KTH / KCSE / Graduate School
KCSE Graduate School
The goal of the graduate school
is to widen the competence and perspectives of the participating PhD
students within the area of computational science and engineering and
to provide an opportunity to network with potential collaboration partners
in academia and industry. Often, different sub-fields of computational
science consider similar problems in very different ways, and use different
terminology to describe their problems. The scientific focus can also
vary greatly, from pure method development issues to applications. By
organizing coordinated activities among a group of students from different
departments we expect that they will benefit both from learning about
each others point of view and from cooperations initiated between their
different research projects.
The KCSE Graduate School has received funding from Vetenskapsrådet (VR) from 2008 to 2012.
Courses & Summerschools
The research school has its own course curriculum, consisting
of selected courses from the participating departments as well as some courses
of a more general character. Students participating in the school are expected
to take courses from this curriculum, as detailed in the course pages.
There is also travel support for external schools and courses.
Within KCSE, a seminar series is held with approximately 8 seminars per semester, i.e. two per month during the teaching period. Every other
seminar is given by a leading scientist from academia or industry,
and every other seminar by a PhD student active in the research school.
PhD students participating in the graduate school are expected to attend
these seminars, and will obtain 4.5 ECTS points for active participation in
the series, i.e. for having given one seminar, and having participated
in 20 other seminars in the series.
PhD students who have completed both the seminar series and the course
work obtain a certificate/diploma as a proof of their participation.
The points accumulated within the graduate school are of course counted
as part of the normal PhD or licentiate course work.