Friday, May 22, 2009

PhD Studentship Signal Processing and Communications

PhD Studentship Signal Processing and Communications

PhD studentship available with the Digital Signal Processing and Communications group at ECIT, Queen’s University Belfast, UK to work on the EU funded project CROWN, please see http://www.fp7- . Specifically, we are looking a PhD student to work on one of the following topics. 1) Signal processing and information- theoretic study of Cognitive radio 2) Application of random matrix theory to signal processing and communications 3) Signal processing and information- theoretic study of cooperative communications This project demands that the research student already possesses exceptional knowledge in advanced signal processing and communication together with very high mathematical ability and programming skills. In particular the PhD student needs to have prior knowledge in applied mathematics, multivariate statistical analysis, information theory and should be familiar with various wireless communication techniques. The awards cover approved fees and a tax-free maintenance allowance of £13,290 per annum and are available to UK, EU and overseas citizens.

Applicants interested in applying for the above studentship please contact Dr Tharm Ratnarajah at T.Ratnarajah@ ecit.qub. and should apply electronically through the Queen’s online application portal at https://pg.apply. as soon as possible. The deadline for submission of applications is Monday 25th May 2009.Sumber : http://myscholarship-info.blogspot. com/2009/05/phd-studentsh ip-signal-processing-and.html

Nurse Scholarship in Singapore

(Beasiswa Pendidikan Perawat di Singapura)

One government health institution in Singapore is opening opportunity for 20 Indonesian best students for 3 (three) years full scholarship.

*Requirement* :
  1. Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) fresh graduate with average minimum 75 grade for BAHASA INDONESIA, BAHASA INGGRIS, & FISIKA/KIMIA/ BIOLOGI. And average minimum grade 80 for MATEMATIKA (2007/2008 graduates are allowed to apply)
  2. Good health
  3. Fluent English speaking (& able to speak Chinese/Mandarin is preferable)
Please send your application & CV (in English) to *PO** BOX 1457 JKB 11014*enclosed with:
  1. Photocopy of KTP (and passport if any)
  2. Photocopy of english-translated Ijazah SMA (legalized by school)
  3. Photocopy of english-translated Laporan Hasil Belajar (Raport) class of 10, 11, & 12 (legalized by school)
  4. If you are in 1st & 2nd year of academy/college/ university, please enclosed with previous english-translated academic transcript too.
  5. Six (6) color recent passport-sized photographs

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted Test & Interview will be held in Indonesia in the beginning of July 2009.
Successful candidates will be study in nurse polytechnic with :
  1. Housing facility
  2. Monthly allowance
  3. Bond (ikatan dinas) in Government Hospital
For more information, please contact

Open Call at DISI - University of Trento, Italy

Hallo Semua,
Semoga ada yang tertarik degan open calls di Information Science and Engineering Department of University Trento. Tolong di forwad ke rekan-rekan yang sekiranya tertarik

ProjectStudyGrant - Tools for Managing Security AssuranceWed May 20, 2009
*Deadline:* Tue Jun 09, 2009
This project aims at developing a framework for managing assurance, security, and trust for services. The objective is to develop a methodology to realise such vision which is based on the Tropos Methodology

- 2009 DD171.pdf<http://disi. uploads/Document s/openings/ 2009%20DD171. pdf>

Fabio Massacci

for details list of the call can be found

10 PhD scholarships in Economics & Business Management, Univ.

Admission 2009 - 2010

The School offers two doctoral programs: Economics (DEC) and Business Management (DEA). They cooperate and share most activities.

There are 5 three-year fellowships available for DEC and another 5 for DEA.
Classes start on September 1st, 2009. Most first-year classes are common across the two programs.

The general application procedure is similar for the two programs, with minor differences. Please make sure to carefully read the relevant information for the program you wish to apply for: DEA or DEC.

Separate applications are required for either program. Simultaneous applications to more than one program are possible.

An application must abide by the statute of their respective "Bando" (Official Advert) as published on the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana. The official version of each Bando is available from the website of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice following the path Offerta Formativa -> Dottorati di Ricerca -> Scuola Superiore di Economia - SSE. (With a bit of luck, this dynamic link should get you there in one click.) Links to the necessary documents are in the grey box on the right-hand column. You can also download a copy of each Bando using the links posted in the admission page of the program you wish to apply for.


