The study plan includes:
1. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH, guided by at least one Tutor, which culminates with the defense of an original PhD dissertation. The Doctorate Committee appoints one Tutor for each student. In some cases, a second Tutor may be appointed. Students will have daily contact with the research group within which they are placed. In addition, they should expect a formal meeting with their Tutor(s) at least once a month.
All research students will present their research regularly throughout their studies in seminars, annual reviews, summer schools, and research conferences both in Italy and abroad. Students will get some funding to attend conferences and workshops.
2. BASIC COURSES (5 credits), a common core for all the PhD students, whose aim is to study in depth the paradigms (theoretical, experimental, etc.) used in the Mathematics and Computer Science disciplines for knowledge progress.
3. SPECIALIZED COURSES (35 credits), which may also include international summer schools of interest for the individual research.
4. SEMINARS on topics related to advanced information technology as well as to scientific research writing, research programs, knowledge sharing with industry, copyright and patents. Such seminars are part of the student education, as required in article 4, section 1 (f) ) of the 8th Feb 2013 Ministerial Decree n. 45 ("Regulations concerning ... criteria for the creation of PhD courses by registered institutions”).
Specialized courses and seminars offered for the accademic year 2017/2018 will be published in November 2017. The organization of courses and seminars will be similar to the XXXII cycle. Refer to Study plan of the XXXII cycle to get an idea.