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RISC Curriculum in Symbolic Computation

Symbolic computation is the subarea of mathematics and computer science which solves problems on symbolic objects representable on a computer. The Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC) at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, is an international institute with its research focus on various branches of symbolic computation. Research interests of RISC include For almost twenty years RISC has been offering a special PhD program in Symbolic Computation which has has found recognition world-wide. About 25 Ph.D. students, most of them from foreign countries, are currently participating in this program. In the frame of its doctorate program, RISC offers RISC seeks applications of excellent and highly motivated students with a university degree in mathematics and/or computer science. Experience in symbolic computation is advantageous but no formal requirement.

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Application for RISC Ph.D studies

Please submit your application electronically at
https://portal.risc.jku.at/phd/application
Applications are continuously considered. Ideally a RISC Ph.D. study begins in the fall or in the spring semester (October 1st, resp. March 1st). In any case, applications should be sent in timely (several months in advance).

Requirements for Applications

The minimum requirement is a master's degree, preferably in mathematics or computer science. For applying, please send the following material: Please be aware that the first year at RISC-Linz is a test period. After this year, the RISC-Linz faculty decides about your final acceptance as a Ph.D. student.

For questions or comments to our doctoral program, please contact

Günter Landsmann,
Graduate Studies Coordinator,
RISC-Linz, Johannes Kepler University, A-4040 Linz, Austria.

Important Note:

Students at Austrian universities are charged tuition fees. Since these fees depend on citizenship we refer to the information at Johannes Kepler University Linz.