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PHDDoctoral School of Informatics [Engineering Science]

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Short description
The aim is to give regular courses to students and prepare them for obtaining a scientific degree, and to offer them teaching experience in higher education. The objective is to train computer science and info-communication technology experts with professional knowledge based on solid theoretical background. The Doctoral School of Informatics provides PhD education in four doctoral programs:

Information systems,
Numeric and symbolic computations,
Foundation and methodology of informatics,
Informatics teaching methodology.
Strength of program
The high standard of the training is guaranteed by the highly qualified academic staff. Teachers and supervisors come from the Faculty of Informatics and research institutes (e.g. the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Rényi Alfréd Institute of Mathematics).

Teaching is supported by modern infrastructure and well equipped computer labs (artificial intelligence, databases and robotics).

The library of the Faculty contains several thousand volumes, with an access to a wide range of electronic publications and data bases.

The Faculty has concluded bilateral agreements with numerous universities in the world, which allow the PhD students to study one or two semesters or participate in research projects at a partner institution.


programme leader:
Dr. Erzsébet Csuhaj Varjú

international coordinators:
Ms Éva Gáspár, Mr Péter Kaliczka

Programme structure

Ways of obtaining credits:
1-4 semester (min. 120 credits, max. 132)
-credits for courses (min. 24, max. 54)
-credits for research (min. 66, max. 96)
-credits for teaching (min. 0, max. 24)

Comprehensive examination/Complex exam- at the end of the 4th semester.

5-8 semester (min. 120, max. 132)
-credits for research (min. 90, max. 120)
-professional credits (min. 0, max. 24)
-credits for teaching (min. 0, max. 24)

Career opportunities

Students obtaining the PhD degree successfully apply for positions in the academia or in higher education. Another option is for them to find an excellent job in the software industry. Many international companies operate research labs in the region and recruit CS and ICT experts possessing a PhD. Small or medium sized innovative companies employ outstanding professionals as project leaders. In the long term, a PhD degree is a vantage-point in the labour market. Finally, high quality doctoral research can also culminate in a successful product and in a private start-up company.

Job examples
Teaching and/or research positions in the academia
CEO of start-up company
ICT expert at a company

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