These are guidelines to assist you in making your application to the SSE Doctorate programs 2009 and should be considered as informal information and are in no way legally binding.
  1. Read official announcement carefully
  2. Download attachments A, B & C
  3. Read all attachments carefully
  4. Compile attachment B (application form)
  5. Ensure you have the obligatory documents to include with the application form Attachment B - see list below
  6. Where necessary (original foreign qualifications without legal translation) fill out attachment C
  7. You should put your application and all attachments in an envelope and put the following phrase on the envelope: Domanda di ammissione alle Scuole di dottorato di ricerca 25° ciclo (A.A. 2009/2010) (Application for admission to Research Doctoral schools 25th cycle – AY 2009/2010) Dottorato di ricerca in (Research doctorate in) [please indicate the doctoral course)
  8. Deadline: Ensure that your application arrives by and not after June 23rd, 2009 at 12.30. Applications arriving after this time will not be accepted.
You can hand deliver your application to e Accoglienza studenti, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venice (1st floor), during opening times to the public: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm; Wednesday also from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
you can send it via express/registered mail (with note of receipt) or by private courier to Università Ca' Foscari Ufficio Protocollo Informatico, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venezia, arriving no later than Tuesday 23rd June 2009 at 12.30pm. It must arrive by this time and not sent by this time
You must attach a photocopy of your identity card (or other proof of identity) to the application form.

Obligatory attachments to the application form:
Statement of purpose written in English language -The candidate should describe his/her professional goals and research interests, as well as providing any information useful to evaluate him/her (but not implied by the other attached documents) (no more than 15.000 characters)
Curriculum Vitae
Degree Certificate –or equivalent qualification: Grade/marks of degree, title of the dissertation and a dissertation abstract of no more than 30.000 characters.

At least two letters of recommendation from university professors or scientific researchers (one letter has to attest the candidate's adequate knowledge of English language) Please use the online form. LINK

Foreign academic qualifications: if you have foreign academic qualifications you are required to attach the following:
o the academic qualification certificate including the list of exams taken, with sworn translation into Italian and Apostille;
o a "statement of value", issued by the Italian embassy/consulate in the country where the institution issuing the academic qualification is based certifying that the qualification is valid for registration at a university course – in that country - equivalent to the Research doctorate in Italy.

If you are unable to provide the "statement of value" document within the application deadline, you must fill in attachment "C".
In this case candidates will be admitted to the competitive examinations "under reservation" . Therefore, if they qualify for admission as winners, they will have to submit the required original documents at the time of enrolment

All candidates must be in possession of the qualifications requested at the time of applying for the doctoral program, 23rd of June 2009, otherwise they will be excluded from the competitive examination.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS/ DOCUMENTS to include with your application – not obligatory
• Curriculum studii (w.marks)
• Publications consistent with the Doctoral program aims, including working papers
• Masters and other advanced courses
• Research experiences with university or research institutions
• Prizes, grants
• Score in GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or similar standard tests

Please note:
You can not apply electronically
All applications must be sent to address stated above
Al documentation must be in English (preferred) or in Italian

For more information about applications to DEA and DEC, please contact (scuoledottorato@; tel.: +39-041-234- 7962).

website : ions2009.html

9 PhD positions in Life Sciences, Univ of Zurich, Swiss

International Ph.D. Programs
Life Sciences

Description: The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of nine highly competitive Ph.D. programs, run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Each program offers research and education opportunities in a stimulating international environment for ambitious students who wish to work towards a Ph.D. degree. Accepted students perform their research project in one of the participating research groups of their favorite program, according to their scientific interest. Advanced teaching and training courses are offered throughout the curriculum. The program language is English throughout. Ph.D. studies usually last 3-4 years.

Education: Applicants must hold or anticipate receiving a Master's degree or equivalent from a university in a relevant field before starting the Ph.D. program. Applicants accepted for the program will have to register with either the University of Zurich or ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of their future research group.

Application: Our web pages provide detailed information for submission of application. Please refer to the guidelines as we only take into consideration applications received in the required format: php?id=108

Application deadlines are July 1 and December 1

Contact details:
Dr. Susanna Bachmann
Life Science Zurich Graduate School
University of Zurich
Institute of Molecular Biology
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich

PhD Studentships at Thames Valley University, UK

Research Studentships
The Vice-Chancellor' s full-time research studentships at Thames Valley University

Thames Valley University (TVU) is among just three London universities to climb 17 places or more in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. To celebrate TVU's performance in the RAE2008 and strengthen our research student base, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter John is pleased to announce a number of research scholarships, ranging from Art and Design to Nursing.

The scholarships will cover full UK/EU tuition fees and provide a maintenance allowance of £15,290 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified students to commence study in September 2009. You should hold or expect to be awarded a 2 (i) Hons degree or above. A Master's degree in an appropriate subject area is desirable. Those candidates whose first language is not English must demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as a minimum IELTS score of 7. In addition to their PhD studies, duties will include up to 6 hours per week (during term time) assisting with teaching on appropriate modules.

