University of Gothenburg

Doctoral Studies

The education focuses on the frontiers of computer science and computer engineering. We are at the forefront of the digital revolution our society is going through.

Our wide-ranging research encompasses many aspects of computing encompassing both hardware and software.

From how to make computer systems and networks work better, the engineering of software, reliability and security of computer systems, through the theory of computer science and programming languages to artificial intelligence, graphics and visualisation, and how users interact with computers.

As a doctoral student, you are expected to contribute to the development of theories and concepts to describe, understand and develop the use of computers, their theory, their applications, and to design innovative applications.

If you are accepted, you will belong to one of the department's research groups, which means that you will be introduced to the national and international research community. Collaborations with researchers in other disciplines, or contacts with companies and organizations, provide good conditions for a continued career both inside and outside the academy.

Read more about application, eligibility and selection process

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