which the applicants may be involved.

Relevant research topics in the centre are the following:
  • Logics for Knowledge Representation
  • Intelligent Access to Databases
  • Temporal Aspects in Data and Knowledge
  • Advanced Database Technologies
  • Interoperation, Verification and Composition of Services and
  • Business Processes
The topics require good knowledge of Logic, Foundations of Databases, some knowledge of Artificial Intelligence, and of Knowledge Representation.

PhD Funding

A PhD studentship amounts to 51,000 Euro over the three years of the PhD. Substantial extra funding is available for participation in international conferences, schools, and workshops.

The faculty of Computer Science and its PhD program are entirely based on the English language.

Application Procedure and Contact

To get in contact with the KRDB Research Centre, send an email to Prof. Diego Calvanese at

Application details can be found on the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano webpage.

Note, application deadline to the 10 PhD Positions in Computational Logic, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy is 14 October 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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