Wednesday, May 21, 2008



The Department of Computer Science at
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, is offering the European Masters Program
in Computational Logic as part of its Bologna 2nd cycle offer. It is an
international distributed Master of Science course (MSc.), in cooperation with
the computer science departments in the following universities:

* Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
* Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
* Technische Universitaet Dresden,

* Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria
* Universidad Politecnica de Madrid,

This program, entirely in English, involves
studying one year at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and possibly completing
the second year with a stay in one of the partner universities. After this, the
student will obtain, together with the European degree, two Master of Science
degrees: the Mestrado em Lógica Computacional degree from the Universidade Nova
de Lisboa, with legal value in Portugal, and the respective Master of Science
degree from the visited university, with legal value in its country.


- 31 May 2008: deadline for all European and
non-European students
(notification of acceptance: 15 July 2008)

- 01 September 2008: last deadline only for
European students
starting at the Universidade Nova
de Lisboa, Portugal
(notification of acceptance: 10 September


There will be 12 consortium scholarships to
waive the tuition fee of 3.000 € for students without a scholarship, on the
basis of their academic merit.

Every year 10 EMCL students with European
citizenship can visit Australia (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane) up to
3 months to work on a research project, sponsored by the European Master. The
study period in Australia is part of the study programme and it is fully recognised
by the European Master’s Program in Computational Logic. The guaranteed
scholarship is of 3,100 € and it covers the travel and living expenses in


Check this web page for detailed info on


The European Masters Program in Computational
Logic is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in this rapidly
growing area. Based on a solid foundation in mathematical logic, theoretical
computer science, artificial intelligence and declarative programming
students will acquire in-depth knowledge necessary to specify,
implement and run complex systems as well as to prove properties of these
systems. In particular, the focus of instruction will be in deduction systems,
knowledge representation and reasoning, artificial intelligence, formal
specification and verification, syntax directed semantics, logic and automata
theory, logic and computability. This basic knowledge is then applied to
areas like logic and natural language processing, logic and the
semantic web, bioinformatics, information systems and database technology,
software and hardware verification. Students will acquire practical
experience and will become familiar in the use of tools within these
applications. In addition, students will be prepared for a future PhD, they
will come in contact with the international research community and will
be integrated into ongoing research projects. They will develop
competence in foreign languages and international relationships, thereby
improving their social skills.

Applicants should have a Bachelor degree
(Bologna 1st cycle or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Logic, or other relevant disciplines; special cases will be
considered. The programme is part of the Master in Computational Logic
(Mestrado em Lógica Computacional) and it has various strengths that make it
unique amongst Portuguese and European universities:

* Curriculum taught entirely in English: The
programme is open to the
world and prepares the students to move
on the international scene.
* Possibility of a strongly research-oriented
* Possibility for project-based routes to
obtain the degree and
extensive lab facilities.
* International student community.
* Direct interaction with the local and
international industry and
research centres, with the possibility
of practical and research
internships that can lead to future
* Excellent scholarship opportunities and
student accommodations.

The European Masters Program in Computational
Logic is one of the few European Masters awarded by the European Union’s
Erasmus Mundus programme from its first year of existence in 2004. The Erasmus
Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of
higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of
excellence in learning around the world. It supports European
top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and
attractiveness of European higher education in third-countries. It also
provides EU-funded scholarships for third-country nationals participating in
these Masters Courses, as well as scholarships for EU-nationals studying in

The European Masters Program in
Computational Logic is sponsored scientifically by the European Network of
Excellence on Computational Logic (CoLogNET), the European Association of Logic,
Language and Information (FoLLI), the European Coordinating
Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI), the Italian
Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA), the Italian
Association for Informatics (AICA, member of the Council of European
Professional Informatics Societies), the Italian Association for Logic and
its Applications (AILA), and the Portuguese Association for Artificial
Intelligence (APPIA).


Prof. Luis Moniz Pereira, at
Departamento de Informática
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2829-516 Caparica

Phone: +351 21 294 8536 (Secretary)
Fax: +351 21 294 8541
European MSc in Computational Logic site: