[Elsnet-list] Master's degree on "Semantic Web" - scholarships for
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Tue Aug 4 00:43:42 CEST 2009
*** Master's degree on "Semantic Web" - Computer Science ***
The Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-
Bolzano (FUB), in Italy (at the heart of the Dolomites mountains in
South-Tyrol), is launching a Master's degree on "Semantic Web" - a
curriculum part of its Master of Science in Computer Science offer.
The Semantic Web and its technology are increasingly becoming a
central element of many activities in computer science. The main
topics of the Master's degree on "Semantic Web" are the up-to-date
technologies in the Semantic Web area. The goal of the Master's degree
on "Semantic Web" is to build a new generation of Semantic Web
experts, and up-skill the European workforce with ideas that point to
the future. Students will be prepared for a future PhD, will come in
contact with the international research community, and will be
integrated into ongoing research projects; in addition, students will
develop competence in foreign languages and international
relationships, thereby improving their social skills.
Students enrolled in the Semantic Web curriculum will be able to
exploit synergies with the highly successful European Masters Program
in Computational Logic <http://www.computational-logic.eu> and the
European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies
<http://www.inf.unibz.it/mcs/lct> which are run in parallel by the
Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.
LAST APPLICATION DEADLINE:
- 21 AUGUST 2009: last deadline *only* for EUROPEAN students;
European citizens can apply to scholarships which are granted purely
on the basis of the yearly income of the applicant and of her/his
parents or husband/wife. This scholarship may amount up to more than
6,000 EUR per academic year, plus support on the accommodation and
total reimbursement of the enrolment fees. European students may also
get a LLP Socrates Erasmus scholarship for the second year of study
abroad, which is 330 EUR per month.
The IBM Center for Advanced Studies in Rome supports scholarships of
up to 2,400 EUR to work on a research project or on the thesis at
their labs in Rome. The BIT Mobility Programme supports students to do
their project and/or their thesis with a scholarship (up to 500€ per
month) at the nearby universities Leopold-Franzens Universität
Innsbruck (STI Innsbruck - with a large expertise on Semantic Web
topics) or Università degli Studi di Trento.
THE SEMANTIC WEB:
Society is moving from being information-based to knowledge-based.
Work is increasingly collaborative, and business and scientific endea-
vours are conducted in a global networked way. Knowledge is no longer
held locally but is globally distributed. Data and information is
growing exponentially in all sectors of society. Communities generate,
model, augment, exchange and transform information so the information
pool rapidly changes its content and structure. Most of the major
scientific aims to achieve an all inclusive information society,
networked business and government depend on distributed knowledge-
based systems. Knowledge is the object of this Master's degree on
"Semantic Web". The Master's degree on "Semantic Web" will provide the
technological basis for easier and efficient knowledge creation,
sharing and exploitation: technologies at the heart of the knowledge
Although the World Wide Web has resulted in a revolution in informa-
tion exchange among computer applications, it still cannot provide
easy interoperation and information exchange. In the next generation
of the Web (the Semantic Web), web resources will be more readily
accessible by both human and computers with the added semantic
information in a machine-understandable and machine-processable
fashion. In this context, knowledge in the form of ontologies plays a
pivotal role by providing a source of shared and precisely defined
terms that can be understood and processed by machines.
THE STUDY PROGRAMME:
Applicants should have a Bachelor degree (Laurea) in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, or other relevant disciplines; special cases
will be considered. The programme is a curriculum part of the Master
in Computer Science, and it has various strengths that make it unique
amongst Italian and European universities:
* Curriculum taught entirely in English: The programme is open to the
world and prepares the students to move on the international scene.
* Possibility of a strongly research-oriented curriculum.
* Possibility for project-based routes to obtain the degree and
extensive lab facilities.
* International student community.
* Direct interaction with the local and international industry and
research centres, with the possibility of practical and research
internships that can lead to future employment.
* Excellent scholarship opportunities and student accommodations.
THE FREE UNIVERSITY OF BOZEN-BOLZANO:
The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, founded in 1997, boasts modern
premises in the centre of Bozen-Bolzano. The environment is multi-
lingual, South Tyrol being a region where three languages are spoken:
German, Italian and Ladin. Studying in a multilingual area has shown
that our students acquire the cutting edge needed in the international
business world. Many of our teaching staff hails from abroad. Normal
lectures are complemented with seminars, work placements and labora-
tory work, which give our students a vocational as well as theoretical
training, preparing them for their subsequent professional careers.
Studying at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano means, first and
foremost, being guided all the way through the student's educational
Bozen-Bolzano, due to its enviable geographical position in the centre
of the Dolomites, also offers our students a multitude of opportu-
nities for spending their free-time. The city unites the traditional
with the modern. Young people and fashionable shops throng the city
centre where ancient mercantile buildings are an attractive backdrop
to a city that is in continual growth. To the south there is the
industrial and manufacturing area with prosperous small and medium-
sized businesses active in every economic sector. Back in the 17th
century Bozen-Bolzano was already a flourishing mercantile city that,
thanks to its particular geographic position, functioned as a kind of
bridge between northern and southern Europe. As a multilingual town
and a cultural centre Bozen-Bolzano still has a lot to offer today.
Its plethora of theatres, concerts with special programmes, cinemas
and museums, combined with a series of trendy night spots that create
local colour make Bozen-Bolzano a city that is beginning to cater for
its increasingly demanding student population. And if you fancy a very
special experience, go and visit the city's favourite and most famous
resident - "Oetzi", the Ice Man of Similaun, housed in his very own
refrigerated room in the recently opened archaeological museum.
Bozen-Bolzano and its surroundings are an El Dorado for sports lovers:
jogging on the grass alongside the River Talfer-Talvera, walks to
Jenesien-S.Genesio and on the nearby Schlern-Sciliar plateau,
excursions and mountain climbing in the Dolomites, swimming in the
numerous nearby lakes and, last but not least, skiing and snowboarding
in the surrounding ski areas.
For any info please write to fub at semantic-web-academy.eu
Master's degree on "Semantic Web" - Computer Science
Faculty of Computer Science
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Piazza Università 1
I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano BZ, Italy
Phone: +39 0471 016 000
Fax: +39 0471 016 009
Email: fub at semantic-web-academy.eu
Web site: http://www.semantic-web-academy.eu/msc/
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