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ICT Education @ DISI
Postgraduate Research Grants
DISI - Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

Call 2004

The University of Trento is ready to accept applications for 30 summer internships, for a period from 3 up to 6 months, to be taken up at their respective labs, in order to conduct research activity in various projects as described at http://dit.unitn.it/education/stage_Internaz_student.xml.

The period of internships is for a minimum of 3 months, with a possible up to 6 months following the evaluation of the candidate. A given number of positions (5) will be dedicated to candidates from IIT Pilani (www.bits-pilani.ac.in )

Department of Information and Communication Technology

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DIT) is one of the departments of the University of Trento which intends to incorporate skills in information and communication technology as well as provide a dynamic and qualified response to the ever-increasing demand of such skills on a local, national and international level.

DIT research programs and DIT program partners

Accepted students will work on one of the following research programs or partners (for more details see http://www.dit.unitn.it)


  • Computer Networks and Distributed Algorithms
  • Software Engineering and Formal Methods
  • Knowledge Management and Distributed Information Systems
  • Electronic Sensors and Microsystems
  • Modeling in virtual environments, Collaborative design in mixed reality environments, Knowledge placement using virtual worlds.
  • See The GraphiTech Foundation
  • Broadband Communication
  • The CreateNet Foundation
  • Biomedical informatics, Software engineering and formal methods, Electronic sensors and microsystems, Human language technologies, Intelligent interfaces, Computer vision, Machine learning, Automated reasoning, Robotics, Knowledge management and distributed information systems, E-commerce.
  • See Istituto Trentino di Cultura - Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (ITC-irst)
  • Formal Ontology, Conceptual Modeling and Knowledge Engineering; Modeling of Interactions among Autonomous Agents
  • Architetture e Servizi su Larga Banda per applicazioni E-Mobility
  • See Trento Branch - Technologies division Centro Ricerche FIAT

Description of the Grants

The amount of the grant is 800 Euro per month.

The grant also covers: a) travel expenses , b) medical insurance.

Requirements for the Partecipation

In order to become a candidate for the grant, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Candidate must be at the last year of education of a program of at least 4 years (university level);
  2. Candidate must specialize in Electronics, Information and/or Telecommunication technology;
  3. Candidate must have the highest possible grades during the period of study (Diploma with Distinction);
  4. Candidate should apply for the grant if he/she intends to apply for the PhD program at the University of Trento;
  5. Candidate must be highly (self) motivated to do his/her best in order to achieve the best possible results during his/her internship period as well as the PhD program, if accepted;
  6. Candidate must possess excellent knowledge of English.

Submission of the Application

Applications must arrive via email to the University of Trento to internship2004@dit.unitn.it no later than 15th December 2003, indicating INTERNSHIP 2004 as the subject. Applications should include:

  1. Personal information, including place and date of birth, citizenship, passport number and permanent address,
  2. address for correspondence, including, if possible, a telephone number and email address,
  3. CV, with a detailed description of know-how and backgroud; areas of interest (Research programs abd corresponding topics),
  4. one or more references to be contacted (email address, telephone number).

The documents described above must be written in English.

The application forms of the candidates will be evaluated by the Committee of DIT; candidates will be selected for the internship period at the University of Trento.

The selected candidates should apply for the PhD program at the University of Trento. The requirements for the application for the PhD and conditions of the competition can be found at the official site of the PhD program.


  1. November 17: publication of this call
  2. December 15 deadlines for submission
  3. January 10: list of accepted students
  4. Period of stage: from March, 2004

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