Hecse - Helsinki Graduate School in Computer Science and Engineering

Applications 2010
Admission (general information)
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Autumn School 2010
Courses and Events
Travel stipends

Welcome to Helsinki Graduate School in Computer Science and Engineering (Hecse)

Hecse is a PhD program in computer science and computer engineering jointly offered by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki (UH). The participating universities are the leading universities within their fields in Finland.

Graduate education in Hecse emphasizes a solid knowledge of the central concepts and methods of computer science and engineering. Expertise in these core areas is essential for the innovativeness and competitiveness of the IT industry, as well as for scientific advances and industrial applications of information technology. Hecse encompasses two Centres of Excellence of the Academy of Finland, and offers an internationally unique environment for research and researcher training. It is the only graduate school providing researcher training in core computer science methodologies within the Helsinki metropolitan region, which accommodates the majority of the Finnish IT industry

To strengthen the focus of the school and, consequently, student and faculty commitment, researcher training in Hecse will from 2007 on be structured along three interrelated and cooperating thematic areas.

Hecse constitutes an intensive, geographically concentrated network of computer science and engineering researcher training. The participating units form the strongest Finnish academic research cluster in the field, with substantial co-operation with the wide industrial base in the region.

For the period 2007-2011, Hecse has 20 funded PhD student positions and a coordinator; in addition, about 60 adjunct PhD students who receive funding from other sources are enrolled in Hecse and participate in courses and other events organized by Hecse.

This file was last modified on 22 Sep 2010.