Structure of the course

The ICE partners will deliver a joint PhD degree (not all partners are in a position to deliver the joint degree, but are able to offer a double award from the outset) to students limited to university pairs (see Figure 1).
According to this statement, for each successful applicant student two supervisors will be designed from the two universities which will be involved in the mobility scheme (supervisor) and/or from the other three partners (tutor). 

Moreover, a secondary supervisor will be designed to represent the reference for the other university where the applicant intends to spend part of his course (at least 6 months – see Figure 2).

Every year, a Summer School (that will last at least one week) will be organized involving in different sessions all students, part of the boards’ members and part of the teaching staff. In particular, in the first days of the school modules and seminars will be organized by professors of the different universities in a conference style. Supervisors and tutors will be present during the last two days of the school which will be dedicated to oral presentation and evaluation of students’ activities; at least one delegate from each partner industry will be invited to participate to the event. The school will be held, during the first five years life-cycle of the ICE course in a different partner country each year.
The aim of this meeting will be both technical and social. From one hand, all applicants, even if pursuing the same course, have not the chance of meeting but in the web space their colleagues that have selected two different countries for their track, so the Summer School could represent an outstanding opportunity of social integration between students and students and professors. On the other hand, the chance of exchanging their experiences, acquired knowledge and compare different research groups activities will contribute to the professional growth of students in the perspective of their future academic or business careers.
Summer Schools could be organized in conjunction with research events co-organized by partner universities (e.g. conferences like AVSS, ICDSC, ICIP, etc.)

Figure 1 - Student enrollment scheme – an example
Figure 1 – Student enrollment scheme – an example


Figure 2 – ICE mobility scheme
Figure 2 – ICE mobility scheme

Didactic activity: Syllabus

Every year the Management Board will publish a Syllabus containing all the courses offered and certified by EMJD ICE; according to the guidelines provided in the Syllabus and upon approval of both the assigned supervisors the PhD Candidates will submit a Didactic Plan containing a list of the courses that he/she will attend during the academic year.


In this link  is attached 2017 Syllabus.