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Info 2023/2024

Duration 3 years
Access Free access
Language English
Teaching mode Tradizionale
Head of programme GIORGIO DELZANNO

Programme overview


Our PhD programme is a three years research degree structured in two curricula:

  • Computer Science
  • Systems Engineering

In all these areas, our PhD students are expected to acquire broad foundations on both practical and theoretical aspects, learn how to conduct high quality research, and solve important research questions of a specific area. The research lines can be classified according to the research programmes of our department:


  • Artificial intelligence and Multi-agent Systems
  • Data Science and Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Secure and Reliable Systems (see also the PhD programme in Security, risk and vulnerability)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (see also the PhD programme in Digital Humanities)
  • Science and Technology for Health (see also the PhD programme in Bioengineering and Robotics)


Learning objectives

Training activities include attending classes, national and/or international schools on advanced topics, seminars, and conferences. Please consult the Activities and Credit System internal page (see also the entry in the left) for more details on research activities of our programme. Phd students have access to all UniGe/Dibris facilities including office and common rooms both in Villa Bonino, Valletta Puggia and Savona, computer and research labs, bibliotheques, and canteen. More than 20 workstations are available at the students of the computer science curriculum in the room 309 of Valletta Puggia. Other workstations are available in research labs dedicates to specific activities in Savona and Villa Bonino.

Career perspectives

A PhD degree in Computer science and systems engineering opens a variety of career opportunities in academic or research institutions, and R&D departments of national and international companies. Further career opportunities, not strictly related to research, but still leveraging on the role of "innovators", include the establishment of spin-off companies or consultancy.

Head of programme

11344_Giorgio Delzanno

Welcome to the PhD programme in Computer Science and Systems Engineering.

The course conforms to a high-quality international standard, offering the PhD students a large choice of topics, engaging courses and a seminars by scientists of high international reputation. We encourage applications from international students and from students of other Italian universties. The PhD programme Coordinator Prof. Giorgio Delzanno

Giorgio Delzanno

International collaborations

The PhD programme has established agreements for double degrees with foreign Universities and collaborations with several National and International Research Institutes. The PhD programme encourages visits of PhD students to foreign institutions as part of the training programme, for a maximum of 18 months over the 3 years programme.

Training offer

Dedicated website

To learn more, please visit the dedicated PhD course website.


Admission to the Doctoral Program is subject to passing a competition that is usually announced in the spring and published at the related page. The Notice of Admission contains the list of courses, places and grants available as well as the dates, place, type and content of the tests.

Applicants who pass the selection process are placed on a constantly updated merit list that shows the allocation of places.
Competitors who are found to be admitted to the doctoral courses must submit or have their applications received by the Higher Education Service of UniGe according to the pre-established deadlines published in the announcement.

The PhD program is governed by the rules found at the dedicated page.