Informal academic enquiries may be directed to Professor Sibel Roller, Head of Graduate School,

To apply, send your full Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter indicating your area of interest and including a supporting statement of no more than 500 words describing your reasons for wishing to undertake a research degree to Maria Pennells, Graduate School, Thames Valley University, St Mary's Road, London W5 5RF ( If applicable, evidence of English language proficiency should also be included.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 12 June 2009.
If short-listed for one of these awards, you should be prepared to attend an interview at TVU in London in June/July 2009. SR 10.5.09

19 PhD Studentships, Electronics, University of Kent, UK

University of Kent PhD Studentships Department of Electronics

Broadband & Wireless Communications; Image Processing & Computer Vision; Instrumentation, Control & Embedded Systems; Digital Media.

The Department of Electronics has a number of fully funded studentships available for 2009/10 across its range of postgraduate programmes and subjects:
  • Four of these studentships are associated with EPSRC Research projects.
  • The remaining seven studentships are directly funded via Kent University Studentship routes, DTA awards and/or EU funding.
Three of these studentships have specific projects associated with them, while the remaining four can be chosen from a wide ranging list of projects.

Details of all the projects can be viewed at

All studentships cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate plus a maintenance grant which is equivalent to that offered by the Research Councils.

The Department is engaged in high-quality research with significant national and international impact while offering excellent opportunities for graduate studies over a wide range of projects.

Applications are invited from students from the disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Maths or a related discipline.

Application process
Applicants should apply online at stating in which project/studentship they are interested.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 17.00 on Friday, 3rd July 2009.

Further Details

10 PhD positions, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy


Academic year 2009/2010 amento/bandounico

Art. 1
Number of positions

The Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa announces a competition based on candidates' degrees and work to date for the academic year 2009/2010 for 10 doctoral (PhD) positions, reserved to university graduates from non-European Union nations.

Applications are invited for the following subject areas in the Faculty of Arts: Modern Languages and Linguistics; Classical Languages, Linguistics and History; Philosophy; History (from Medieval to Contemporary) ; Art History.

Applications are invited for the following subject areas in the Faculty of Sciences: Molecular Biophysics; Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Condensed Matter Physics; Mathematics; Mathematics for Industry and Finance; Neurobiology.

Art. 2
Admission Requirements

University graduates from non-European Union nations, born after 31 December 1977, who have attained a 2nd- cycle university degree or equivalent or who will complete it by 30 September 2009 for candidates to the Faculty of Arts or by 30 November 2009 for the Faculty of Sciences and who have not been the object of the disciplinary measure - provided for by the academic and internal Regulations - of expulsion from the Scuola Normale Superiore can compete for positions in the doctoral programs.

Evaluation of the equivalency of the degree is entrusted, for the purposes of the competition only, to the Selection Committee as described in art. 3.

It is strongly recommended that candidates to PhD programs in the Faculty of Sciences take the "GRE – Subject Test" administered by the ETS (see gre/), within the application deadline indicated in this announcement, in the subject area corresponding to the PhD for which they are applying, as outlined below:

PhD in Mathematics or Mathematics for Technology and Finance: Subject = Mathematics;
PhD in Physics or in Condensed Matter Physics: Subject = Physics;
PhD in Chemistry: Subject = Chemistry;
PhD in Neurobiology: Subject = Biology;
PhD in Molecular Biology: Subject = Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology.

Candidates who take (or have taken) the GRE must explicitly indicate to the ETS that the Scuola Normale Superiore is (one of) the institution( s) to which results are to be sent. The Committee will evaluate whether the candidates have passed the test or not, and the score received. Candidates who obtain a position in the PhD program at the Scuola Normale will be reimbursed the application costs of the Subject Test.

Art. 3
Application and deadline

Application for admission to the competition can be made for only one subject area and can be presented no more than twice.
The application, written out as per the attached facsimile (Attachment A), addressed to the President of the Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7 – 56126 PISA, must arrive to the Scuola Normale no later than 30 June 2009.
Late arrival of the application and related materials, no matter what the cause, even if posted by the deadline, will result in non-admission to the competition.

MSc positions, CS & Networks, Scuola Sant'Anna, Italy

starting in Fall 2009 at SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT'ANNA - Pisa, Italy

Applications are open at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa (Italy) for two-year Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Computer Science and Networking jointly offered by University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. See: http://mcsn.

Details below.

Two-year Master of Science in Computer Science and Networking (MCSN) starting September 2009

up to 40 positions are reserved for EU candidates (candidates with a citizenship of a country belonging to the European Union) holding a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications or an equivalent title in the disciplines related to the Information and Communication Technologies. Of these, the four best ranked candidates resident outside Italy will receive a support by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna for accommodation.
Additional financial support may be available after the selection.

up to 10 positions are reserved for non-EU candidates (candidates with a citizenship of a country not belonging to the European Union) holding a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications or an equivalent title in the disciplines related to the Information and Communication Technologies. One position will be financially supported by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna through a dedicated scholarship reserved for a student with citizenship from India. The scholarship is adequate to cover tuition, accommodation, meals and normal living expenses. Additional scholarships may be available after the selection also for students with different citizenships.

