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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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This master programme is no longer offered starting from the academic year 2018/19.

European Master in

Computational Logic (EMCL)

The aim of the program is to provide profound theoretical and practical knowledge required for professional practice in artificial intelligence, computer science, logic, linguistics and cognitive science: you will learn how to develop programs that enable computers to display behaviour that can be characterised as intelligent.


The EMCL is an international study programme offering as a joint degree within a consortium composed of four universities:

The objective of the EMCL programme is to train professionals acquainted with the individual disciplines of computational logic able to work according to scientific standards. To acquire in-depth knowledge, students may choose appropriate combinations of advanced courses from a vast catalogue offered by the four partner universities.

Students may focus on foundational research in the context of an ongoing research project at one of the partner universities, thereby being exposed to the state of the art in an academic field and actively contributing to its advancement. They may also focus on more application-oriented research in cooperation with industry, thereby being exposed to corporate culture and best practices in an enterprise context.


At a glance

Degree class: LM-18
ECTS credits: 120
Duration: 2 years
Courses will be taught in English
Tuition fees: €450 per semester
Scholarships: several scholarships from 1,840€ to 2,840€ are available, depending on the choice of the second year specialisation
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Structure of the course

In the first year students spend the first semester at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany and  the second semester at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Courses aim at introducing students with the foundations of computational logic, but advanced courses can be selected as well.

In the second year students specialise in computational logic areas by selecting one of the four partner universities. The second year, in addition to the thesis, includes a project and advanced courses.


Prof Franconi unibz


Degree Course Director at unibz: Prof. Enrico Franconi
Student Representative in the Course Council at unibz: --


Additional activities

Each year EMCL students organise a yearly workshop for all the students and lecturers where they exchange their experiences and present their research. The workshop is hosted by Lisboa or Wien universities, and there will be financial support for the travel.

Students have the opportunity of working on their project during a 3 months stage at Australia’s Data61, usually in the summer between the first and second year.
The consortium fosters the participation of students in summer schools and research conferences, and financial support is available for best performing students.

Career Opportunities

The Computer Science Degree Hub characterizes a career in computational logic and artificial intelligence as involving automation, robotics, advanced knowledge representation systems, and the use of sophisticated computer software and programs. Candidates interested in pursuing jobs in this field require specific education based on foundations of formal methods, information technology, logic, and computer engineering perspectives.

Written and verbal communication skills are also important to convey how artificial intelligence tools and services are effectively applied within industry settings. From its inception in the 1950’s through the present day, computational logic and artificial intelligence continues to advance and improve the quality of life across multiple application areas.
As a result, professionals with the right skills to translate digital bits of information into meaningful human experiences can find a career in computational logic and artificial intelligence to be sustaining and rewarding. The EMCL programme is designed to let graduates acquire these skills. The EMCL has graduated since its beginning in 2004 more than 150 students, with virtually full employment after graduation; more than 100 EMCL graduates are currently working in academia or research.

Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of UniversItaly you can find further information (in Italian).


Applications to the EMCL will not be accepted for the academic year 2018/2019.


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