The programme favours the integration of students into a network of world-renowned researchers and specialists in BI. The curriculum is jointly delivered by Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Aalborg Universitet (Denmark), Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), and Poznań Technical University (Poland). Associated partners from around the world include top-ranked universities, leading industries in BI, public and private research organizations, R&D companies, consulting companies, and public authorities. Associated partners will contribute to the programme by training students, providing job placement or internships, as well as financial support, in particular through additional scholarships.
IT4BI-DC is a 3-year (180 ECTS) doctoral programme implemented as a co-tutelle model. The consortium jointly designs a set of Doctoral Topics addressing six fundamental BI challenges: Modeling and Semantics, Information Discovery, Information Integration, Business Analytics, Large-Scale Processing, and Collaboration and Privacy. Each of the Doctoral Topics is jointly co-supervised by at least two partners of the consortium. The doctoral candidate will spend between 33% and 50% in the host university of the co-tutelle. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded with a joint degree from the universities of the co-tutelle.
The ERASMUS MUNDUS JOINT DOCTORATE in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES for BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (IT4BI-DC) Programme provides EU-funded SCHOLARSHIPS to students selected by the IT4BI-DC Consortium. The selected PhD students will receive net salary between €1400 - €2200, depending on the institution. More details concerning the funds are available at http://it4bi-dc.ulb.ac.be/fellowships_funds
PhD candidates applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship:
December 21st, 2012 : scholarship application deadline
January 8th, 2013 : uploading reference letters deadline
End of February 2013: preliminary decision of the scholarship
End of April 2013 : formal confirmation of the scholarship granting
PhD candidates not applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship:
April 30th, 2013: progrmme application deadline for Non-European students
June 30th, 2013 : programme application deadline for European students
PhD candidates are required to apply via the IT4BI-DC online application form that is available at http://it4bi-dc.ulb.ac.be/emundus