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1 Doing a Ph.D. Abroad Biagio Cosenza, Ph.D. Illustrations by Antonio Di Matteo

2 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Disclaimer Ph.D. studentships work differently according to – Scientific field – Country – University – Research group – Professor This presentation is just an personal view of what a Ph.D. Studentship is

3 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Summary Doing a Ph.D. – Why – What is a Ph.D. Doing a Ph.D. Abroad – US, UK, Germany, Austria – Staying abroad during the Ph.D. What to do next?

4 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Doing a Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy Highest academic degree awarded by universities in most fields of study Equivalent titles – Dottorato di Ricerca, Doktor, Doctorat, Tohtori,… – Some countries make distinctions between Ph.D. and Doctoral studies

5 The Value of a Ph.D. XXX vignetta? Un idea: "Having a PhD in Italy vs Having a PhD abroad" /oppure "The value of a Ph.D." parte sulle diversita culturali e sul come e' vista al ricerca fuori vignetta divisa in due left (sfondo una citta tedesca): "So, you are doing a Ph.D, cool!" right (sfondo una citta Italiana): "What are you doing? What does exactly Ph.D. mean? So, are you becoming a doctor helping people?

6 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Why to get a Ph.D.? An original contribution to knowledge Do something that most people couldnt do Do something thats never been done before Be called doctor when you finish You dont have to search for a real job for a while – OK, this is not a good motivation

7 Why DO NOT get a Ph.D.? Not wanting a Ph.D. – Happens when we choose to do it as backup solution Get a job before finishing Underestimating what is required Overestimating what is required – Relativity theory wasnt Einstein's thesis Having a supervisor which – Has no idea about your research – Loses contact with you Not having a thesis Estelle M. Phillips' and Derek S. Pugh's, How to get a Ph.D.

8 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Unwritten Rules of Ph.D. Research Attending courses Prepare lecture/tutorships Presentations Conferences Reports – Annual/monthly/weekly reports …and do research

9 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Understanding the Academic System Roles – Research assistant, Postdoc, Lecturer, Professor Publications – Books, Journals, Referred papers, Reports – Impact factor Paperwork Funding

10 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Important Tips Time Management – Do not procrastinate Read Write Do review, get reviewed Present/expose your work – To a critic public Work WITH your supervisor – Do not hide yourself – Do not ignore his advices, bypass his decisions, … Networking

11 Doing a Ph.D. in the United States Admission Requirements: – Master of Science/Master of Arts – Bachelor, for Master en route programs Apply to open positions, usually via online form – GRE and TOEFL score Each University has its minimal score – Interview – Sometime also Skype interview Students usually apply to 2-6 institutions

12 Doing a Ph.D. in the United States VISA Ph.D. Candidacy and final Ph.D. thesis Duration: usually from 3 to 5 years – 10 years limitation in some Universities

13 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Doing a Ph.D. in the UK Few differences with US Funding – In UK mostly P.I. oriented Time to completion – In UK, most PhD positions are offered as studentships that are funded from a time limited, specific grant and for a well defined project Courses – In UK a PhD doesnt typically involve coursework or exams, but solely researching and submitting a PhD thesis.

14 Doing a Ph.D. in Germany/Austria Strong difference with American University system Required: Masters degree, Diploma, Magister, Staatsexamen – For some studies on which thesis should be written in German: TestDAF or DSH Tenured professor and Privatdozent are aloud to make call for Ph.D. students – They are called Doktorvater/DoktorMutter Open a positions may be – Very specific, if funded by projects E.g. FWF Einzelprojekt (Austria), DFG Sachbeihilfe (Germany) Topics is well defined from the beginning – More generic, if funded differently

15 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Doing a Ph.D. in Germany/Austria Individual Ph.D. vs structured Ph.D. (Germany) – Only structured in Austria Contract may include teaching Duration: 3 to 5 years (by law no more than 6) – In Computer Science, for big research group usually 5 years – Some groups have specific policies E.g. 4 top conference papers, or cumulative Impact factor > 5.0 Final dissertation

16 Going abroad during the Ph.D.

17 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 Going abroad during the Ph.D. Co-PhD – Co-PhD program that allows students to earn a PhD degree jointly with two different departments/Universities Visiting program – Country specific In Germany – DAAD Scholarship, BMBF Mobility Funding, … In Austria see OeAD database http://www.grants.at/http://www.grants.at/ – Field specific E.g. for High Performance Computing – HPC-Europa, DEISA-Prace, HiPEAC Network, … May be your Supervisor doesnt like the idea…

18 What to do next?

19 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 What to do next?

20 ISISLab, Universita degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), April 22nd, 2013 What to do next?

21 1st degree 4 yrs Exp (No Masters)MastersPhD Aerospace/Defense$48,076$62,500$70,000 $87,500 Consulting/Prof. Services $59,535$72,129$65,121 $77,415 Energy $42,032 $64,351$65,074 $70,761 Financial Services/Banking $56,837$66,231$62,937 $73,002 FMCG $39,767 $66,528 $45,286 $52,710 Manufact./Automotive $35,417 $64,447 $60,716 $70,466 Media/Entertainment $43,250 $53,637 $46,927 $63,745 Pharma./Healthcare $41,942$68,182 $71,287 $72,346 Public Sector/Non- profit $37,569$66,478 $60,478 $73,188 Retail $39,767 $56,326 $53,541 $72,388 Telecoms/High Tech. $48,647 $57,500$72,500 $75,000 Transportation $37,592 $50,805 $50,967 $53,933 QS International Recruiter Survey 2007

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26 Useful links The Guardian, Higher Education http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/higher-education National Postdoc Association http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/ Time management http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/Randy/Randy/TimeMa nagementTalk.ppt Biagio Cosenzas home page http://www.dps.uibk.ac.at/~cosenza/ Antonio di Matteos blog http://andimabe.blogspot.com/

27 Thanks! Questions?


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