The graduate school implements a structured PhD program that goes beyond the standard requirements of the JKU PhD curricula, as it puts a strong focus on secure and correct systems and provides funded PhD positions for excellent candidates.
The overall duration of the program is 4 years. Typically, PhD students are employed at the LIT Secure and Correct Systems Lab, but it is also open to other PhD students.
From the very beginning, the PhD student is supervised by a team to ensure broad and well-available scientifc support.
These milestones are in accordance with the curriculum ‘Doktoratsstudium Technische Wissenschaften’ (doctorate program in Engineering Sciences, opens an external URL in a new window) at the JKU.
Attendance of the joint seminar 'Secure and Correct Systems' is mandatory. In addition to the courses in the Master's and Doctorate curricula of the JKU, the Lab offers courses specifically dedicated to the topic 'Research in Secure and Correct Systems'. Together with the PhD student, the first supervisor determines which courses to attend.
PhD students are expected to publish parts of their research results at appropriate scientific conferences or journals before submitting the thesis as a whole.
The Graduate School encourages and will support PhD students to study abroad at a suitable international research institution for several months.
PhD students can be involved in university teaching in accordance with the JKU regulations.
PhD candidates, funded from other sources than the graduate school, must convince a first supervisor (one of the faculty members). Based on the recommendation of the first supervisor, the management of the lab admits the candidate to the graduate school.
A funded PhD position at the LIT Secure and Correct Systems Lab is equivalent to a JKU predoc position. Candidates need to apply to one of the published positions. Currently all of the funded positions are filled.