Doctoral Seminars

Doctoral Seminars are specialized courses held by the individual research groups in their area of specialization. They are open for all PhD students to attend.

Doctoral Courses

These are special courses for doctoral students held at the department by internationally renowned experts.

HS 2010

  • Prof. Mark Klein, MIT, Social computing / Collective Intelligence
  • Dr. Giampiero Beroggi, Head of the statistics department of the canton of Zurich, Statistics for PhD students

FS 2010

  • Prof. Robert O. Briggs, University of Nebraska, Preparing a Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
  • Prof. Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, Managing and Doing Design Research
  • Prof. Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California, Research Colloquium on Software Architecture & System Reliability

HS 2009

  • Research Methods in Computer Science by Prof. Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerp (Visiting Professor at ifi in 2009/2010)

FS 2009

  • Prof. Robert O. Briggs, University of Nebraska

FS 2008

  • Prof. Premkumar Devanbu, University of California at Davis
  • Prof. Paul Swatman, University of South Australia

ifi Colloquium

For doctoral students it is mandatory to attend at least 50% of the colloquium talks per semester.
Current colloquium schedule

Transferable Skills for Doctoral Students

The University of Zurich offers a broad range of doctoral courses. An overview of the courses can be found on the homepage of UZH's "Transferable Skills".

Center for University Teaching and Learning

The University of Zurich has a own center for university teaching and learning. Beside their own research, people working there offer a broad variety of didactics courses: Center for University Teaching and Learning.

Language Center of UZH and ETHZ

There exist a shared UZH/ETHZ Language Center which offers courses in a lot of different languages. Beside this they also offer courses in scientific writing, which could be of particular interest to gather ECTS in the doctoral program: Language Center.