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Category:   E-Announce
Subject:   EUROPEAN MASTERS PROGRAM IN COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC
From:   Enrico Franconi
Email:   franconi_(on)_inf.unibz.it
Date received:   21 Feb 2005
Deadline:   15 Mar 2005

*** EUROPEAN MASTERS PROGRAM IN COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC *** http://www.inf.unibz.it/mcs/emcl/ The Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen- Bolzano, Italy, is offering the European Masters Program in Computational Logic as part of its Master in Computer Science (Laurea Specialistica in Informatica). The European Masters Program in Computational Logic is an international distributed Master of Science course, in cooperation with the computer science departments in the following universities: * Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy * Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany * Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal * Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria * Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain This program involves studying one year at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and completing the second year with a stay in one of the partner universities. After this, the student will obtain, together with the European degree, two Master of Science degrees: the Laurea Specialistica in Informatica degree from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, with legal value in Italy, and the respective Master of Science degree from the visited university, with legal value in its country. APPLICATION DEADLINES: Non European citizens scholarships: *15 MARCH 2005* (extended deadline) Non European citizens pre-enrolment: June 2005 European citizens pre-enrolment: July 2005 European citizens pre-enrolment: July 2005 SCHOLARSHIPS: In 2005/2006, the European Masters Program in Computational Logic offers 13 new Erasmus Mundus scholarships for non European citizens. In addition to the above 13 scholarships, the European Masters Program in Computational Logic offers 14 more new Erasmus Mundus scholarships specifically for students from India (5 scholarships), from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam (4 scholarships), from China (3 scholarships), from Malaysia (1 scholarship), from Thailand (1 scholarship). Scholarships amount to 21,000 EUR per academic year; this includes 10 monthly grants of 1,600 EUR and a fixed amount of 5,000 EUR for fees, travel expenses, relocation costs, etc. EU citizens - including citizens given parity of treatment (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland) or non-EU citizens with residence in Italy - can apply to scholarships which are granted purely on the basis of the yearly income of the applicant and of her/his parents or husband/wife. Scholarships amount up to 6,283 EUR per academic year, including facilities on the accommodation and total reimbursement of the enrolment fees. Check the web page for detailed info on applications and scholarships: http://www.inf.unibz.it/mcs/emcl/ THE STUDY PROGRAMME: The European Masters Program in Computational Logic is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in this rapidly growing area. Based on a solid foundation in mathematical logic, theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence and declarative programming students will acquire in-depth knowledge necessary to specify, implement and run complex systems as well as to prove properties of these systems. In particular, the focus of instruction will be in deduction systems, knowledge representation and reasoning, artificial intelligence, formal specification and verification, syntax directed semantics, logic and automata theory, logic and computability. This basic knowledge is then applied to areas like logic and natural language processing, logic and the semantic web, bioinformatics, information systems and database technology, software and hardware verification. Students will acquire practical experience and will become familiar in the use of tools within these applications. In addition, students will be prepared for a future PhD, they will come in contact with the international research community and will be integrated into ongoing research projects. They will develop competence in foreign languages and international relationships, thereby improving their social skills. Applicants should have a Bachelor degree (Laurea) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other relevant disciplines; special cases will be considered. The programme is part of the Master in Computer Science (Laurea Specialistica in Informatica) and it has various strengths that make it unique amongst Italian and European universities: * Curriculum taught entirely in English: The programme is open to the world and prepares the students to move on the international scene. * Possibility of a strongly research-oriented curriculum. * Possibility for project-based routes to obtain the degree and extensive lab facilities. * Other specialisations with streams in the hottest Computer Science areas, such as Web Technologies, Information and Knowledge Management, Databases and Software Engineering. * International student community. * Direct interaction with the local and international industry and research centres, with the possibility of practical and research internships that can lead to future employment. * Excellent scholarship opportunities and student accommodations. The European Masters Program in Computational Logic is one of the 19 European Masters awarded by the Erasmus Mundus programme. The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third-countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third-country nationals participating in these Masters Courses, as well as scholarships for EU-nationals studying in third-countries. THE FREE UNIVERSITY OF BOZEN-BOLZANO: The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, founded in 1997, boasts modern premises in the centre of Bozen-Bolzano. The environment is multilingual, South Tyrol being a region where three languages are spoken: German, Italian and Ladin. Studying in a multilingual area has shown that our students acquire the cutting edge needed in the international business world. Many of our teaching staff hails from abroad. Normal lectures are complemented with seminars, work placements and laboratory work, which give our students a vocational as well as theoretical training, preparing them for their subsequent professional careers. Studying at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano means, first and foremost, being guided all the way through the student's educational career. Bozen-Bolzano, due to its enviable geographical position in the centre of the Dolomites, also offers our students a multitude of opportunities for spending their free-time. The city unites the traditional with the modern. Young people and fashionable shops throng the city centre where ancient mercantile buildings are an attractive backdrop to a city that is in continual growth. To the south there is the industrial and manufacturing area with prosperous small and medium-sized businesses active in every economic sector. Back in the 17th century Bozen/Bolzano was already a flourishing mercantile city that, thanks to its particular geographic position, functioned as a kind of bridge between northern and southern Europe. As a multilingual town and a cultural centre Bozen/Bolzano still has a lot to offer today. Its plethora of theatres, concerts with special programmes, cinemas and museums, combined with a series of trendy night spots that create local colour make Bozen/Bolzano a city that is beginning to cater for its increasingly demanding student population. And if you fancy a very special experience, go and visit the city's favourite and most famous resident - "Oetzi", the Ice Man of Similaun, housed in his very own refrigerated room in the recently opened archaeological museum. Bozen/Bolzano and its surroundings are an El Dorado for sports lovers: jogging on the grass alongside the River Talfer/Talvera, walks to Jenesien/S. Genesio and on the nearby Schlern/Sciliar plateau, excursions and mountain climbing in the Dolomites, swimming in the numerous nearby lakes and, last but not least, skiing and snowboarding in the surrounding ski areas. FURTHER INFORMATION: Prof. Enrico Franconi at franconi_(on)_inf.unibz.it European Masters Program in Computational Logic part of the MSc in Computer Science (Laurea Specialistica). Faculty of Computer Science Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Piazza Domenicani, 3 I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano BZ, Italy Phone: +39 0471 016 000 Fax: +39 0471 016 009 Email: computer.science_(on)_unibz.it Web site: http://www.inf.unibz.it/mcs/emcl/ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_mailman.elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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