Application deadlines are as follows

May 31st 2009, mandatory pre-enrollment of non-EU candidates at the italian Embassy/Consulate in their own country
(Enrollment in degree programs > Procedures for pre-enrollment > Documents pre-enrollment in 2nd cycle degree programmes)

June 10th 2009, opening of the on-line application web portal for EU and non-EU candidates.

June 30th 2009, on-line application of non-EU candidates July 8th 2009, reception of paper validation of the non-EU applications

July 31th 2009, on-line application of EU candidates August 8th 2009, reception of paper validation of the EU applications

More details are available at
On-line application will be open June 10th 2009.
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Description of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
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The Sant'Anna School for Advanced Studies of Pisa (Italy) is a public university institute working in the field of applied sciences: Economic Sciences, Legal Sciences and Political Sciences for the Class of Social Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Industrial and Information Engineering for the Class of Experimental Sciences.

Charter of Values
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Sant'Anna School for Advanced Studies implemented three principles, which form the basis of its own mission. Excellence - In education, research and in any other activity, excellence is ensured through the selection of the students through entrance examinations; the collaboration with teachers and researchers having a high scientific, cultural and motivational profile; the high
quality of its facilities and services; and thanks to the high professional expertise of its technical and administrative staff.

Interdisciplinarity - Used as a cultural and methodological perspective, it is the suitable tool to address the issues and complexities that are typical of current scientific and social world.

Internationalizatio n - It means the establishment of connections with institutes and centres of excellence at an international level; and the attention paid to the education and cultural growth problems of the young people coming from emerging Countries.

For more information on Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, you are kindly invited to visit our web-site at

4 PhD positions, ICT & Robotics, Scuola Sant'Anna, Italy

The Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies of Information & Communication Engineering and Robotics is a three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, where students can specialize in one of the following curricula:
  • Embedded Systems, with emphasis on real-time systems and resource management.
  • Telecommunications, especially referring to networks and photonic technologies.
  • Biorobotics, including micro-engineering, biomedical engineering, biomimetic robotics, rehabilitation technologies and computer assisted surgery.
  • Perceptual Robotics, with emphasis on telerobotics, cognitive robotics and virtual environments.
Admission Requirements:
  1. Applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title;
  2. they should not be older than 35 years on June 18, 2008; older than 35 may be exceptionally admitted by the Examination Committee;
  3. the candidates whose native language is not English should hold an internationally acknowledged certificate specifying their intermediate- level of English knowledge.
Positions and grants:
  • 4 positions with 4 fellowships (amounting to € 14.500 per year + free meals at school's canteen + Campus facilities): 1 position for each curriculum
  • Candidates are requested to apply online at: phdapplicationon line by June 11, 2009, 12.00 pm GMT. In case of problems with the online application, please contact the PhD Administration Office (tel. +39 050 88.33.36-88. 33.83), e-mail: techschool@sssup. it).
  • An hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested, must reach (regardless of forwarding date) by June 18, 2009:
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 PISA, Italy

"Application PhD in Innovative Technologies" must be written on the envelopment.

Application and attachments:
Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:
  1. a copy of their passport;
  2. two copies of their Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum. Please, use the EU model
  3. photocopy of Candidate's University Master Degree (to be translated in Italian or in English except those written in French, German, Spanish);
  4. detailed list of academic courses taken. This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final (or semester) examination was taken;
  5. a copy of their degree thesis (or two abstracts in English) and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitable;
  6. the certificates of knowledge of the English language;
  7. g) two copies of a detailed Research Project, of no more than 3,000 words, which will describe the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The Research Project will include:- a title;- the scientific premises and the relevant bibliography;- the aim and expectations of the research;- the experimental methods and data analysis methods which will be used, where required;
  8. at least two Reference Letters written by Faculty Members who have supervised the applicant's work during his/her university studies;
  9. a numbered list of documents attached
Selection of applicants:
  • Assessment of the Titles: assessment of all the submitted documents and publications, including the CV, and the Research Project.
Beginning of the PhD Programme The PhD Programme will start on November 3, 2009

tel. +39 050 88.33.36, +39 050 88.33.83

Attached documents:
Call for applications- Non EU Citizens (file pdf, 60 Kb)
CV European template (file doc, 113 Kb)

Call for application A.Y. 2009-10 - Non EU citizens
http://www.sssup. it/context. jsp?ID_LINK= 473&area= 46
Online application
http://www.sssup. it/domandeSifur/ index_perf_ phd.jsp

Selection schedule Assessment of the Titles: 25 June '09, 9.00 a.m.
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